MAILED: May 3, 2000
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Symphonic Choir will perform its spring concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 14, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
The choir will perform one work, "The Liverpool Oratorio," for its concert. This oratorio a longer text story told through music was created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society. The work premiered in the Liverpool Cathedral in 1991.
The Society asked Carl Davis and Paul McCartney to compose the work. Davis had the classical music schooling and McCartney was born in Liverpool, raised in the city and educated at the Liverpool Institute.
"The oratorio deals in part with the story of Paul's life in Liverpool, his birth in the city during wartime, his school days, his parents and the meeting of his wife, Linda," said choir director Stephen Rosolack, associate professor of music and theater arts.
The university's Symphony Orchestra will provide accompaniment for the concert.
Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, are $4.75 for adults; $3.75 for those age 62 and older, children 17 and younger, 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: May 3, 2000