Choir sings in Oahu concerts

Rosa Johnson, Managing editor

Linfield choir members spent their Jan Term Break singing in Oahu, Hawaii for a six-day concert tour and will bring back the souvenir of song to campus on Satur­day, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Ice Auditorium.

The Linfield College Concert Choir is made up of 40-50 voices was the first such ensemble in the Pacific Northwest and has toured every year since its formation in 1930, travel­ing throughout the west­ern states, Hawaii, Cana­da, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, China, Southeast Asia and Costa Rica.

The choir has also performed at state, regional and interna­tional conferences.

“The choir tour sup­ports Linfield’s mission to connect learning, life and community,” said Faun Tiedge, Linfield Depart­ment of Music chair. “With music, we hope to share our appreciation for the people we meet and the places we visit in beautiful Hawaii. There are many students at Linfield who call Hawaii home.”

The choir sang for church congregations.

Anna Song is Linfield’s assistant professor of music and the director of the choir. With an overarching goal of sharing cultures through music, the choir’s showcase encompassed a wide vari­ety of tour music including songs from New Zealand, Latvia, and Hawaii, along with works by Britten, Han­del, Finzi and Hassler.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Linfield Music Department, 503-883-2275 or visit