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Acclaimed Artist Series: Upcoming event

Salem Event

Acclaimed Artist Series: Upcoming event

The Chemeketa Community College Music Department is excited to bring back the Acclaimed Artist Series for the 2023-24 season. The purpose of this series is to bring world-class performers to Salem to share their music with our students and with the greater Salem community.

Our first two seasons included a vocal ensemble from Germany, Calmus; a string quartet from Great Britain, the Escher Quartet; the Boston Brass quintet; the world-renowned vocal ensemble Chanticleer; the amazing throat-singers from Mongolia, Huun-Huur-Tu; the incredible vocalists of Voces8; and the outstanding Ladysmith Black Mambazo from South Africa.

The 2023-24 season will feature the world-famous Vienna Boys Choir, followed by the extraordinary vocal band Roomful of Teeth, the extraordinary Shakesperian ensemble Baltimore Consort, the internationally acclaimed world-music ensemble from the heart of Ukraine, DakhaBrakha, and a return visit by the very entertaining Boston Brass.

Additionally, we have created a second concert series called “Night of a Thousand Lights.” This series will feature small ensembles in an intimate setting, surrounded by more than a thousand lights and candles. For more information on this exciting new series, visit our Night of a Thousand Lights page.

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

Vienna Boys Choir

Vienna Boys Choir

OCT 24 2023 | 7:30 pm | Tickets

The illustrious group of child musicians has been delighting music lovers across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and diverse repertoire which includes everything from medieval to contemporary to experimental music. The Fort Worth Star Telegram raves “There’s no more gratifying sound than that of children singing. And there’s no more polished ensemble of children’s voices than the Vienna Boys Choir.”


Roomful of Teeth

NOV 4 2023 | 7:30pm | Tickets

Roomful of Teeth is a Grammy-winning vocal band dedicated to re-imagining the expressive potential of the human voice. By engaging collaboratively with artists, thinkers, and community leaders from around the world, the group seeks to uplift and amplify voices old and new while creating and performing meaningful and adventurous music.

Baltimore Consort

Baltimore Consort

Jan 29 2024 | 7:30pm

Founded in 1980 to perform the instrumental music of Shakespeare's time, the Baltimore Consort has explored early English, Scottish, and French popular music, focusing on the relationship between folk and art song and dance. Recordings on the Dorian label have earned them recognition as Top Classical-Crossover Artist of the Year Billboard, as well as rave reviews elsewhere.



MAR 22 2024 | 7:30pm

DakhaBrakha is world-music quartet from Kyiv, Ukraine. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, the amazing Ukrainian band DakhaBrakha, creates a world of unexpected new music. Accompanied by traditional instrumentation from different countries, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture.

Boston Brass

Boston Brass

APR 23 2024 | 7:30pm

From exciting classical arrangements to burning jazz standards and the best of original brass repertoire, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment that captivates all ages. The ensemble’s lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, bridges the ocean of classical formality to delight audiences with great music and boisterous fun.

Chemeketa Community College's Music Program is pleased to be working with the Chemeketa Foundation to bring world-class artists to our campus to benefit our students and our community and to promote the growth of music education at Chemeketa.

Each concert will begin at 7:30pm and will be held in the Chemeketa Auditorium in Building 6 on the beautiful Salem Campus. Free parking is available in the Purple Lot and concessions will be available before each concert, as well as at intermission for those concerts that include one.

Due to the outstanding reputations of these ensembles, we expect many 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 selection.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please see the information below or contact us at 503.365.4616. Tickets for each concert will be available at the door, based on availability. Please check the concert series website for the latest information: https://chemeketaconcerts.weebly.com/

Sponsorship & Season Pass Information

All Sponsors will be listed in each concert's program and will be invited to an end-of-season wine and cheese reception. Sponsors and subscribers will also be given priority seat selection.

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of a single concert or of the entire 2023–2024 season.

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Thank you to all of our 2023-2024 AAS Sponsors

Series CO-sponsors

Dick & Gayle Withnell

The Gatti Law Firm

Concert Sponsors

Willamette Valley Vineyards - Vienna Boys Choir

Willamette Valley Vineyards - Roomful of Teeth

General Sponsors


Chemeketa Community College Foundation

4000 Lancaster DR NE

PO Box 14007

Salem, Oregon 97309

503.399.5148  |  503.365.4747