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Concert Choir to perform spring concert April 21

April 11, 2013
Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Concert Choir will perform its spring concert at 2 p.m. April 21 in the Ojibwe Ballroom of Davies Center.

The choir, directed by Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, professor of music, will perform a wide range of music, including several pieces from the group's concert at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in February.

The performance will begin with "Alma Redemptoris Mater" by Giovannie Pierluigi da Palestrina. Other selections in the first set include "Ave Maria" by Kevin Memley and "Cantus Gloriosus" by Josef Swider.

The second set will include "Let The Word Go Forth" by former UW-Eau Claire music faculty member Dr. Ethan Wickman, a piece premiered in February at the Kennedy Center. The piece includes an audiovisual presentation that will be shown during the performance.

For the third set, Impromptu, a mixed voice a capella group, will perform three pieces, including "Skyfall," "Give Me a Reason" and "Good Time/Live While We're Young."

"Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" by Edwin Fissinger will open the final set. Other selections include "Take Up the Song" by James Mulholland from "Mementos of Millay" and "Eternal Father, Strong To Save" by Dan Forrest, another piece premiered Feb. 3. The concert will close with "America The Beautiful" by James Mulholland.

Accompanists for the Concert Choir are UW-Eau Claire students Andrew Steffen and Megan Sorenson.

One of six UW-Eau Claire choral ensembles, Concert Choir has traveled to Europe on eight concert tours between 1964 and 2008. The choir received an international award for artistic excellence and cultural exchange in 2006 from the Federation of the Mediterranean in Italy and toured Greece in January 2012.

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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