MAILED: May 23, 2000
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Concert Choir will give a "Bon Voyage" concert Monday, May 29, before leaving on its European tour. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, Eau Claire.
Under the direction of Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, associate professor of music and theatre arts, the group will give a four-part program.
In the first section of the program, the group will perform songs such as "Pater Noster" by Jacob Handel and "Crucifixus" by Antonio Lotti. Seven selections make up the second section, which includes "Kyrie" by Knut Nystedt. Senior Adam Breininger, Fort Wayne, Ind., will be a baritone soloist for this work.
The third section will include five works, many of which were arranged by UW-Eau Claire students. The final set will feature works such as "Hark, I Hear the Harp's Eternal" arranged by Alice Parker. Terri Songer, a senior from Wales, will sing a soprano solo for this piece. Senior Holly Olson, Portage, Josh Countryman, a senior from Colfax, and David Kraai, a sophomore from Hull, Iowa, will be soloists for this work. Senior Brenda Greenwald, Sheboygan, will provide accompaniment on the piano for a Buddhist mantra, "Gate Gate" by Brian Tate.
The group will perform another concert May 30 at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, Minn. Then the Concert Choir will perform in 11 cathedrals and churches in Wales, England, France and Germany June 1-14.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: May 23, 2000