ICantori, Walla Walla University’s select choir, released a CD titled “A Sense of Place” in late October. The project was launched a year prior when ICantori sang a special service commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Walla Walla University Church.
Comprised of 19 pieces, the recording features singing about special locations including churches, nature, the manger where Christ was born, and heaven. “What we love most about these places are the relationships we have formed there, just as the psalmist longs more for God than for heaven (Psalm 84:1-2),” said Kraig Scott, professor of music and director of ICantori. Throughout the program the point of perspective gradually shifts from specific earthly locations to the entire world, the starry sky, and finally to heaven itself.
Recording for the CD took place in the Walla Walla University Church under the direction of Scott; Larry Aamodt, primary recording technician and retired professor emeritus of engineering; and Jacob Mayes, choral president. Though hard work, Scott said that the recording process is a wonderful experience that teaches students to exercise patience and concentration.
Physical copies of the CD may be purchased online at wallawalla.edu/icantori or by visiting the music department office located in the Fine Arts Center.
Posted Jan. 26, 2023.