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Messengers of Peace

The British composer Karl Jenkins burst onto the twenty-first century music scene with his oratorio The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. It premiered in 2000 and has been performed more than 1,000 times since.  In recent years Jenkins has composed and recorded other major...

The Peacemakers Features Brilliant Soloists

The bell-like soprano soaring above the chorus in next weekend’s performance of Karl Jenkins’s oratorio The Peacemakers is the voice of Madelyn Zuro, a junior at Oregon State University and soprano section leader for the Corvallis Repertory Singers.  Madi will sing...

Peacemakers: High-school Choral Interns Perform with CRS

Nine high school singers will be among the chorus next weekend as the Corvallis Repertory Singers open their 2019-20 season with Karl Jenkins’s 2011 oratorio The Peacemakers.  It’s all part of CRS’s Choral Internship Program, which invites high-school students to...

Peacemakers: One Song

The human yearning for peace is as old as the urge toward conflict. Maybe older.   Three thousand years ago the Psalmist wrote, “Peace be within your walls and prosperity within your palaces.” A millennium later Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall...

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NoteWorthy For immediate Release (October 7, 2019): Contact:  Judy Corwin, 541-760-2787, judy.corwin@comcast.net Artistic Director: Steven Zielke, Oregon State University  Recording of David Maslanka Mass performed in Corvallis released by Mark Records  CORVALLIS, OR—...

CRS Audition Open

Corvallis Repertory Singers will hold auditions for the 2019-2020 season on Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 4-7pm.  Those interested in auditioning should contact Dr. Steven Zielke to reserve an audition time.  Auditions will be in Community Hall on the campus of Oregon State...