Eugene Concert Choir

  Memory loss and music are brought together in a new vocal ensemble piece called Shadow and Light, by composer Joan Szymko (“SHIM-koh”). Eugene Vocal Arts and the Eugene Concert Orchestra present its world premiere as part of Remembrances on Friday, April 8th and Sunday, April 10th at Beall Hall. Joan Szymko speaks with Eric Alan about giving Alzheimer’s patients and care partners a voice. 

  The Eugene Concert Choir presents the Burt Bacharach Songbook at the Hult Center in Eugene on Saturday, February 27th, with the Vicki Brabham Combo, Bill Hulings, Shirley Andress, and Oliver Bacharach, Burt’s son. They’ll celebrate  Burt Bacharach’s songwriting legacy, which includes over seventy top 40 hits, six Grammy awards, three Academy Awards, and more. Oliver Bacharach and Vicki Brabham visited the KLCC studios.

  

  Eugene Ballet presents Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana at the Hult Center on February 13th and 14th, with Orchestra Next and the Eugene Concert Choir. Eric Alan speaks with artistic director Toni Pimble and soprano Zulimar Lopez-Hernandez about the joys and challenges of the classic piece.  

Photo by Eric Alan

The Eugene Concert Choir completes its 40th anniversary season by featuring Celtic Spring with the Willis Clan on Saturday, April 25th at the Hult Center in Eugene. The Willis Clan includes twelve siblings from Nashville who merge Irish music and song and dance. They’ve gained international attention through winning the Today Show Sound of Music Singing Family Contest on NBC, and placing first in the 2013 International Irish Music Festival Competition in Dublin.

The Eugene Concert Choir presents Faure’s Requiem   at the Hult Center in Eugene on Saturday, March 1st, joined by the Oregon Mozart Players and guest vocalists Sharla Nafziger and Anton Belov. Diane Retallack, Artistic and Executive Director of the Eugene Concert Choir, speaks with Eric Alan.