PORTLAND VOCAL CONSORT
OCT 2, 2009
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 8:00 PM
1126 SW Park
PORTLAND, OR 97205
OCT. 3, 2009
TAYLOR MEADE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 7:30 PM
FOREST GROVE, OR
$20 general admission, $15 senior. $10 students
Portland, OR Portland Vocal Consort, a professional choral ensemble, will present a commemorative concert celebrating the anniversaries of the deaths of two of the greatest composers of all time, G. F. Handel (d. 1759) and F. J. Haydn (d. 1809). We will be collaborating for the first time with Rose City Chamber Orchestra to combine the majesty of the voice with instrumentation while performing Handel's Dixit Dominus. the Pacific University Chamber Choir will join us, and the orchestra, for Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass. This will be the first time that audiences will have the opportunity to hear the combined forces of a university choir, a chamber orchestra, and a professional choir in such an important classical works.
Portland Vocal Consort is comprised of 23 professional singers who have garnered their expertise from a variety of Pacific Northwest musical groups including Cantores in Ecclesia, Cappella Roman, and the David York Ensemble.
A native Oregonian, Ryan Heller, recently nominated for the Portland Music Awards as Outstanding Classical Musician, is the esteemed Director of the Portland Vocal Consort. In addition to the Consort, Ryan is the conductor and music director of the Southwest Washington Symphony, the internationally ranked Pride of Portland Chorus, and Chorus Austin in Austin, Texas
The Daily News, Longview WA, hails Heller as Â innovative, intelligent, and creativeÂ.
About Portland Vocal Consort
Portland Vocal Consort was born out of the Ryan Heller Festival Singers that debuted in the fall of 2002 and quickly created local following. The group is the realization of Mr. HellerÂs dream for a professional choir that is capable of performing a large repertoire and one that will captivate and engage audiences.
The Willamette Week, Portland, OR, writes:
Â The consort clicked off virtuosic coloratura, strode confidently through slippery harmonies and basically sang their hearts out,Â
For more information call 503-209-7539
First Congregational Church
1126 SW Park
Portland, OR 97205
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