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Music Gathering at Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend 2018: June 20-25

 Madrigal Singers, 1959

Do you love music? Do you like to sing? Join us for the music events at Alumni Weekend, including the Alumni Choir.

Information for the Alumni Choir
The Alumni Choir will be led by Kathy FitzGibbon, director of choral activities. Gathering the choir has become a tradition, much loved by weekend guests. The Alumni Choir members will be joined by students, faculty, and friends, to make this a true community effort.

Read a letter from Kathy FitzGibbon.

Download the music here.

Please bring a black folder if you have one. We don’t have a standard choral “uniform” for our returning alumni. 

Participation in the Alumni Choir is free!

Rehearsals for the Alumni Choir:
Friday, June 22, 3:30- 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 23, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Performances
The Alumni Choir will  perform at  the Sesquicentennial Convocation Celebration from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 23rd and at a concert from 10 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 24th.

If you would like to participate, please visit the Alumni Weekend registration page and select the appropriate registration link. You will be able to sign up for the Alumni Choir and any other events you wish to attend during this great weekend.

If you experiencing any issues with the online registration or would like to register by phone, please call us at 503.768.7950.

Choir Rehearsal, 1965

Alumni Weekend Highlights for Music Lovers

Thursday
7:30 p.m. - Portland Cello Project Concert

Friday
3:30 - 5 p.m. - Alumni Choir Practice

9:30 p.m. - Moonlight A Cappella
Alumni a cappella group B-Side Book Club will perform under the wisteria arbor, near the reflecting pools. (This event is free. No registration needed.)

Saturday
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Alumni Choir Practice

12 - 12:45 p.m. - Pioneer College - A History of World Music in Seven Cities                          
Kaley Mason, Assistant Professor of Music, Area Coordinator for World Music                          
Learn about key moments, places, and media of intercultural encounter that prepared the way for thinking globally about music. Beginning with the earliest wax cylinder recordings at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, the talk offers a glimpse of what students experience in the College’s popular Introduction to World Music course while also highlighting Lewis & Clark’s unique history as a pioneering ethnomusicology program in the Pacific Northwest.

1 p.m. - 150th Celebration
Alumni Choir to perform at the celebration

2 - 3:30 p.m. - Venerable Showers of Beauty Gamelan Performance at the Birthday Party

4 p.m.  Dixie Cups Performance
The Dixie Cups, a Dixieland Band, featuring Jim Cole ’54, will play at the Birthday party.

4 p.m. - Music Reception
All who feel an affinity to choral and instrumental music at Lewis & Clark are welcome! Dave Becker, Kathy Fitzgibbon, Lee Garrett, Chris Keady, Kaley Mason, Susan McBerry, Christopher Naze, Susan Nunes, Reinhard Pauly, Gil Seeley, Jessica Sweeney, and Nancy Teskey plan to attend. 

6 - 8 p.m. - All Class Northwest Salmon Bake & BBQ
Mo Phillips ’98, brings his classic rockin’ ways to the Salmon Bake. Mo has a fine, distilled blend of Americana, Soul and Blues, while not being afraid of a poppy hook or straight rockin’ out. His music is built for kids and parents alike.

8:30 - 11 p.m. - Pio Pub
Dan O’Sullivan ’84 brings his jazzy acoustic rock featuring powerful and intricate guitar work to the Pio Pub. Dan will perform original songs plus covers from Sinatra to Metallica, Steely Dan to Nirvana, Grateful Dead to…   Come hang and help finish this sentence!

Sunday
10 a.m. - Alumni Choir Concert

Drum Rehearsal, 1964

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