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Concert Choir to perform spring concert April 15

April 2, 2012

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Concert Choir will hold its spring concert at 2 p.m. April 15 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The choir, directed by Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, professor of music, will begin with "Hosanna to the Son of David" by Orlando Gibbons. Other selections in the first set include "Four Motets" by Johannes Brahms and "Ubi Caritas" by Ola Gjeilo.

"O Nata Lux" by junior Andrew Steffen, New Richmond, which was commissioned in 2011 by The Master Singers of Eau Claire, will follow. "O Day Full of Grace" by F. Melius Christiansen will conclude the first set.

The second set will include Eric Barnum's "Adoramus te Christe" and three movements from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Requiem," including "Requiem," "Dies irae," and "Lacrymosa."

For the third set, Impromptu, a mixed-voice a capella group, will perform three pieces, including "Did You Get My Message," "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "You're Not Listening."

"The Seal Lullaby" by Eric Whitacre will open the final set. Other selections include "The Pasture" by Z. Randall Stroope and Morten Lauridsen's "Sure on This Shining Night." The concert will close with "My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord" by Moses Hogan.

Accompanists for the Concert Choir will include Steffen and senior Alexander Jacques, Oneida.

One of six UW-Eau Claire choral ensembles, Concert Choir has traveled to Europe on eight concert tours between 1964 and 2008. The Concert Choir received an international award for artistic excellence and cultural exchange in 2006 from the Federation of the Mediterranean in Italy. The choir toured internationally to Greece in January 2012 and will return for an additional performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in February of 2013.

Concert tickets, available at the University Service Center, 715-836-3727 or 800-949-UWEC, are $6 for the public; $4 for those 62 and older, 17 and younger, and faculty and staff with a university ID; and $1.50 for students with a university ID.

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