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Monday night our music students provided a wonderful kick off to the Christmas Season. The Choir, Soli Deo Gloria, Concert Band, and soloist blessed the audience with traditional and contemporary pieces, celebrating the coming of Christ to the earth. Many alumni joined the Choir in their traditional musical finale of Messiah Has Come and Let Us Adore.
Thanks to Mr. Fox and all of the students for serving us such a special evening!
Come enjoy Westside’s annual Christmas Concert and Art Show on Monday, December 11th. The Art Show starts at 6pm, and the Christmas Concert at 7pm.
We hope to see you there!
Westside’s state champion choir was just one of the showcased selections at the Spring Choir Concert this week. All in attendance were treated with a variety of performances over the course of the evening. What a year (yet again!) for the voices in the Westside choir. Also performing during the evening was Westside’s new band. What talented musicians walk these halls here at Westside!
Westside’s Concert Choir captured its 11th consecutive OSAA Oregon State Choir Championship on Thursday, May 4th. The choir received 339 out of a possible 360 points. Amazing!
Hats off to a group of dedicated choir students and to Mr. Fox! You can see and celebrate with our state championship Concert Choir, the award-winning Soli Deo Gloria, and with our new Concert Band at our Spring Concert and Art Show on Monday, May 15th, at Westside!
Soli Deo Gloria, Westside’s premiere singing group, is enjoying a very successful spring! On March 25th, the group performed on the two Finals shows of the All-Northwest Barbershop Quartet Contest and received standing ovations at both shows! On April 22nd, the group captured first place in its division at the Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival, receiving terrific comments from the judges: “Outstanding vocal jazz ensemble! Thanks for your dedicated efforts!” “Great energy.” “Such a fine performance! Great singing and programming!”
One of the things Mr. Fox loves about the trip to Pleasant Hill is that Soli members stay after the festival concludes to help tear down the venue where the festival is held. From breaking down chairs, to taking down staging and backdrop drapery, the group has served each of the past four years we’ve attended this festival.
Last Friday, April 28th, Soli competed in the Oregon Chamber (Small) Ensemble State Championships at Pacific University. Soli competed against 10 other schools that qualified for the small ensemble championships, most of which are 5A and 6A schools. Soli placed 3rd at the State Championships. The group sang Exsultate Justi, a Renaissance piece, and Norman Luboff’s All My Trials. Two of the judges had Soli scored in second place!
Mr. Fox is very proud of the members of Soli and of their accomplishments. Of course, they comprise only a part of the school’s Concert Choir that will compete this Thursday at the Oregon State Choir Championships at George Fox University’s Bauman Auditorium at 4:20 p.m.
You can hear Soli, our Concert Choir, Westside Voices, our non-auditioned choir, our Inaugural Concert Band, which almost qualified for the state championships in its first year, and some amazing soloists and duets at our Spring Music Concert and Art Show on Monday, May 15th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Westside Christian Gym and Commons. Please join us!
Soli Deo Gloria recently won its division at the Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival, and last week placed 3rd at the Oregon State Chamber Choir Championships! This was against schools of all sizes in our state who qualified for this chamber ensemble state championship. What an impressive performance by our students and school!
Soli Deo Gloria performed exceptionally well on the two final shows at the All-Northwest Barbershop Quartet Contest. They received two separate standing ovations! They will be singing again this weekend at the Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival.
Come listen to all school singers in choir and band during their spring concert on Monday, May 15th.
Westside’s Soli Deo Gloria qualified for the Oregon State Small Ensemble Championships last weekend. Soli is embarking on a busy spring! The group performed at the Solo and Ensemble contest and received a 97/100 score and qualified for the Oregon State Small Ensemble Championships on Friday, April 28th, at Pacific University!
Soli will also be featured on the 71st Annual All Northwest Barbershop Quartet Contest Finals shows at 2:00pm and 7:00pm on Saturday, March 25th. For tickets visit: www.balladtownusa.com.
Westside Christian High School’s Concert Choir will do their Guest Performance this Friday, Jan. 13th at 4:00 p.m. at the Oregon Music Educators Association All-State Conference in Eugene. The choir will perform at Beall Hall on the University of Oregon campus. Please be in prayer during this wintery week for the choir’s safe trip and for a God-honoring and inspiring performance at OMEA.
You are invited to come hear Westside Christian High School’s Concert Choir perform a free, 30-minute Preview Concert Sunday evening, January 8th, 6:30 p.m., at Calvin Presbyterian Church at 10445 SW Canterbury Ln. in Tigard.
This Preview Concert will follow a special rehearsal that afternoon with two choral clinicians as the choir continues its preparation for a special Guest Performance on January 13th at the Oregon Music Educators Association (OMEA) Annual Conference in Eugene. That concert will be held at 4:00 p.m. in Beall Hall on the campus of the University of Oregon.
The concert on Sunday, January 8th, will feature the same song set that the choir will perform at OMEA. Please join us!