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01/15/14 12:38 pm Age: 2 yrs

Adventist High Schools to Visit WWU for Annual Music Festival


By: Jaci Shankel

Choir/Orchestra Festival Begins January 22

Photo by Chris Drake

Beginning Wed., Jan. 22, Adventist high school students from across the Northwest will come together at Walla Walla University for the 2014 Choir and Orchestra Festival. 

Following several days of intense practice, the choir and the orchestra will perform their music on Sabbath, Jan. 25 at the University Church’s 11:45 p.m. worship service, and at a 4 p.m. concert, also to be held at the church. 

During this festival, students will work on orchestra selections, unaccompanied choral music, and choral music accompanied by piano, organ string ensemble, and full symphony orchestra. This year, wind instruments from the WWU orchestra will join the festival musicians for one piece by Ludwig van Beethoven, giving the choir an opportunity to experience singing with a full symphony orchestra.

Kraig Scott will conduct the choir and Benjamin Gish will conduct the orchestra. 

As Scott says, the goal of the festival is “to allow serious young musicians from all across the Northwest to experience the joy of bringing great music to life.” 

Participating schools include:

Auburn Adventist Academy

Gem State Academy

Milo Adventist Academy

Mount Ellis Academy

Portland Adventist Academy

Skagit Adventist Academy

Upper Columbia Academy

Walla Walla Valley Academy

Yakima Adventist Christian School

This music festival is held annually, alternating between choir/orchestra and band. 

Published Wednesday, Jan. 15

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