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Choir of the West 2019 Tour – United Kingdom and Germany

Visits to some of United Kingdom’s most beautiful cities, concert exchanges with important chamber choirs around the world, and participation in a renowned choral competition are all features of the Choir of the West 2019 tour. The itinerary will include stops in Edinburgh, York, Cambridge,…

Jazz Under the Stars concert lineup announced

The 2019 Jazz Under the Stars series will begin on Thursday, July 11th in the outdoor amphitheatre of the Mary Baker Russell Music Center at PLU. This annual summer concert series is FREE to the public, as it is PLU’s gift to the community. The…

PLU Trumpet Ensemble live on KING-FM

On March 15th at 8 p.m., the PLU Trumpet Ensemble will be performing live in Seattle on KING-FM for their “Northwest Focus Live” program. The opportunity came about earlier in the school year when the music office received a message from the NW Focus Live…

Wind Ensemble’s World Premiere of Echo Chambers

The PLU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of Echo Chambers on March 10, 2019. Echo Chambers came about after a conversation during a national conference in 2017 between Ed Powell, Professor of Music and Director of Bands at PLU, and Peter Van Zandt Lane,…

New Director of Jazz Studies, Cassio Vianna

PLU’s music faculty welcomes their newest hire, Cassio Vianna. The native of Brazil brings with him an extensive resume of teaching, composing, and performing jazz music. This year, he’ll begin a new journey channeling his passion into educating and inspiring PLU students as director of…

Snapshot of the recent Honolulu trip

The PLU Wind Ensemble traveled to Hawaii at the end of January for their 2019 Hawaiian Tour. The trip was the groups’ first time touring the islands in over 20 years. The group toured January 23rd – 30th on the island of Oahu, with stops…

Winners of the Inaugural Angela Meade Vocal Competition

Internationally known soprano, and PLU alum, Angela Meade ’00 offered a rare opportunity for PLU students considering a career as professional vocalists. Meade along with her husband John Myers, also a professional opera singer, established the endowment that made the competition a reality. After an…

PLU Wind Ensemble travels to Hawaii

The PLU Wind Ensemble will be traveling to Hawaii at the end of January for their 2019 Hawaiian Tour. This will mark the groups’ first time touring the islands in over 20 years. The tour dates will be January 23rd – 30th on the island…

Upcoming Opera, Le Nozze di Figaro

This pinnacle of classical opera focuses on the marriage of Figaro and Susanna. Together with the Countess Almaviva, they foil the efforts of the philandering Count to seduce Susanna and teach him a lesson in fidelity. Mozart’s comic masterpiece presented by the PLU Opera Workshop, is…

Concert web streaming of PLU’s annual Christmas Concert, Winter Rose

Join us in one of the most beloved holiday traditions in the Northwest, as The Choir of the West, University Chorale and University Symphony Orchestra present our annual Christmas concert, Winter Rose . Works by Gerald Finzi, Herbert Howells, Michael Praetorius and others, mixed with…

Lyric Brass CD Release

This week we sat down with Dr. Zachary Lyman to talk about everything from recording issues and Bach, to the new Lyric Brass CD and everyone involved in this project. Read on! What can we find in this CD? The CD contains 4 works by…

A PLU Christmas, Winter Rose

Don’t miss one of the most beloved holiday traditions in the Pacific Northwest, as the Choir of the West, University Chorale and University Symphony Orchestra present our annual Christmas concerts. This year’s theme, Winter Rose , features performances of works by Gerald Finzi, Herbert Howells,…

Richard D. Moe Organ Recital Series

The Richard D. Moe Organ Series has an exciting lineup of performances planned for the 2018-19 academic year. The upcoming October 21st performance will be the 20th Anniversary Concert of the Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Organ and feature PLU’s own music faculty and student performers.…

PLU University Jazz Ensemble’s upcoming concert

On Friday, May 11th, the public is invited to a collaborative concert featuring the Stadium High School Jazz Band, the Pacific Lutheran University Jazz Ensemble and special guest and world renowned saxophonist, Vincent Herring. Thanks to a generous endowment established by PLU alumnus Dr. Richard…

A Slice of Paradise

A Slice of Paradise The Malick Folk Performing Company from Trinidad and Tobago will perform from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, April 22 in the Karen Hille Phillips Center for Performing Arts. Malick is the premier folk performing company of Trinidad and Tobago. The award-winning group travels…

PLU’s Wind Ensemble upcoming CBDNA performance

In an all encompassing PLU performance, PLU’s Wind Ensemble will be travelling to California to perform at the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), West/Northwest Conference this spring. “It was a huge honor for us to be accepted. We had to submit a recording and…

Backstage with Violinist Svend Rønning

This week we sat down with Dr. Rønning to talk about everything from Rick Steves to Rachmaninoff. Read on! How did you first get started playing the violin? What drew you to the instrument? My mother tells me that she noticed that I loved to…