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John Vergin ’78 will present Winter’s Voice, an annual solo performance of song, poetry, and prose, on Tuesday, December 17, at 7 p.m. in Reed’s Eliot Hall chapel. Tickets are available at the door for $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors, and free for the Reed community. For more information visit or call the Reed events hotline at 503/777-7755.

A blend of spoken word and song, Winter’s Voice pays tribute to the season of winter and the celebration of Christmas in material ranging from ancient Latin hymns to original works by the performer.

Vergin has been an active member of Portland’s theatre and classical music communities for many years. As a classical musician, he is an oratorio soloist, recitalist, accompanist, composer, and teacher. Vergin has written original music for Classical Greek Theater’s productions of the Bacchae, Antigone, and the Libation Bearers, as well as performed as chorus leader in several of their productions. He has also performed many roles in the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan, and is an adjunct faculty member of Reed College’s music department, where he teaches voice.

Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, is an undergraduate institution of the liberal arts and sciences dedicated to sustaining the highest intellectual standards in the country. With an enrollment of about 1,360 students, Reed ranks third in the undergraduate origins of Ph.D.s in the United States and second in the number of Rhodes scholars from a liberal arts college (31 since 1915).

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