MAILED: April 23, 2001
EAU CLAIRE The Singing Statesmen of the
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, in Gantner Concert Hall of the
Haas Fine Arts Center.
Under the direction of Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, associate
professor of music and theatre arts, the group will perform selections including
"Behold Man” by Ron Nelson, "An Die Musik” by Franz Schubert and "In
Flanders Fields" by Tom Anderson, a senior from Aitkin, Minn. The
performance will include a number of student solos.
In February The Singing Statesmen performed as the guest
choir at the Male Chorus Festival in Appleton and in March they performed at the
UW Day Program in Madison. They will tour Italy and Austria in Summer 2002.
Started in 1967 by Morris D. Hayes, professor emeritus of
music, The Singing Statesmen currently consists of 57 male students with diverse
academic backgrounds who share a passion for choral music. The ensemble has
released a number of recordings throughout its 33-year history. Three of these
recordings, including one produced for the group’s 25th
anniversary, will be available for sale after the performance.
Tickets, available at the University Service Center,
(715) 836-3727, are $5 for adults; $4 for those age 62 and older, children 17
and younger, and faculty or staff with a university ID; or $1.50 for students
with a university ID.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 23 2001