ICantori of Walla Walla University

ICantori the select choir of Walla Walla University, an auditioned group chosen from the 1,500-member student body, enjoys a history of touring that began in 1929. Renamed ICantori (Italian: “the singers”) in 1979, the ensemble has traveled extensively in the Pacific Northwest and western United States and appeared also in Canada, Russia, and Romania. Since 2011 they have performed at venues including The Cathedral of Christ the Light (Oakland), St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (Seattle), St. James Cathedral (Seattle), Christ Church Episcopal (Tacoma), Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (Portland), the Co-Cathedral of Saint Theresa (Honolulu), the historic Kawaiaho’o Church (Honolulu), Peachtree Road United Methodist Church (Atlanta), the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York), St. Patrick Cathedral (New York). Their repertoire focuses on classical music but includes a wide variety of styles. The choir regularly performs for the 2,000-member Walla Walla University Church of Seventh-day Adventists and offers a major concert each quarter on campus. Tours are funded by the University and generous donations from interested supporters. We invite you to support our touring by sending a check marked "ICantori Tour Fund" to the WWU Department of Music, 204 S. College Avenue, College Place, WA 99324.

2024 Spokane Tour Itinerary

12 April 2024              FRIDAY   

Spokane Valley SDA Church 
1601 S Sullivan Rd, Spokane Valley, WA 98037
7:00 PM

13 April 2024              SATURDAY   

Upper Columbia Academy SDA Church   
3025 E Spangle Waverly Rd, Spangle, WA 99031
11:00 AM

14 April 2024              SUNDAY

St. Mark's Lutheran Church                                                             
316 E 24th Ave, Spokane, WA 99203
10:45 AM

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
127 E 12th Ave, Spokane, WA 99202
4:30 PM

Kraig Scott, director

A native of British Columbia, Kraig Scott has served on the faculty of Walla Walla University since 1986. His responsibilities include teaching Organ and Harpsichord, Choral Conducting, History of Music and conducting the University choirs.

While still in high school, Scott completed the Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto and then majored in music at Walla Walla University. His advanced degrees include a MMus from the University of Oregon, an MA in musicology and DMA in organ performance from the Eastman School of Music (where he also received the coveted Performer’s Certificate). He also completed a post-graduate choral conducting study with David Rayl and Jonathan Reed at Michigan State University.

As an organist and harpsichordist, Scott has made recital appearances in 11 states and 10 countries in venues such as Dunblane Cathedral (Scotland) and the Sejong Cultural Center (South Korea), to name a few. He has presented master classes at many institutions, including the Eastman School, Westminster Choir College, and for several chapters of the American Guild of Organists. Having conducted church choirs for most of his adult life, including 18 years at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Walla Walla, he now focuses his energy on ICantori and University Singers.

Recent Repertoire

Psalm 122 - Alice Parker 
Think of How God Loves You - James MacMillan 
True Love's the Gift - Charles Wood
Locus Iste - Anton Bruckner
Psalm 84 - Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
The Old Church - Stephen Paulus
A Little Song of Life - Reginald Unterseher
Trinity Te Deum - Ēriks Ešenvalds
Here Is the Little Door - Herbert Howells
In the Bleak Midwinter - Harold Darke
Trinity Fauxbourdons: Magnificat - Owain Park
Trinity Fauxbourdons: Nunc Dimittis - Owain Park
Carol of the Drum - Katharine K. Davis
Betelehemu (Nigerian Carol) - Barrington Brooks
What Child is This? - Mack Wilberg
Brave - Sara Bareilles, arr. Kraig Scott
Elijah Rock - Moses Hogan
Total Praise - Richard Smallwood
I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes (Psalm 121) - David Briggs 
Beati quorum via - Charles Villiers Stanford
The Road Home - Stephen Paulus
and the swallow (Psalm 84) - Caroline Shaw
There Is Sweet Music - Daniel E. Gawthrop
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands - Cedric Dent
When the Earth Stands Still - Don MacDonald
Stopping by the woods on a snowy evening - Andrew R. Jacobson
Moon Flight - Daniel Brinsmead
Amendment: Righting Our Wrongs - Melissa Dunphy
"Hallelujah" from Mount of Olives - Ludwig van Beethoven
Missa Sancti Francisci Assisiensis - Damijan Močnik
Bring us, O Lord God - William H. Harris

Psalm 122 - Alice Parker 
Think of How God Loves You - James MacMillan 
Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee - Paul Halley
O Radiant Dawn - James MacMillan 
Magnificat - Ēriks Ešenvalds 
Alleluia - Jake Runestad 
Alleluia - Ralph Manuel 
Alélouya (Haitian Easter) - Emile Desamours 
My Soul’s Been Anchored - Moses Hogan  
I Will Sing Praises - Richard Smallwood 
Anthem of Praise - Richard Smallwood  
I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes - David Briggs 
Messe Pour Notre Dame - David Briggs

Psalm 122 - Alice Parker 
Think of how God Loves You - James MacMillan 
Abide in Him - Shirley Porter 
How Can I Keep from Singing? - Gwyneth Walker 
The Greatest Good - Jocelyn Hagen 
How Can I Keep from Singing? - Alice Parker 
The Day of Resurrection - Melissa Dunphy  
It Is Well/Stronger - P Bliss, Mandisa, arr. Kraig Scott 
The New Moon - Ēriks Ešenvalds 
My Song in the Night - Paul Christiansen 
A Little Song of Life - Reginald Unterseher 

Amahl and the Night Visitors (complete opera) - Gian Carlo Menotti  
Psalm 122 - Alice Parker 
Psalm 139 (Psalm tone) - T. Tertius Noble 
Psalm 46 (Psalm tone) - T. Tertius Noble 
Think of How God Loves You - James MacMillan 
Sweet Rivers - Reginald Unterseher  
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis - Eriks Esenvalds 
Preces and Responses - Jake Richard Hodkinson 
Hallelujah Chorus - George Frideric Handel 
So I’ll Sing with My Voice - Dominick Argento 
Ubi caritas et amor - David Briggs 
When Mary Through the Garden Went - C V Stanford 
Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee - Paul Halley 

Remember O Thou Man - John Ravenscroft
Remember O Thou Man - Bob Chilcott
Brightest and Best - Shawn Kirchner
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring - J. S. Bach
God Is With Us - John Tavener 
Exsultate Deo - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Psalm 23 - Bobby McFerrin 
Precious Lord, Take My Hand - Roy Ringwald
Passion and Resurrection - Ēriks Ešenvalds
Amazing Grace - Eriks Esenvalds
Hands - Jocelyn Hagen 
It Is Well/Stronger - arr. Kraig Scott 
Who Can Sail Without the Wind? - Eriks Esenvalds

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Heidi Kissinger
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Emma Little
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Kelsey Griffin
Rachel Johnston
Grace Klein
Lia Kritzinger
Emmalyn Logan
Macy Moon
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Julia Rivera
Ro Rosich
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Ben Griffin
Timothy Kerbs
Christopher Kime
Jacob Mayes
Wesley Oliver
Josh Price

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Paul Hartman
Jonathan Kasper
Joosung Kim
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Ryan Schimpf
Ben Solari
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