MAILED: April 6, 2001
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Concert Choir will present its annual spring concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
The program reflects music from different cultures and historical periods, said Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, associate professor of music and theatre arts and conductor of the choir.
The Concert Choir will perform a variety of songs, including Cantate Domino by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Ave Maria by Morten Lauridsen, Hosanna to the Son of David by Orlando Gibbons and Stabat Mater by Giovanni Pierluigi di Palestrina.
After a brief intermission the concert will conclude with several folk songs. Simona MiDimona, a Jewish folk song, will be sung, with sophomore Jake Henning, Fall Creek, on percussion. American Folk Songs by Stephen Foster will follow. The choir will perform Let Me Fly, an African-American folk song, with soloist and tenor Steve Howe, a freshman from St. Paul, Minn. The concert will end with Ride On, King Jesus, also an African-American folk song, with sophomore Jenifer Schwartzhoff, Eau Claire, on piano.
Following the spring concert, the Concert Choir will go on tour April 25-27, with performances in Elk Mound, River Falls, Red Wing, Minn., Winona, Minn., and La Crosse.
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: April 8, 2001