Willamette Valley LGBT Chorus Sings for Peace

Photos courtesy of Confluence Willamette Valley LGBT Chorus

Each year, the Confluence Willamette Valley LGBT Chorus chooses a theme for the three concerts they put on, including their upcoming concert on March 11.

“The theme of the concert is creating peace with love,” said member Josandra McLellan. 

The chorus is in their 18th year. McLellan explained that most of the music this year will be modern songs, but this set will include a song by Bob Marley on universal love. 

The Confluence Chorus group is based out of Salem, but has members from Eugene, Corvallis, Albany, Portland, and the coast. Everyone can join without audition, and they are always accepting new members. 

“Mostly you just need to like to sing,” McLellan said. 

This year, there will be 50 to 60 voices among the chorus. Songs will be sung by the whole chorus, small groups, and individuals at the First Congregational United Church of Christ at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 11. The church is located at 4515 SW West Hills Road in Corvallis. 

Tickets are $12 in advance for seniors and students, and $15 for general admission. Or, $15 at the door for seniors and students and $18 for general admission. But for those on a tight budget, McLellan encourages anyone to come. 

“We don’t turn people away because of their inability to pay. We’d rather have people see the music.”

Visit www.confluencechorus.org to grab your advance tickets, and to learn more about their upcoming performances in Salem and Portland.

By Ashley Rammelsberg