Oregon’s top choirs compete at George Fox

More than 60 groups are expected to vie for OSAA titles at all classification levels

By George Fox University

Sixty-four 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 27th annual state choir championships Thursday through Saturday, May 9-11.

The event, scheduled in Bauman Auditorium, will feature schools at all classification levels. Class 2A/1A and Class 3A choirs will compete on Thursday, May 9; Class 6A students will compete on Friday, May 10; and Class 4A and 5A choirs will convene on Saturday, May 11. Specific choir performance times are available on the OSAA website at osaa.org/choir.

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. State championship trophies will be awarded to half of the choirs in each classification up to a maximum of five awards. 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. Click here for a map and directions to the Newberg campus. More about the event is available at osaa.org/choir.

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. Nearly 3,500 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, five seminary degrees, and 11 master’s and doctoral degrees.

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