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UW-Eau Claire Women's Concert Chorale
To Perform Varied Program Nov. 14

 MAILED:  Nov. 2, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — The UW-Eau Claire Women's Concert Chorale will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center under the direction of Dr. Alan Rieck, assistant professor of music and theatre arts.

The program will begin with "Hosanna" by Knut Nystedt and continue with "Ave Maria" by László Halmos, conducted by senior Lindsey Andress, Suamico; "Laudi alla Vergine Maria" by Giuseppe Verdi; and "Cantate Domino" by Hans Leo Hassler. Three pieces by Randall Thompson will be featured next: "Pueri Hebraeorum," "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" and "God's Bottles," with the last conducted by Andress.

The second half of the program will begin with two Chinese songs by Liu Zhuang: "Lan Hua Hua" (Blue Flower) and "Da Mai Hao Zi" (Threshing Wheat Song). The Women's Concert Chorale will participate in their first international tour when they visit the People's Republic of China in March 2005, and according to Rieck, all the music on this program also will be part of the program when the group performs in China.

"The pieces were selected to be representative of a wide variety of musical styles with particular emphasis on American composers and traditions," said Rieck. "I thing the audience will really enjoy the variety in this concert."

The last section of the concert will feature "Rock-A-Bye Baby" by Michele Weir; "Under the Sea" by Alan Menken and Kirby Shaw, from "The Little Mermaid"; "Go Where I Send Thee!" by Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory; and "We Are" by Ysaye M. Barnwell.

The Women's Concert Chorale, comprised of female students from many scholastic disciplines within the university, specializes in the study and performance of music written specifically for treble ensembles. In addition to regular concerts during the school year, the group tours annually, performing significant works from the breadth of music's historical periods.

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 2, 2004