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Concert Choir, Singing Statesmen to
Perform at ACDA Convention
MAILED: March 3, 1998|
EAU CLAIRE -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will be represented by the Concert Choir and the Singing Statesmen at the American Choral Directors Association Divisional Convention on March 10-12 in Minneapolis.
The Concert Choir and Singing Statesmen are under the direction of associate professor Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff. The convention will feature chorus and choral conductors from six states.
The Singing Statesmen were chosen to perform by an audition process involving a submitted tape. The Concert Choir was chosen late this fall to fill a performance slot left vacant by a choir and conductor who were unable to participate due to the conductor's health.
The Concert Choir has performed at the last two conventions; a divisional convention in Lincoln, Neb., in 1996 and the National Convention in San Diego, Calif., in 1997. The Singing Statesmen appeared at an ACDA Convention in 1984 in Nashville, Tenn., Schwartzhoff said.
Because of the Concert Choir appearances at the last two conventions, it was not eligible to apply for the 1998 convention. However, the ACDA Leadership can offer a performance slot to choir to fill vacancies. The Concert Choir is appreciative of this special invitation, Schwartzhoff said.
The Concert Choir will appear in concert on March 8 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Center during a performance sponsored by the student chapter of ACDA.
The Concert Choir will perform at the International Market Square with three other choirs on Wednesday, March 11. Its music and dinner performance is titled "The Millennium Feast." The Singing Statesmen's performance on March 14 is called "Repertoire and Technique -- Mutually Inclusive."
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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