Willamette Master Chorus performance to benefit Ukraine

The Willamette Master Chorus performing (Courtesy/Willamette Master Chorus)

Salem’s premier chamber music group will hold two performances this weekend to raise funds for medical supplies and relief for Ukraine.

The Willamette Master Chorus will perform “Songs of Perseverance,” a spring concert, at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Hudson Hall on the Willamette University campus.

“Guest soloist Anton Belov will lead the chorus in a Ukrainian folk song and their national anthem,” a press release from the chorus said.

The chorus will also perform African American spirituals and “A Jubilant Day” by Portland composer Judy Rose. The centerpiece song is “Song of the Salish Chief” by British Columbian composer Peter Bjerring.

“This concert piece highlights the challenges and joys of growing up a part of the Salish tribe and will include a small instrumental flute, piano, bass, and percussion ensemble,” the press release said.

The chorus will donate 10% of ticket sales to Accent Network, a Portland organization providing medical supplies and aid to Ukraine and surrounding areas.

General admission tickets are $25.00 and available for purchase at www.willamettemasterchorus.org or by contacting the office at 503-580-0406. 

-Rachel Alexander