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UW-Eau Claire Concert Choir
To Perform Nov. 11
MAILED: Nov. 1, 2001
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Concert Choir will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 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 Concert Choir will present a diverse four-part program, opening with Claudio Monteverdi's "Beatus Vir."
The second portion of Sunday's program will include Samuel Barber's "Agnus Dei" and John Tavener's "Village Wedding," arranged by Schwartzhoff.
Impromptu, a six-member Concert Choir a cappella group, will perform during the third set of the program. Songs include: "Eleanor Rigby," "People Change" and "Take a Chance," all arranged by Impromptu.
Four African-American folk songs by Moses Hogan will end the concert: "Hear My Prayer," "My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord," "We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace," and "Ezekiel Saw De Wheel."
The Concert Choir is one of seven ensembles at UW-Eau Claire, which has been recognized as "Wisconsin's singing university" because of the popularity of its choral program. With a long-standing tradition of travel and performance in both the United States and Europe, the Concert Choir has appeared in concert with many outstanding orchestras and guest conductors throughout its history. The 2000 tour included performances in St. Paul's Cathedral and the Millenium Dome in London, Worcester Cathedral in Worcester, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and the Jesuitkirch in Heidelberg.
Tickets, available at the University Service Center (715) 836-3727, are $4.75 for adults, $3.75 for seniors, children 17 and under and faculty/staff with university ID or $1.25 for students with university ID.
Two compact discs by the Concert Choir will be available for purchase after the performance. They include "Sing We Merrily" and the "2000 European Tour."
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Updated: Nov. 1, 2001