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UW-Eau Claire Concert Choir
To Perform April 21
MAILED: April 15, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Concert Choir will present its annual spring concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
The choir, conducted by Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, associate professor of music and theatre arts, will perform a variety of works with universal audience appeal. The concert will begin with "My Spirit Sang All Day" by Gerald Finzi, a twentieth century English composer who composed few but very powerful works. Various other works will be performed, including "Agnus Dei" by Samuel Barber, "I Thank You God for Most This Amazing Day" by Eric Whitacre and "Three Graduals" by Anton Bruckner.
Following an intermission, the group will perform nine works by Moses Hogan, a pianist, conductor and arranger of international acclaim.
Hogan is known for contemporary settings of spirituals, original compositions and other works revered by audiences around the globe. Praised by critics and in music publications, including Gramophone magazine, his arrangements have become staples in the repertoires of high school, college, community and professional choirs everywhere.
A native of New Orleans, Hogan is a graduate of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. He also studied at New York's Julliard School of Music and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. As a concert pianist he won first place in the 28th annual Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition in New York.
Works to be performed include "My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord," "Hear My Prayer," "Who Built the Ark? and "Hold On!," a piece commissioned for the Concert Choir in 2002.
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: April 15, 2002