The Chamber Choir is our vocal chamber ensemble here at Linn-Benton Community College. The singers in this ensemble are selected based on audition and perform works from across the choral repertoire. This ensemble has represented LBCC in several festivals - locally, domestically, and internationally - with many invitations to perform around the state including the Oregon State Senate, the Oregon School Boards Association Conference, and the Oregon Music Educators Convention.
In 2010, the ensemble received 2nd Place in the American Prize for Choral Performance, the only community college ensemble to receive a national ranking. In 2014, the Chamber Choir was recognized as an "Honored Artist" of the American Prize. From the American Prize website: "Honored Artists" are individuals or organizations who have proven themselves to be of “sustained excellence" over a number of seasons as contestants in the competitions.
The LBCC Chamber Choir was one of the top-scoring choirs of the American International Choral Festival competing in the Grand Prix! In 2012, the ensemble performed as part of the 2012 Summer Olympic festivities in London, UK. In 2014, the ensemble received 2nd Place (Gold Level 3) in Sacred A cappella Music and were named Category Winners/World Champions in the Mixed Choir Category at the 8th World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia. In 2017, the ensemble received Gold in the Mixed Chamber Choir and Sacred Music categories of the 10th Johannes Brahms International Choral Competition in Wernigerode, Germany. The Chamber was also a category winner n the Mixed Chamber Choir division!