The Oratorio Society
SPC Ensemble (Victory Quartet & Carillon Trio)
Philip J. Mack, Director of the College Choir.
Wayne Balch, Director of Oratorio Society.
unknown, Director of the SPC Ensemble.
In the 1967-1968 school year, the Philip Mack directed the College Choir and Wayne Balch gave lead the Oratorio Society.
The A Cappella Choir experienced a name change at this time. Programs now list the group as the "Seattle Pacific College Choir." The group experienced an active season. At Christmas, the ABC network telecast the SPC Choir in a half hour presentation of seasonal music. They provided music for the Fall City Passion Players at the Washelli Sunrise Service and sang at Baccalaureate. Their annual tour took them to Montana, Wyoming and Colorado.
A significant change was the creation of a new music organization- the "SPC Ensemble." This group was created by joining the Victory Quartet and the Carillon Trio. At times, the quartet and trio functioned independently but toured as a single group doing much music as a mixed ensemble.
In a special presentation, the members of MUS 381 "Medieval and Renaissance Music" performed music of the era under the direction of Carl Reed. The concert was held November 16, 1967 as a part of Practicum Musicum activities.
The Oratorio Society presented their normal fare of two major performances. On December 3, 1967, they presented Handel's "Messiah" at the Seattle Opera House. A full orchestra joined them in the performance with Carl Reed on harpsichord. Soloists were Sheila Marks, soprano; Elizabeth Paeth, alto; Thomas Tavener, tenor; and Raeder Anderson, bass. On June 7, 1968, they performed "A German Requiem" by Johannes Brahms. Marcile Mack accompanied on piano and Winston Johnson on organ. Soloists were Wadad Saba, soprano and Philip Mack, baritone.
Ron Keeling, baritone
Joe James, 2 tenor
Forest Bush, bass
Larry Edwards, accompanist
Earl Janes, 1 tenor
MaryLu Fink, 2 soprano
Edna Hage, 1 soprano
Becky Stocker, alto/accompanist