Gregory Partain looks to raise money for Camas High School choir, which was instrumental in his life
A nationally renowned pianist is coming back to this hometown for a recital to benefit the Camas High School choir.
Gregory Partain, who has played all over the world and is now a professor of music and the music department chair at Transylvania University in Kentucky, will perform a piano recital at 7 p.m. Monday, March 13, at the recently renovated Joyce Garver Theater in Camas.
Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. All donations will go to the high school’s choir.
Partain is a 1978 graduate of Camas High School.
“I’m excited and honored to return to Camas and perform on my favorite stage in the world, even more so with recital donations benefiting the next generation of young musicians,” Partain said. “It’s an opportunity to give back to a school and community that gave so much to me.”
Partain used to sing with the choir when he was a Papermaker.
“Without the powerful experience of singing in the Camas High School choir under Joyce Garver, I doubt I would have pursued a career in music,” Partain said. “I love that the same tradition of excellence continues with today’s fine director, Ethan Chessin.”
Runyan’s Jewelers in Camas and Classic Pianos of Portland are the event’s sponsors, covering the expenses of the recital. That allows for all donations to go to the Camas High School choir as it raises money to pay for its 2024 tour that is set to bring the group to New York City.
Partain also is planning on attending four Camas choir classes on Friday for a lecture.
Who: Nationally renowned concert pianist Gregory Partain
What: Piano recital benefiting Camas High School choir
When: Monday, March 13, 7 p.m.
Where: Joyce Garver Theater, 1500 NE Garfield St., Camas
Cost: Free but donations are encouraged
More information: Contact Ethan Chessin at: email@example.com
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