MAILED: Oct. 8, 2001
EAU CLAIRE — The University of
Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Choral Division will present three concerts in
conjunction with Choral Fest, a celebration of music and a recruitment festival
for high school choral students.
The festival will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in
Schofield Auditorium with an A Capella Extravaganza, featuring UW-Eau Claire’s
Chamber Choir, Innocent Men, Girls’ Night Out, Impromptu, 5th Element and the
Eau Claire Memorial Madrigals, directed by UW-Eau Claire graduate George Utphall.
Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, are $5 for
The events Saturday, Oct. 13, will begin in the morning
when students from more than 40 high schools throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota
come to UW-Eau Claire to participate in a performance with UW-Eau Claire choral
students. Select students also will be auditioning for three $500 scholarships
from the Ralph and Peggy Hudson Choral Foundation.
An afternoon concert featuring a variety of UW-Eau Claire
choral groups will begin at 1:15 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine
Arts Center. Women’s Concert Chorale, directed by Alan Rieck, assistant
professor of music and theatre arts, will begin with two works: Rupert Lang’s
“Spirit of the Child” and “We Are” by Ysaye Barnwell. The Singing
Statesmen, conducted by Gary Schwartzhoff, will follow with four works including
“Consecrate The Place and Day” by Lloyd Pfautsch and “Set Me as a Seal”
by Rene Clausen. Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dan Newman, will
finish the afternoon program with four works including “Deep River” arranged
by Phil Mattson and “There Will Never Be Another You” arranged by Anders
The festival will conclude Saturday evening with the
festival concert at 7 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall. The program will include
performances by University Concert Choir, directed by Schwartzhoff, and Waconia
High School Concert Choir, conducted by Aaron Olson, a 1991 UW-Eau Claire
graduate. The concert titled “Get America Singing Again” also will include
an opportunity for audience members, along with more than 200 choral members, to
raise their voices to salute our nation.
The Saturday concerts are free of charge.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 8, 2001