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Encore Performance for Local Conductor

MEDFORD, Ore. – This weekend marks the end of an era for Southern Oregon’s oldest public chorus.

The Rogue Valley Chorale holds the final concerts of its 40th anniversary season this weekend. They will be the last for founding conductor Lynn Sjolund.

Sjolund has conducted the classical choir at venues like Carnegie Hall and Salzburg Cathedral in Austria, the former home of Mozart.

He also taught for years at North Medford High School, where the auditorium is named in his honor. He says happy to be finishing his career surrounded by friends and fellow musicians.

“Emotionally it’s going to be a huge one for me,” said Sjoland. “But it’s time.”

The final concerts of the season will be held tonight at 7:30 and tomorrow afternoon at 3:00, both at the Craterian Theater. The Rogue Valley Chorale has already picked its successor to replace Sjolund.