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Five Choral Ensembles to Perform
At UW-Eau Claire March 9
MAILED: Feb. 26, 2003
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) will present a concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 9, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
"The concert provides an opportunity for ACDA members to present a public concert," said Gary Schwartzhoff, director of choral activities. "It is a learning experience for members in the student chapter of ACDA."
"This experience has allowed me to witness the amount of preparation it takes to plan a concert," said UW-Eau Claire student chapter president, Jennifer Weber, Menomonie. "As a future music educator this opportunity has given me a perspective that I can take with me when I have to start planning concerts of my own."
The concert will include performances by Symphonic Choir, conducted by Alan Rieck, assistant professor of music and theatre arts; Women's Chorus, conducted by Rieck, Schwartzhoff, and senior Sarah Eichen, Burnsville, Minn.; Eau Claire Male Chorus, conducted by senior comprehensive music major David Fehr, Eau Claire; Women's Concert Chorale, conducted by Rieck; and Concert Choir, conducted by Schwartzhoff.
Symphonic Choir, accompanied by senior Kristin Yost, Sisseton, S.D., will begin the concert with a traditional shaker tune, "The Gift To Be Simple," arranged by Bob Chilcott. The ensemble also will perform "Praise His Holy Name!" by Keith Hampton.
Women's Chorus, accompanied by freshman Claire Brosel, Burlington, will perform "An American Quilt," arranged by John Leavitt; "I'm Goin' Up A Yonder" by Walter Hawkins; and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" by Don Raye and Hugie Prince.
Eau Claire Male Chorus, accompanied by senior Matt Steinbron, Eagan, Minn., will perform "The Awakening" by Joseph Martin; "A Salute to Doo-Wop," arranged by Barry Talley; and an African American folk song, "Soon and Very Soon," arranged by Andrae Crouch.
Women's Concert Chorale, accompanied by sophomore Stacie Olson, Neenah, will perform "Den Tod, Niemand Zwingen Kunnt" by J.S. Bach and "Hail Holy Queen" from "Sister Act," arranged by Marc Shaiman and adapted by Roger Emerson. In addition, under the direction of student conductor Holly Tomter, the ensemble will perform "Wanting Memories" by Ysaye M. Barnwell. Tomter is a senior comprehensive music major from Cumberland.
Concert Choir, accompanied by Olson and senior Jenifer Schwartzhoff, Eau Claire, will perform "Rytmus" by Ivan Hrusovsky, "To You I Call" by Dale Grotenhuis, and "Liebeslieder Walzer" Opus 52 by Johannes Brahms.
This concert is UW-Eau Claire's ACDA student chapter's biggest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds from the concert go to the local chapter. "This concert will not only provide an amazing musical experience to those in attendance, but it should also create a feeling of warm-heartedness knowing that they have helped out an organization of their peers," said Weber.
Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727 or 1-800-949-UWEC, are $4.75 for the general public; $3.75 for those 62 and older, children 17 and younger and faculty and staff with a university ID; and $1.25 for students with a university ID.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: February 26, 2003