The Ambassador Choir is a vibrant and powerful actualization of the Music Ministry Department’s vision. The choir has established a long standing tradition of excellence in two areas: exhibiting exceptional musicality in a wide variety of styles and genres and expressing a passionate commitment to worshipping the Savior. The choir radiates a unique blend of music and Biblical truth in its concerts, performing musical selections from the earliest Christian manuscripts to contemporary compositions. Musical selections are interspersed with student testimonies which serve to both clarify and accentuate the program’s theme.
Under the direction of Professor Daniel A. Burnett, the Ambassador Choir is a central part of Multnomah’s cultivation of musicians and worship leaders. Professor Burnett has years of experience in choral education in the academic and church settings as well as serving several local churches in pastoral ministry. He leads the Ambassador Choir with a vision and passion to share God’s gift of music as evangelistic outreach and to a heart of service and worship in his students.
This semester, Fall 2015, there will be three opportunities to hear the Ambassador Choir in the Portland metro area. The concerts will feature the Ambassador Choir with the Multnomah University Community Chorale singing Christmas music for a variety of traditions throughout Christian history. The first half of the concert will be a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols. This is a service of Christian worship (originating from the Anglican tradition, but now practiced by many Protestant and Evangelical churches alike) celebrating the birth of Jesus. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols and choral music. After the intermission (including delicious Christmas cookies and hot cider!), the choirs will perform Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi’s setting of Gloria in Excelsis Deo. The multi-movement work will be accompanied by oboe, trumpet, and string orchestra and will feature MU Music student soloists. The concert dates are:
Monday, November 30th, 7:00pm at The Grotto Festival of Lights, NE 85th and Sandy Boulevard in Portland
Saturday, December 5th, 7:00pm at First Baptist Church, SW 12th and Taylor. This complete Christmas in the City program is FREE and there are no tickets to obtain beforehand.
Thursday, December 10th, Multnomah Chapel at 10:00am in Bradley Hall, Rm. 1 on campus
If you would like more information about the Ambassador Choir or these events, feel free to call the Multnomah Music Ministry Department at 503.251.5390 or email email@example.com.
"It was a delight to have Multnomah students here singing their hearts out to the Lord and blessing us at the same time ... They were stunning and cheerfully cooperative. They are excellent musicians and dramatists. Thank you so much for being among us." Chaplain Donna VanderGriend, Lynden Christian School, Lynden, Washington
"The choir was great and glorious! A good balance between excellent music and humor. We had a full house on a weeknight!" Pastor Doug Hepting, North Mason Bible Church, Belfair, Washington
For more information on how to schedule the Ambassador Choir, contact Amy Provenzola at 503.251.5390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ambassador Choir Music
During spring 2005 the Ambassador Choir and Band recorded its first on-campus CD, “All I Need”. The nine tunes direct the listener to worship Christ for His all sufficiency and greatness. We are excited to present this work as a trophy of God's provision and to bless you as you listen and worship with the choir.
The following are clips from All I Need.
NEW LOWER PRICE! Purchase one CD at $5.00 or 2-4 CDs for $4.00 each. Purchase five or more CDs for only $3.00 apiece! This CD will make a great gift. If you would like to purchase a copy of All I Need, visit the Multnomah University Music Department (Bradley Hall) or order via mail by sending payment along with your return address to:
8435 NE Glisan Portland, OR 97220
Attention: Amy Provenzola
Free Songs by the Ambassador Choir to download:
Feel free to download the following songs as a gift from the Ambassador Choir for your enjoyment. Right-click the link and select "Save Target As" to download each song to your computer.
For more information about the Ambassador Choir and other Multnomah groups, contact Amy Provenzola at 503.251.5390 or email@example.com.