What a great article about Cappella Nova’s Egypt tour! It showcased all the wonderful things that music can do: touch people in a personal way, bring understanding to people of different backgrounds, express joy and love, highlight musical excellence, and bring good music to fill the hearts of hungry people.
Cairo, Egypt (originally from Spokane, Washington)
I just read the fall issue of the Chronicle, and I wanted to thank you so much for sending it. I am very proud of Lewis & Clark College—its growth, its accomplishments, and its high scholastic ratings in the United States.
I was overjoyed at the article on learning to write, by President Barry Glassner. Today in the electronic age of email, texting, computer-augmented spelling, etc., composition is a lost art. It should not be. Tell Mr. Glassner I said so.
Richard Metzler BA ’52
Bullhead City, Arizona
In the fall issue of the Chronicle, we stated that Cappella Nova, the college’s premier mixed choir, made its first tour outside North America in spring 2013 when it visited Egypt. This was, in fact, incorrect. Gil Seeley, James W. Rogers Professor Emeritus of Music, toured overseas with the choir on two occasions: once in 1977 to Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, and Germany, and again in 1982 to England, Scotland, France, and the Netherlands.
Seeley taught at Lewis & Clark for 32 years and continues to teach his Introduction to World Music on an annual basis. He is also codirectoer of VIR, a newly formed men’s choir in Portland. He previously served for 35 years as the artistic director of the Oregon Repertory Singers.