The second year of Chemeketa’s Acclaimed Artist Series brings even more world-renowned musicians to the college, creating an opportunity for the community to hear global music locally. “It’s been a goal of mine to have a concert series for the students and for the community,”
For the end of the 2019 fall term, Kerry Burtis, director of Chemeketa’s music program, led the concert choir in a stirring holiday recital with a political focus.
The new academic year ushered in a new start for Chemeketa’s Acclaimed Artist concert series. The first concert was on Sept. 30 and featured the group Huun Huur Tu.
Chemeketa’s winter concert this year will not only feature the choir, but also the band and orchestra groups as well. This is different than what has been done in previous peformances, allowing for all three groups to work on music of a similar genre. Music
In 2013, the Chemeketa Choir had 12 people. There was no band or orchestra until the fall of 2015. Today, Chemeketa has three choirs, an orchestra and a band. Since the return of Chemeketa’s music program, it has grown substantially and is showing no sign