Zeller returns to campus for Spring Concert April 19

Richard Zeller will return to George Fox's campus for a Spring Concert performance April 19.Special guest performers, including internationally renowned opera star Richard Zeller, will join the George Fox University Symphonic Band and Concert Choir for the university’s annual Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in Bauman Auditorium on the school’s Newberg, Ore., campus.

Zeller, a 1983 George Fox graduate, is one of America’s foremost baritones and is known for his sonorous dramatic voice, a compelling stage presence and musicianship. His opera engagements have included 12 seasons at the Metropolitan Opera and dates at opera houses around the world.

Zeller is among the soloists in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem. Soloists will include Zeller (bass), voice faculty members Maggie Daane (soprano) and Cynthia McGladrey (alto), and Les Green (tenor) of Willamette University.

Also taking the Bauman Auditorium stage will be the university’s Symphonic Band, directed by Pat Vandehey, which will perform George Washington Bicentennial March, by John Philip Sousa; A New Birth of Freedom, (a narrative setting of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address) by Randol Alan Bass; and Give us This Day by David Maslanka.

The Concert Choir, conducted by Loren Wenz, will perform O Praise the Lord from the Heavens, by Pavel Chesnokov; O Magnum Mysterium, by Tomas Luis de Victoria; and Sanctus by James Pick, a senior composition major from George Fox.

Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and George Fox alumni, and $6 for students and children. Tickets can be reserved online at music.georgefox.edu or may be purchased in Bauman Auditorium on the night of the concert.