Canby musical talent on display
Music will fill the air at a farewell concert for the Phillips family on Sunday, Aug. 11, at 3:30 p.m. at the Church of God on 2nd Street in Canby. Admission is free.
The concert will feature performances by family members Ellie, Rose, and Margie Phillips, as well as friends from the Canby community.
Ellie, who studied viola at Oregon State University, is now on scholarship to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio, and will be playing the "Sonata for Viola and piano" by Johannes Brahms, with Maria Garcia on piano.
Rose, a recent graduate from Canby High School, will be singing "Domine Deus" and the duet "Laudate Dominum," along with Emma Rondeau, by Antonio Vivaldi. She will continue voice and choir studies on full scholarship at Northern Arizona University in the fall. Their mother Margie has been the accompanist for the Alumni choir and taught choirs at Elmonica Elementary in Beaverton. She will be accompanist and singer in the choir.
Ruth Hoffart will be joining the Phillips, singing the Arias "O Godendo Serse" By Handel and "O Babbino Caro" by Pucinni. Hoffart will continue her studies on scholarship at Illinois Wesleyan University and is a graduate of Canby High School. The concert will open with a performance of Rachmaninoff's "Prelude in G minor by pianist Christopher Yoon, a student at Oregon State University
The finale will be a performance of selections from "Gloria" By Antonio Vivaldi. The string ensemble and choir includes students past and present from Canby High School choirs and orchestra, with Tom Gingerich conducting.
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