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Concert Choir To Perform|
April 18 at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: April 8, 1999|
Along with the spring temperatures, members of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Concert Choir are warming up their voices for a 2 p.m. April 18 spring concert in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
Gary Schwartzhoff, associate professor of music, will direct the choir for a program that will include works by Felix Mendelssohn, Gioacchino Rossini and Francis Poulenc. Concert Choir will perform "In Pace," meaning "In Peace" by Rene Clausen. The work was inspired by the composer's 1997 visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.
The program will include a performance of "Past Life Melodies" by the Australian composer Sarah Hopkins.
"This work blends European antiquity with aboriginal song lines and then transports one to Nepal, the roof of the world, where the monks are chanting," Stuart Phillpot, Australian freelance writer and poet, has said.
The Concert Choir also will perform "Londonderry Air," a traditional Irish song.
The a cappella ensemble Impromptu will perform selections such as "Jabula Jesu," a Zulu folk song.
Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, are $4.75 for the public, $3.75 for seniors and children under 18, or faculty/staff with a university ID or $1.25 for students with a university ID.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 8, 1999