Sun. Jan 29th, 2023

Calling all concertgoers! You’ll want to mark Sunday, Jan. 22 for a day of chamber music by Columbia Gorge Orchestra Affiliation (CGOA).

What precisely is chamber music? CGOA’s Mark Steighner mentioned that if “an orchestra or choir is a music manufacturing unit, then chamber music is like an artist’s workshop. Huge ensembles are nice, however they are often nameless, too. With chamber music, you get a way more private musical expertise.”

The annual chamber music afternoon was a well-liked staple of the CGOA season earlier than the pandemic, however, like many issues, needed to be placed on the shelf for a few years. However now, The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Affiliation is again with a full season and a variety of musical experiences, together with chamber music.

One of many issues that makes chamber music distinctive is that it’s ready by the musicians, working collectively exterior of standard orchestra rehearsals. “For many musicians,” Steighner mentioned, “it’s enjoyable to make use of their abilities and be answerable for making their very own musical selections.”

Whereas the ultimate lineup of performers continues to be being set, this system consists of string quartets, solo cello with piano, duets and a particular look by the Riverside Neighborhood Church Chancel Choir performing Eric Whitacre’s “Sing Gently,” accompanied by a string quartet. Whitacre’s music was initially written for a digital choir consisting of tens of hundreds of singers from throughout the globe.

The Afternoon of Chamber Music live performance begins at 1:30 p.m. on the Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Highway in Hood River. Whereas there is no such thing as a cost or tickets required, donations to CGOA might be welcomed on the door.

For details about all CGOA occasions, go to, or gorgeorchestra on Fb and Instagram.

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