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Acclaimed Artist Series: Ladysmith Black Mambazo


The Chemeketa Community College Music Department is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Acclaimed Artist Series. The purpose of this series is to bring world-class performers to Salem to share their music with our students and the greater Salem community.

Our inaugural series featured four very special concerts: The internationally-acclaimed vocal ensemble, Calmus, from Germany; an award-winning string quartet from Great Britain, the Escher Quartet; the amazing brass quintet, the Boston Brass; and the unbelievable male chorus, Chanticleer.

Season passes for the 2019-2020 Acclaimed Artist Series can be purchased here.

Questions? Give us a call at 503.365.4616 
or send an e-mail.

Huun Huur Tu

SEP 30 2019 | 7:30 pm

Tuvan quartet Huun Huur Tu is a world-renowned ensemble mixing throat singing with native and western instruments. Each of these singers are able to produce two or three notes simultaneously using just their throats. This is a unique experience you won't want to miss.

VOCES8 Tickets

Oct 30 2019 | 7:30pm

The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. The group performs an extensive repertory both in its a cappella concerts and in collaborations with leading orchestras, conductors and soloists globally.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Feb 27 2020 | 7:30pm

Ladysmith Black Mambazo has recorded over seventy albums and won more Grammy Awards than any other World Music group. Nelson Mandela called Ladysmith Black Mambazo “South Africa’s Cultural Ambassadors to the World."

Ballet Folklorico México en la Piel

Mariachi Ciudad de Guadalajara and Ballet Folklorico México en la Piel

May 07 2020 | 7:30pm

Coming together in a glorious celebration of Mexican culture and tradition through music, dance, and storytelling.

Chemeketa Community College's Music Program is pleased to be working with the Chemeketa Foundation to help fund program and equipment costs to promote the growth of music education at Chemeketa.

Each concert will begin at 7:30pm and will be held in the auditorium at Chemeketa's beautiful Salem campus. Due to the outstanding reputations of these ensembles, we expect some of these concerts to sell out in advance. We encourage you to consider becoming a season pass holder to guarantee yourself a seat. Season subscribers will also receive priority seating, as well as access to our other music events.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, check back for detailed prices and information, or contact us at 503.365.4616. Tickets for each concert will be available at the door, based on availability. Please check the website for the latest information.

Sponsorships for this concert series will help fund needed amenities, as well as support an assistance fund for students who need help paying for music lessons.

Paying your sponsorship

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2019-2020 Sponsorship and Season Pass Information

Thank you to all of our 2019-2020 Sponsors

Series sponsor

Dick & Gayle Withnell

The Gatti Law Firm

Concert Sponsors

La Margarita Restaurant

Uptown Music

Willamette Valley Vineyards

General Sponsors

Capitol Auto Group

Eden Rose Brown

The Grand Hotel

Chemeketa Community College Foundation

4000 Lancaster DR NE

PO Box 14007

Salem, Oregon 97309

503.399.5148  |  503.365.4747