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Women's Concert Chorale
To Offer Spring Concert
MAILED: April 18, 2002
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Women's Concert Chorale will perform a spring concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
The 74 member ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Alan Rieck, assistant professor of music and theatre arts, will perform a total of 12 works ranging from folk songs to romantic waltzes to opera.
The concert will begin with three pieces from three different eras that all celebrate music.
"These pieces speak to the power of music in our lives," said Rieck.
"Two Part-Songs" by Johann Hermann Schein, which tells about the renewal of people during springtime, will follow.
The next set will consist of dance music. "Three Love Waltzes" by Johannes Brahms and "Las Amarillas" by Stephen Hatfield, a high-energy Mexican dance, will conclude the first half of the concert.
The second half of the concert will begin with excerpts from "The Marriage of Figaro," an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The ensemble will do a vocal version of the orchestral overture.
The group also will perform "Ya Ba Bom," a Jewish folk song arranged by Maurice Goldman, and "Lily of the Valley" and "Ride On, King Jesus," two African American folk songs arranged by Moses Hogan.
"The theme to all three of these songs is peace and cultural freedom," said Rieck.
As the final song, the Concert Chorale will perform their theme song, "We Are" by Ysaye M. Barnwell.
"Audience members can expect to be well entertained by a variety of music," said Rieck. "The goal is to do something that will appeal to everyone."
The Women's Concert Chorale specializes in the study and performance of music written specifically for treble ensembles. One of seven choral ensembles on the UW-Eau Claire campus, the group is comprised of female students from a variety of scholastic disciplines who are interested in performing music.
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 18, 2002