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Vienna Boys Choir launches Pacific series

This Friday, Pacific University celebrates the opening of its 18th annual Performing Arts Series

This Friday, Pacific University celebrates the opening of its 18th annual Performing Arts Series with perhaps the most well-known and world-renowned musical group to date: The Vienna Boys Choir.

Established in 1498, the choir is comprised of young singers ranging in age from 10 to 14. There are currently four different incarnations of the choir that tour throughout the world presenting classical choral tunes.

The special 7:30 p.m. concert is sold out.

The performance marks the first of six concerts for the Performing Arts Series, which was organized by events director Paula Thatcher and carries on the university's 160-year tradition of bringing world-class performers to Forest Grove.

On Nov. 12, the series returns with a performance by Grammy nominated pianist and composer Davis Lanz, currently touring in promotion of his latest album, 'Liverpool: Re-imagining the Beatles.' On Feb. 4, all-female Canadian folk trio Good Lovelies brings its uplifting roots music to the stage.

The series continues March 10 with a performance of Irish music by vocalist Karan Casey and guitarist John Doyle, who founded traditional supergroup Solas before striking out on their own. On April 7, Alaskan quintet Bearfoot brings its neo-string compositions to Pacific, and the series wraps up April 27 with a set of intricate compositions by the California Guitar Trio.

All performances are held in the Taylor Meade Performing Arts Center on the southwest corner of the Forest Grove campus. To learn more, visit pacificu.edu/events/performing-arts-series.