Heart of the Valley Children's Choir was established in 1984 by two music teachers. Today, the choir supports the music education and personal growth of over 300 children from Benton, Linn and Marion Counties from 2nd through 12th grades. This extended music supports, and is in partnership with, the music education of the local public school districts. For over 30 years, Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir has had the opportunity to sing in many wonderful places throughout the world, perform with other talented choirs and singers, and be educated and directed by some amazing directors. It is through the support of our local community, parents, families, alumni, and singers that we are able to do what we love to do; MUSIC.
This is the vocal chamber ensemble at Linn-Benton Community College. These 20 singers are selected based on audition and perform works from across the choral repertoire. This ensemble has represented LBCC in several festivals, locally and internationally. In 2010 the ensemble received 2nd place in the American Prize for Choral Performance, the only community college ensemble to receive a national ranking and was again the only community college finalist in 2014. In 2012 the ensemble performed as part of the Summer Olympic festivities in London. In 2014 the ensemble won the World Championship--Mixed Chamber Choir Division and 2nd place in the Music Sacra a cappella division at the 8th World Choir Games.
The director is Raymund Ocampo, a conductor with experience leading choirs of different age levels and talents. He is equally comfortable directing youth choirs, symphonic choruses, and high-level ensembles. Raymund began his appointment as Music Faculty and Director of Choral Studies at Linn-Benton Community College in the Fall of 2015. At Linn-Benton, he conducts the award winning Chamber Choir and the Concert Choir in addition to teaching courses in Music Appreciation, Theory and Music Fundamentals. With the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, Raymund Ocampo served as the Bonita L. Bass Memorial Assistant Conductor. He also founded a professional choir, worked as a full-time church musician and led public school music programs in Indiana and Ohio.
Please join us for the First Presidency's Christmas devotional. The program, broadcast from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, will include Christmas messages by General Authorities and General Officers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will provide the music.
Chapel 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Nativity Video: 'Joy to the World'
Featuring the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, with a movie reenactment of the nativity story.
Invite the spirit of Christmas into your season with moving scenes of Jesus Christ's birth, life, and ministry. Accompanying these images is the heartwarming music of Christmas, performed by the world-renowned Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.
Chapel 6:00 pm
Family Christmas Hymn Sing-Along
Join us to hear the nativity story and sing along with the hymns of the nativity.