CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University choral program will present its annual Spring Sing concert featuring Bella Voce and the OSU Meistersingers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, in First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th St., Corvallis.

The OSU Meistersingers men’s choir, directed by Russ Christensen, will open the concert with a nine-song set: Greg Simon’s “Spirit;” “O Lux Beatissima” by Howard Helvey; Conor Kopppin’s “Black is the Color;” Michael McGlynn’s “Fionnghuala” and “Ceann Dubh Dilis;” an adaptation of Norman Luboff’s “Songs of the West;” “A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet,” arranged by Sam Breedon; “Glory” from the motion picture “Selma;” and the rousing “Beaver Medley and Fight Song.”

Sandra Babb, assistant professor of music education, will lead Bella Voce, OSU’s women’s choir, in a nine-song set: Paul Siskund’s arrangement of the traditional “Bright Morning Star;” Javier Busto’s “Salve Regina;” the traditional Macedonian song “Madedonska Humoreska;” Kim Baryluk’s “Warrior;” “Three Nightsongs” by Joshua Shank; “Ndikhokhele Bawo,” a traditional Xhosa song; “Taylor the Latte Boy” arranged by Mac Huff; Connie Kaldor’s “Woodriver;” and an arrangement of Homer Maris’ “Carry Me Back to OSU (Alma Mater Song)” by Tina Bull, associate professor emeritus.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. OSU students with ID and K-12 youth will be admitted free. Corvallis Arts For All discounts apply. Advance tickets are available online at:

To request accommodations relating to a disability, call 541-737-4671, preferably at least one week in advance. 

College of Liberal Arts

About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts encompasses seven distinct schools, as well as several interdisciplinary initiatives, that focus on humanities, social sciences, and fine and performing arts. Curriculum developed by the college’s nationally and internationally-renowned faculty prepares students to approach the complex problems of the world ethically and thoughtfully, contributing to a student's academic foundation and helping to build real-world skills for a 21st century career and a purposeful life.

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Zachary C. Person, 541-737-4671, [email protected]


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