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ACDA Concert to be Presented at
UW-Eau Claire March 2
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MAILED: Feb. 24, 1997

EAU CLAIRE -The American Choral Directors Association Concert will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, in the Gantner Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

The ACDA, a professional organization of music educators, has a national membership of more than 19,000 people. The upcoming concert at UW-Eau Claire, sponsored by the ACDA student chapter on campus, is in its fifth year.

Gary Schwartzhoff, assistant professor of music, said the concert provides an early performance in the semester for the performing university groups. Groups perform at the concert by invitation.

The first ensemble to perform will be the Concert Choir, which is under the direction of Schwartzhoff. The group will perform "How Great Are Thy Wonders" by Georg Schumann, "Ave Maris Stella" by Edvard Grieg, "Agnus Dei" by Samuel Barber, and "Zum Gali" as arranged by Maurice Goldman. It will be accompanied by Derek Machan.

Impromptu, an a capella ensemble consisting of students from Concert Choir, will perform second. The group will perform "How Can I Keep from Singing?" by Enya/Bob Schlidt, "Texas Girl at the Funeral of Her Father" by Randy Newman/Rod Stoughton, and "Orinoco Flow" by Enya/Eric Betthauser.

The Women's Concert Chorale will perform next under the direction of Stephen Rosolack, associate professor of music and theatre arts. It will be accompanied by Heidi Dahl. The group will perform "Come, Let Us Start a Joyful Song" by Hans Leo Hassler, "In Praise of Love (Opus 72)" by Knut Nystedt, "A Madrigal of Spring (Opus 18b)" by Miklos Rozsa, "Sincerely" by Harvey Fuqua, "May You Always Walk in Sunshine" by Larry Mackes and "Ain'-a That Good News" as arranged by William Dawson.

Gone Public, a six-member male ensemble from the Concert Choir, will perform arrangements of "Up the Ladder to the Roof," "I Understood (Be Who You Want)" and "You Can't Do That" by Rod Stoughton.

The final group to perform will be the Chippewa Valley Girl Choir under the direction of Traci Ohlmann, with assistance by Ryan Sherman. The group will perform pieces by Carolyn Jennings and arrangements of "Songs of the Middle East" by Sally Monsour and Lois Rhea Land, and "Follow the Drinking Gourd" by Jay Althouse. Paula Gurath will accompany the group.

Tickets for the concert are $4.50 for the general public; $3.50 for senior citizens and children under 18; or $1.50 with a UW-Eau Claire ID. Tickets are available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727.


UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: April 24, 1997