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Saturday, December 15 & Sunday, December 16, 2018

Candlelight & Carols: Vivaldi's Gloria

Mini-Messiah Sing-Along—George Frideric Handel
“And the glory of the Lord” “For unto us a Child is born” “Glory to God” “Hallelujah!”
This Little Babe—Benjamin Britten
Come, All Ye Shepherds—arr. Stephen Mager
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree—Elizabeth Poston
Wexford Carol—arr. Dale Warland: Abi Sperling, flute
See Amid the Winter’s Snow—arr. Dan Forrest
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day—arr. Howard Helvey
The First Noel—arr. Dan Forrest
Here’s a Pretty Little Babyarr. André Thomas: Sandra Babb, soprano; Patty Gerig, soprano, Bryce Tomlin, tenor; Emma Nissen, soprano – Abi Sperling, flute; Gryson Merickel, string bass; Jacob Eckart, tenor steel drum
O Holy Night—arr. René Clausen

Sunday, February 10, 2019

The Creation by Franz Joseph Haydn

Emma Nissen, soprano (Gabriel)
Bryce Tomlin, tenor (Uriel)
Anthony Eversole, baritone (Raphael)
Sandra Babb, soprano (Eve)
Kevin Helppie, baritone (Adam)

Saturday, April 13 & Sunday, April 14, 2019

Meredith Willson's The Music Man in Concert

Joseph Battrick, Harold Hill
Taylor Hulett, Marian Paroo
Colton Byers, Robbie Goldie, Jordan Mitts, Eli Nicholas, River City Quartet
Gale Hazel, Mrs. Paroo
Matthew Cook, Winthrop Paroo
Jason Caffarella, Marcellus Washburn
Anne Hubble, Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn
Paul Pritchard, Mayor Shinn
Caitlyn Douglas, Alma Hix
Patty Gerig, Maud Dunlop
Dianne Nelson, Ethel Toffelmier
Laura South, Mrs. Squires
Elizabeth Banks, Amaryllis
Robbie Goldie, Charlie Cowell
Cate Caffarella, stage director


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Reform School: Choral Music of the Reformation

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott—Johann Wather
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott—J. S. Bach: Melissa Reed, soprano; Allison Knotts, mezzo-soprano; Bryce Tomlin, tenor; Mitchell Hutchings, baritone
All-Night Vigil “Vespers” (Selections)—Sergei Rachmaninoff
Missa Papae Marcelli “Kyrie/Gloria”—Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Jubilate Deo—Giovanni Gabrieli
If ye love me—Thomas Tallis
This is the record of John—Orlando Gibbons: Steven Evan-Renteria, counter-tenor
David’s Lamentation—Joshua Shank
Nearer, My God, to Threearr. Dan Forrest: Noah Seitz, cello
Worthy To Be Praised!—Byron J. Smith: Karen Drouhard, mezzo-soprano

Saturday December 16 & Sunday, December 17, 2017

Candlelight & Carols: Handel's Messiah

The Messiah (Part I)—George Frideric Handel
Soloists: Jenna Skarphol, soprano; Blair Bowmer, mezzo-soprano; Bryce Tomlin, tenor; Gregory Brumfield, bass-baritone
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day—arr. Howard Helvey
See Amid the Winter’s Snow—arr. Dan Forrest
This Little Babe (from Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten)—arr. Julius Harrrison
Serenity (O magnum mysterium)—Ola Gjeilo: Noah Seitz, cello
Ding Dong Merrily on High—arr. Howard Helvey
He Is Born!—arr. Dan Forrest
Baby Born in Bethlehem—Victor Johnson: Jade Hails, percussion; Grayson Merickel, bass
O Holy Nightarr. John Rutter

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Choral Fight Night: Battle of the Choirs

Corvallis Repertory Singers vs. OSU Millennium Singers

Corvallis Repertory Singers:  
Fight the good fight with all thy might—John Gardner
Missa Kenya—Paul Basler: Bryce Tomlin, tenor; Steven Evans-Renteria, tenor; Gregory Brumfield, bass; Eric Russel, horn; Jade Hails & Emily Walker, percussion

Combined Choirs:
Five Hebrew Love Songs—Eric Whitacre, Hila Plitmann, poetry

Millennium Singers:
Cry Out and Shout—Knut Nystedt
Moon is Distant for the Sea —David Childs
Joshua Fit the Battle—arr. Moses Hogan

Combined Choirs:
Ubi Caritas—Maurice Duruflé & Ola Gjeilo

Corvallis Repertory Singers:
Sure on This Shining Night—Samuel Barber & Morton Lauridsen
All That Hath Breath & Life—René Clausen
Let Everything That Hath Breath—Jeffrey Ames
Elijah Rock—Jester Hairston & Moses Hogan

Combined Choirs:
Seize the Day 
(from Newsies)—Alan Menken, arr. Roger Emerson


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Letters from the Front

Star Spangled Banner—John Stafford Smith/Francis Scott Key
Mass in Time of War “Paukenmesse”—Joseph Haydn
I Vow To Thee, My Country—Gustav Holst
Workin’ for the Dawn of Peace—arr. Ron Jeffers
For the Fallen—Eleanor Daley
Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier—arr. René Clausen
Soldier, Won’t You Marry Me? from Love Songs for Spring Time—Paul Halley
Flanders Fields—Paul A. Aitken
In Remembrance from RequiemEleanor Daley
The Wind that Shakes the Barley—arr. Laurie Betts
Eternal Father, Strong to Save—John B. Dykes/ William Whiting, arr. Dan Forrest

Featuring readings of veterans letters by Patricia Johnson, Peter Butler, Cadet Brianna Shopp, and Melvin Hoffman.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Candlelight & Carols

Amahl and the Night Visitors—opera by Gian-Carlo Menotti
Jonah Southwick, Amahl; Lindsay Burrough, His Mother; Gregory Brumfield, Balthazar; Mason Cooper, Melchior; Joseph Battrick, Kaspar; Blair Bowmer, Page
Oba Ti De (Here Comes the King)—arr. Jeffery L. Ames
Sweet Little Jesus Boy—Robert MacGimsey, arr. Larry Nickel
Ding Dong! Merrily on High—arr. Stephen Mager
There Is No Rose—René Clausen
He is Born!—arr. Dan Forrest
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly—arr. John Leavitt
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks—Craig Courtney
Three Settings of Christmas Spirituals: “Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow,” “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy,” soloist: Gregory Brumfield —arr. Mark Hayes
Away in a Manger—arr. Neil Harmon
Go Where I Send Thee—arr. André Thomas
O Holy Night—arr. René Clausen

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Mass by David Maslanka

Collaborative concert with Oregon State University Music, featuring the OSU Wind Ensemble (Christopher Chapman, conductor), OSU Bella Voce (Sandra Babb, director), the OSU Chamber Choir (Steven Zielke, director), and the Corvallis Repertory Singers (Steven Zielke, artistic director)
Soloists: Amy Hansen, soprano; Nicolai Strommer, baritone


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, 4th Movement, Ode to Joy

Coral Walterman, soprano
Angela Niederloh, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Larson, tenor
Nickoli Strommer, bass

In collaboration with the Corvallis-OSU Symphony and OSU Chamber Choir

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Candlelight & Carols

Christmas Oratorio, Part 1—J. S. Bach, soloists: Melissa Simpson, soprano; Megan Sand, mezzo-soprano; Charles Gidley, tenor; Mason Cooper, baritone
Lux Aeterna—Morten Lauridsen
Exultate, Jubilate—W. A. Mozart, Melissa Simpson, soprano
For Unto Us a Child is Born (from Messiah, Part 1)—G. F. Handel
Sing We Now of Christmas—arr. Fred Prentice
Maria Walks Amid the Thorn—arr. Ron Jeffers
Wassail Song—arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams
The First Nowell—arr. Mack Wilberg
O Come, All Ye Faithful—arr. Dan Forrest
O Holy Night—arr. René Clausen

Saturday, February 6, 2016


Requiem—Maurice Duruflé: Allison Knotts, mezzo-soprano; Kevin Helppie, baritone; Bob Thompson, organ
Requiem for the Living—Dan Forrest: Melissa Simpson, soprano; Nicholas Larson, tenor

Saturday, April 30, 2016

If Music be the Food of Love, Sing On!

If Music be the Food of Love—Jean Belmont
Serenade to Music—Ralph Vaughan Williams
She Will Make the Face of Heaven Shine—Rob Redei
O Mistress Mine—Matthew Harris
When Daffodils Begin to Peer—Matthew Harris
Three Shakespeare Songs—Ralph Vaughan Williams
Three Settings of It Was a Lover and His Lass—Mathew Harris, John Rutter, P.D.Q. Bach/Schickele, from Liebeslieder Polkas
Excerpts from Something Rotten!: “God, I Hate Shakespeare,” “Will Power,” “Hard to Be the Bard,” “We See the Light.”
If Music be the Food of Love—David Dickau

Featuring David Ogden Stiers performing
an excerpt from The Merchant of Venice, Sonnet #18, Sonnet #17
—William Shakespeare


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Bach & Bluegrass

Lobet Den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230—J.S. Bach
Jesu, der du meine Seele, no. 78—J.S. Bach, soloists: Melissa Simpson, soprano; Allison Knotts, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Larson, tenor; Daniel Fridley, bass
Come Away to the Skies: A High Lonesome Bluegrass Mass—Tim Sharp & Wes Ramsay, soloists: Will McLean, tenor; Alec Chase, tenor; Tyler Wilson, tenor; Paul Pritchard, baritone, Peter Butler, baritone

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Candlelight & Carols: Messiah

Messiah, Part I—G. F. Handel, soloists: Nicholas Larson, tenor; Daniel Fridley, bass-baritone; allison Knotts, mezzo-soprano; Melissa Simpson, soprano; Gale Hazel, mezzo-soprano, Patty Gerig, soprano
Gaudete—Craig Kingsbury, soloists: Alison Duever, soprano; Larissa Zens, alto; Tyler Wilson, tenor; Cole Haole-Valenzuela, baritone
Adam Lay Ybounden—arr. Ian Loeppky
Away in a Manger—arr. Neil Harmon, Christina Brown, oboe, Jeffrey Parsons, harp
In the Bleak Midwinter—arr. Abbie Bentinis
He Is Born!—arr. Dan Forrest
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks—arr. Craig Courtney
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day—arr. Howard Helvey
There Is Faint Music—Dan Forrest
O Holy Night—arr. Rene Clausen

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Music and Hope

To Be Certain of the Dawn—Stephen Paulus, with the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra and OSU Chamber Choir

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Pirates of Penzance (Concert Version)

Gilbert & Sullivan
Pirate King: Gregory Zielke; Frederic: Nicholas Larson; Major-General: Brice Cloyd; Mabel: Melissa Simpson; Ruth: Anne Hubble; Sergeant of Police: Daniel Fridley; Samuel: Paul Pritchard; Edith: Megan Sand; Kate: Aubrey Patterson; Narrator: Charlotte Headrick


Friday, December 20, 2013

Candlelight & Carols

Concerto No. 4 in F minor, “Winter” from the Four Seasons—Vivaldi, Jessica Lambert, violin soloist
Gloria—Vivaldi, soloists: Melissa Simpson, Julie Cherry, sopranos; Karen Drouhard, Allison Knotts, mezzo-sopranos
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen—M. Praetorius
Fantasia on Christmas Carols—Ralph Vaughan Williams, soloist: Kevin Helppie, baritone
Maria Walks Amid the Thorn—arr. Ron Jeffers
Ding Dong! Merrily on High—arr. Stephen Mager
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree—Eleanor Daley, soloist: Melissa Simpson, soprano
Sweet Little Jesus Boy—Robert MacGimsey, arr. Larry Nickel, soloist: Gale Hazel, mezzo-soprano
The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy—arr. André J. Thomas, Robert Brudvig and Claire Hogan, percussion
What sweeter music—John Rutter
Angels We Have Heard on High—arr. Mack Wilberg, soloist: Patty Gerig, soprano

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Brahms Requiem

Zigeunerleben (Gypsy Life), Op. 29, no. 2—Schumann, soloists: Julie Cherry, soprano; Allison Knotts, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Larson, tenor; Tim Brassfield, baritone
Der Abend (Evening), Op. 64, no. 2—Brahms
Der Tanz (The Dance), D. 826—Schubert
Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45—Brahms, soloists: Kevin Helppie, baritone; Janet Hackett, soprano

Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

Toward the Unknown Region—Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace—Karl Jenkins, soloists: Megan Sand, soprano; Allison Knotts, alto; Bryce Tomlin, tenor; Daniel Fridley, bass; Khaled Zaki, muezzin


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Young Guns

Missa brevis in F—Haydn at 18
Christ lag in Todesbanden—Bach at 22
Missa Solemnis in C minor—K 139, Mozart at 12

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Candlelight & Carols

Hodie – A Cantata for Christmas—Ralph Vaughan Williams
Gloria Fanfare—Jeffery L. Ames
Wexford Carol—arr. Dale Warland
Ding! Dong! Merrily on High—Stephen Mager
There is No Rose—René Clausen
Mary Had A Baby—William L. Dawson
Noel—Todd Smith
O Come, All Ye Faithful—arr. Dan Forrest

Sunday, January 27, 2013

British Invasion

From Pirates of Penzance—Gilbert and Sullivan
With Cat-like Tread, Paul Pritchard with chorus
Poor Wand’ring One, Anna Rikli with chorus
The Beatles—words and music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Eleanor Rigby, solo Brice Cloyd
Yesterday, solo Julie Cherry
Back in the USSR, solo Nicholas Larson
From Phantom of the Opera— Andrew Lloyd Webber
All I ask of you, solo Jeffrey Larkin
MLK— U2(Bono)
solo Joseph Battrick
Somebody to Love—Queen
solos Anna Rikli, Lauren Bryan
ENCORE: Somebody Like You—Adele
Karen Drouhard and Aubrey Peterson

The Glory of the English Church Repertoire

O Clap Your Hands—Vaughan Williams
Hear My Prayer—Purcell
Agnus Dei— Morley
The King Shall Rejoice—Handel (Coronation Anthem No. 2)
Song for Athene—Tavener, Well-loved since 1997 funeral of Princess Diana, First performed by Corvallis Repertory Singers after the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001
 The Lord is My Shepherd—John Rutter (from Requiem), with organ and oboe
I Was Glad—Hubert Parry

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Opera at the Whiteside: Passion, Virtue, Revenge

Carmen—Georges Bizet
Norma—Vincenzo Bellini
La Traviata—Giuseppe Verdi
La Forza del Destino—Verdi
Il Trovatore—Verdi
Naughty Marietta—Victor Herbert
The Enchantress—Herbert
Wonderful Town—Leonard Bernstein
Trouble in Tahiti—Bernstein
West Side Story—Bernstein
The Tender Land—Aaron Copland


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Misa Criolla—Ramirez
Heaven & Earth: Mass on the Celtic Journey (Concert Version)—Allaway


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Candlelight & Carols

Messiah, Part 1—G. F. Handel
Ave Maria—Gaetano Donizetti
Carols Old and New
Domaredansen—arr. Drew Collins
People, Look East—arr. Drew Collins
Ding! Dong! Merrily on High—arr. Howard Helvey
Noel—Todd Smith
O Holy Night—Adolphe Adam

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mid-Winter Songs

Songs of Nature—Dvorák
Four Quartets—Brahms
1. O lovely night!
2. Late Autumn
3. Evening Song
4. Why?
Mid-Winter Songs—Lauridsen
1. Lament for Pasiphae
2. Like Snow
3. She Tells Her Love While Half Asleep
4. Mid-Winter Waking
5. Intercession in Late October
Stars – from Three Nocturnes—Dan Forrest
Water under Snow is Weary—Harri Wessman
Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind—John Rutter
Shakespeare Songs, Book IV, No. 3—Matthew Harris

Thursday, March 22, 2012 (Performed in May 2012)

Curtain Up! On with the Show!

There’s No Business Like Show Business—Irving Berlin
Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off—George & Ira Gershwin
Blue Skies—Rodgers & Hart
Good Mornin’—Nacio Brown & Arthur Freed
The Way you Look Tonight—Jerome Kern
“The Big Three”—George M. Cohan
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered—Rodgers & Hart
I Could Write a Book—Rodgers & Hart
Anything Goes—Cole Porter
I’ve Got Rhythm—George & Ira Gershwin
Once in Love with Amy—Frank Loesser
You’ll Never Walk Alone—Rodgers & Hammerstein
Feeling Good—Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley
Cheek to Cheek—Irving Berlin
For Me and My Gal—George Meyer, Edgar Leslie & Ray Goetz
Did I Remember?—Walter Donaldson & Harold Adamson
The Lady is a Tramp/The Gentleman is a Dope—Rodgers & Hart
It’s De-Lovely—Cole Porter
Lida Rose—Meredith Wilson
Pick-a-little/Goodnight Ladies—Meredith Wilson
They Can’t Take That Away from Me—George & Ira Gershwin

Candlelight & Carols


Sunday, October 3, 2010


Banquet of the Best, 5 courses of gourmet listening

The Feast
Hors D’oeuvres – Cantemus!—Bárdos Lajos
SaladeIf music be the food of love—Jean Belmont
Sure on the shining night—Samuel Barber
VerduraVolkslieder—Béla Bartók
French choruses from The Lark—Leonard Bernstein
Hallelujah—Ludwig von Beethoven
Entree Rejoice in the Lamb—Benjamin Britten
Komm, Jesu, komm —Johann Sebastian Bach
Schaffe in mir Gott ein rein Herz, Op.29, No. 2—Johannes Brahms
DolciSacramento Sis-Joe—Jackson Berkey
I hear a Voice a’Prayin’—Houston Bright
Turn the World Around—Harry Belafonte

Monday, December 20, 2010

Candlelight & Carols

Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339—W.A. Mozart
In the Bleak Midwinter—J. Edmund Hughes
Te Deum—John Rutter
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day—John Gardner
There is No Rose—René Clausen
Ding, Dong! Merrily on High—G.R. Woodward
Sweet Little Jesus Boy—Robert MacGimsey
Here’s a Pretty Little Baby—André Thomas

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Stabat Mater

Stabat Mater—Karl Jenkins
1. Canticus Lacrimosus
2. Incantation
3. Vidit Jesum in tormentis
4. Lament
5. Sancta Mater
6. Now my life is only weeping
7. And the Mother did weep
8. Virgo viginum praeclara
9. Are you lost out in darkness?
10. Ave verum
11. Fac, ut portem Christi mortem
12. Paradisi Gloria

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Curtain Up! Another rollicking evening of Musical Theatre

Hairspray—Marc Shaiman/Scott Wittman
Light in the Piazza—Adam Guettel
Avenue Q—Robert Lopez/Jeff Marx
Wicked—Stephen Schwartz
Thoroughly Modern Millie—Dick Scanlan/Jeanine Tesori/Sammy Cohen/James Van Heusen
Spamalot—Eric Idle/John du Prez
Spring Awakening—Duncan Sheik/Steven Sater
Memphis—David Bryan/Joe diPietro

Stabat Mater poster


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mass in C Major, op. 86—Beethoven
Cantata: Nun danket alle Gott—Bach



Saturday, December 19, 2009

Candlelight & Carols

Midnight Mass—Charpentier
Regina Coel— Mozart
Sussex Carol—arr. Willcocks
Maria durch ein Dornwald ging—arr. Jeffers
He is Born—arr. Dicie
Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine—Facer
A Suite of Carols—arr. Townsend
Go Where I Send Thee—arr. Thomas
O Holy Night, Adam—arr. Clausen

Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24, 2010

Curtain Up! Songs of Inspiration in Hard Times

Side by Side—Woods
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?—Gorney
Easy Street—Strouse
I Believe in You—Loesser
I Believe—Sheik
Gee, Officer Krupke—Bernstein
Somewhere That’s Green—Menken
Skid Row (Downtown)—Menken
You’ll Never Walk Alone—Rodgers
Seasons of Love—Larson
What Do You Do with a BA in English?—Lopez
It Sucks to Be Me—Lopez
Why Don’t You Do Right?—McCoy
So What?—Kander
Happy Days are Here Again—Ager
For Good—Schwartz
Seize the Day—Menken
Do You Hear the People Sing?—Schönberg

Stabat Mater poster