Oregon’s top high school choirs compete at George Fox University May 7-9

April 29th, 2015

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Sixty-nine schools are expected to vie for OSAA titles at all classification levels

NEWBERG, Ore. – Sixty-nine choirs featuring the talents of more than 1,000 high school students will visit the George Fox University campus to compete in the Oregon School Activities Association’s 29th annual state choir championships Thursday through Saturday, May 7-9.

The event, scheduled in Bauman Auditorium, will feature schools at all classification levels. Twenty-one Class 3A, 2A and 1A choirs will compete on Thursday, May 7; the 24 Class 4A and 5A choirs that qualified to compete will sing on Friday, May 8; and the 24 Class 6A choirs selected to perform will do so on Saturday, May 9.

Doors open at 8 a.m. each morning, and the competition begins at 9 a.m. At the conclusion of the performances in a classification, the outstanding groups will be recognized. Ceremonies are scheduled at the conclusion of each classification’s competition.

Free parking is available in the Bauman Auditorium parking lot, on the streets surrounding campus, or in the nearby Hoover parking lot. General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and will be available for purchase onsite. No charge cards will be accepted at the gate.

Choirs qualify for the event by winning their respective league competition or by meeting a specified quality scale and getting selected on an at-large basis.

Bauman Auditorium is noted for its acoustics and has been used by the Oregon Symphony for recordings. A map and directions to the Newberg campus are available on the George Fox website at georgefox.edu/maps_locations/newberg.html. Specifics on which choirs are performing, as well as their performance times, are available at osaa.org/activities/cho/management.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university. More than 3,700 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, six seminary degrees, and 11 master’s and doctoral degrees.



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