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A Conversation with Steph Johnson

San Diego singer-songwriter Steph Johnson was in the midst of a successful two-decade career, racking up awards and making albums that showcased her blend of jazz, soul, rock and blues. But it wasn’t until 2016 that she found what she calls “my purpose in this life:”...

A Conversation with Tesfa Wondemagegnehu

A nationally renowned conductor and educator with a vision for equity and justice through song is the guest for the January edition of Maestro Moments, the free online series of live musical conversations sponsored by the Corvallis Repertory Singers.   Tesfa...

A Conversation with Dan Forrest

Dan Forrest, the nationally known and critically acclaimed composer whose choral works include “Requiem for the Living,” is our guest for the December edition of Maestro Moments. Check out the announcements: Email announcement 1, Email announcement 2. ...

A Conversation with Dave Metzger

Orchestrator, composer for movies, stage productions and video games, Dave Metzger was our November guest for the Maestro Moments conversation series.  Check out the...

A Conversation with Roosevelt Credit

Actor, singer and Broadway performer, Roosevelt Credit, was our first guest in our Maestro Moments series. Check out the announcements… Email announcement #1, Email announcement...

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...