||Schofield Hall 218|
||Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004|
To be Held March 12
MAILED: Feb. 28, 2000|
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association will present its eighth annual concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12, in Schofield Auditorium with a new twist.
"This year we are sending out personal invitations to all choral directors within a 30- to 40-mile radius to come celebrate music with us," said senior Heather Gausman, Mc Farland. "We want to recognize them for the dedication they've given to art."
Gausman, ACDA secretary, also said surveys will be given to the directors to see if and how it would be beneficial to make the concert more of an educational experience. One possibility being considered is to give the choral directors the historical background and sheet music of the pieces so they can incorporate the music into the classes they teach and then have their students attend the concert.
ACDA, which is a professional music organization comprised of music students who will become teachers, invited Concert Choir, the Singing Statesmen, Impromptu, The Innocent Men and the Altoona High School Chamber Choir to perform at the concert.
The Concert Choir, directed by associate professor of music Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, will perform "Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal" arranged by Alice Parker, "O Day Full of Grace" by F. Melius Christiansen, "Our Father" by Alexander Gretchaninoff, "In Pace" by Rene Clausen, "Freedom Come" by Ben Allaway and "Elijah Rock" arranged by Moses Hogan.
The Singing Statesmen, also conducted by Schwartzhoff, will perform "Widerspruch" by Franz Schubert, "Pater Noster" by Franz Biebl, "Steal Away to Jesus" arranged by J. Edmund Hughes and "Down by the Sally Gardens" arranged by Henry Mishkin. Also, for the first time since 1983, the Statesmen were invited to perform at an ACDA convention. The group will be one of 20 to perform March 2 at the divisional convention in Madison.
The Altoona High School Chamber Choir, conducted by Richard Moses, will perform seven works, including "Cry Out and Shout" by Knut Nystedt, "Honor and Glory" by J.S. Bach and "Big Sky" by Seth Houston.
Impromptu, an a cappella subdivision of Concert Choir, and The Innocent Men, an a cappella subdivision of The Singing Statesmen, each will perform three songs.
Every year the concert serves as a fundraiser for the student chapter of ACDA. This year the group has decided to use the profits to help fund the Concert Choir's European summer tour.
Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, are $4.75 for adults; $3.75 for seniors, children 17 and under, and faculty or staff with a university ID; or $1.25 for students with a university ID.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Feb. 28, 2000