CU Prof. to Perform at Bach Music Festival

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

Cedarville, Ohio-Beth Cram Porter, associate professor of vocal music at Cedarville University, has been invited to be the soprano soloist for the Oregon Bach Festival’s production of “King David.” Scheduled to perform July 12, Porter will be one of several elite musicians selected for this prestigious production.

An accomplished soprano soloist, Porter has performed for President George W. Bush and boasts an extensive opera and musical theater repertoire. She teaches studio voice and directs the women’s choir at Cedarville University.

“As a member of the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, it is a high honor to be chosen as a soloist,” Porter said. “To sing with my fellow musicians and friends from the choir will be very meaningful and special.”

An annual celebration of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, the festival will be held in Eugene, Ore., June 29-July 15. Co-founded by German conductor Helmuth Rilling and the former president of the American Choral Directors Association, Royce Saltzman, in 1970, the festival hosts many concerts, ranging from orchestral to choral. For more information on the festival, visit