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UW-Eau Claire to Present
American Choral Directors Concert
MAILED: Feb. 22, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present the tenth annual American Choral Directors Association Concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
The concert will feature five UW-Eau Claire ensembles, including The Singing Statesmen, Symphonic Choir, Women's Chorus, Women's Concert Chorale and Concert Choir.
"Each choir will present a short performance," said Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, associate professor of music and theatre arts. "A total of 14 works will be performed ranging in style from classical to folk music."
The Singing Statesmen, conducted by Schwartzhoff, will begin the concert with Anton Bruckner's "Trosterin Musik." They will follow with "Gloria" by Josquin des Prez and "Go Down Moses," an African-American folk song arranged by Moses Hogan.
Symphonic Choir, conducted by assistant professor of music and theatre arts Dr. Alan Rieck, will perform two works, "Sine Nomine" by Ralph Vaughan Williams and "Down By the Riverside" by John Rutter.
Next to perform will be Women's Chorus, also conducted by Rieck and Schwartzhoff. They will perform three works, including Brant Adams' "Exultate Justi in Domino" and Ysaya Barnwell's "No Mirrors."
Women's Concert Chorale, conducted by Rieck, will perform three works, including "Come, Ye Makers of Song" by Ruth Watson Henderson and "Ya Ba Bom" (There Shall Be Peace), arranged by Maurice Goldman.
The final group to perform will be Concert Choir, conducted by Schwartzhoff. They will perform three works, including Gerald Finzi's "My Spirit Sang All Day" and African-American folk song "Ezekiel Saw De Wheel," arranged by Moses Hogan.
Sarah Daly, a senior from Whitefish Bay, will serve as master of ceremonies for the concert.
"All 350 performers are participating on a volunteer basis with all proceeds going to benefit the UW-Eau Claire student chapter of ACDA," said Schwartzhoff.
Founded in 1959, ACDA is a nonprofit music-education organization whose purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research and teaching. The membership is more than 20,000 nationwide.
Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727 or 1-800-949-UWEC, are $4.75 for the general public; $3.75 for those 62 and older, children 17 and younger and faculty and staff with a university ID; and $1.25 for students with a university ID.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Feb. 22, 2002