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UW-Eau Claire Singing Statesmen
To Perform Fall Concert Nov. 12

 MAILED:  Nov. 2, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — The UW-Eau Claire Singing Statesmen will perform their fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The concert will begin with "Psaume 24" by Lili Boulanger, featuring sophmore Andy Szmanda, Wausau, as the tenor soloist. The first half will continue with "Ave Maria" by Anton Bruckner, "Salmo 150" by Ernani Aguiar and "Weepe Not" by Jackson Berkey. The next section will feature traditional American pieces, including "The Star Spangled Banner" by Francis Scott Key, "The Testament of Freedom" by Randall Thompson, "God Bless America" by Irving Berlin, and "Armed Services Medley" arranged by recent graduate Justin Lundberg. The piece will be accompanied by freshman Meghan Quinn, Shoreview, Minn., and junior James Hahn, Platteville.

The a capella group Innocent Men, comprised of members of The Singing Statesmen, will perform after intermission. The group will sing "Chariot" by Gavin Degraw, featuring junior Alan Hunt, Coon Rapids, Minn.; "More Than Words" by Extreme, with sophomore Tom Vang, Menomonie; and "Stay" by the Dave Matthews Band, featuring junior Brad Schaack, Cottage Grove, Minn.

The second half of the concert will include the Irish folk song "Danny Boy," arranged by Jameson Marvin and featuring senior Steve Howe, St. Paul, Minn., as the baritone soloist; "When the Lord Says Come," arranged by David Poole; and "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban, featuring senior Mike Rambo, Altoona, as the tenor soloist. The program will conclude with songs of the university, including " Hail University," "Alma Mater" and the "Blugold Fight Song."

The Singing Statesmen represent diverse academic disciplines with a common respect and admiration for choral music. The creed that is upheld by the membership is "Once a Statesmen, always a Statesmen!" The Singing Statesmen are proud of their tradition of performing choral music representing repertoire from the Renaissance through the Contemporary Period. The Statesmen will soon release a new compact disc, "An American Journey," a musical salute to the United States of America.

Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727 or (800) 949-UWEC, are $5 for the general public; $4 for those 62 and older, children 17 and younger and faculty and staff with a university ID; and $1.50 for students with a university ID.

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Updated: November 1, 2004