Pacific Youth Choir
Beginning the weekend after Labor Day, rehearsals are held Sunday afternoons at Trinity starting at 1:00 p.m. Visit www. pacificyouthchoir.org to check timing for each particular choir.
OREGON SYMPHONY NAMES MIA HALL MILLER AS 2016 SCHNITZER WONDER AWARD WINNER
Oregon Symphony President Scott Showalter has announced Mia Hall Miller, founder and artistic director of the Pacific Youth Choir, which is in residence at Trinity Cathedral, will be presented with the Symphony’s 2016 Schnitzer Wonder Award on April 16.
The award was created in 2015 by Jordan Schnitzer to honor his parents, Harold and Arlene Schnitzer, and their commitment to philanthropy, fairness, opportunity, education and creativity as the heart of a strong and vibrant community. The award honors an individual or organization that directly works to build community through the next generation of artists and/or student musicians.
“Mia has been our strong partner for many years.” Showalter said. “Through her work with the Pacific Youth Choir, she has enriched the lives of thousands of her students and our patrons.”
Miller founded the Pacific Youth Choir 13 years ago to enrich children’s lives by developing their artistry in a joyful, caring, and nurturing environment. Now with over 290 singers in 10 choirs, the Pacific Youth Choir has gained critical acclaim, performing frequently with the Oregon Symphony and numerous other organizations. During the 2015/16 season alone, her choirs perform with the Symphony on a movie program, three kids programs, a pops program, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 3.