Voices Rising

By Bethany Carlson

RepertoryThe Corvallis Repertory Singers 2014-‘15 concert season will include a “Bach and Bluegrass” concert, a holiday concert, and a collaborative performance with Heart of the Valley, the OSU Chamber Choir, and the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra. The group features close to 50 local singers and is directed by OSU’s Steven Zielke. The choir includes many people who are professional singers or have studied voice.   

The Sunday, Nov. 2 “Bach and Bluegrass” performance will include a Bluegrass Mass at 4 p.m. at Corvallis’ First United Methodist Church. The Saturday, Dec. 20 concert will include Part I of Handel’s “Messiah,” and will be held at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Tickets for these two events are $23 for the main floor and $18 for balcony seating.

The collaborative event on Thursday, Jan. 29, entitled “Music and Hope,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center. Corvallis Repertory Singers will present an oratorio by American composer Stephen Paulus.

Corvallis Repertory Singers round out their season on April 18 with a performance of the concert version of Pirates of Penzance at the Whiteside. Tickets for this family event are $15 for the main floor and $12 for the balcony.

Season tickets are $50 for main floor seating for “Bach and Bluegrass,” holiday concert, and Penzance, or $70 for a pack that includes the “Music and Hope” collaborative event. All college and high school students may attend for free with valid student ID, and tickets are available at www.repsing.org or at locations downtown.