Oregon’s top high school choirs compete at George Fox University May 3-5

April 30th, 2018

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Nearly 70 groups are expected to vie for OSAA titles at all classification levels

NEWBERG, Ore. – Sixty-eight 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 32nd annual state choir championships Thursday through Saturday, May 3-5.

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

The competition begins at 9 a.m. each of the three days. 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 or beforehand online at osaa.org/activities/cho/tickets.

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. The event is expected to draw about 7,000 people to the George Fox campus.

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.

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 “Best Regional University.” Money magazine ranked it the No. 1 school in Oregon in its 2017-18 “Best Colleges for Your Money” list. More than 4,000 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 13 master’s and doctoral degrees.



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