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UW-Eau Claire Symphonic Choir
To Perform Nov. 24  

MAILED: Nov. 8, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphonic Choir will present a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
         The Symphonic Choir, directed by Alan Rieck, assistant professor of music and theatre arts, will perform “Gloria in D major, R. 589” by Antonio Vivaldi and “Gloria” by John Rutter. The University Symphony Orchestra will provide the instrumentation parts for both pieces.
         “This is a unique concert because it is two distinctly different period approaches to the same identical text,” Rieck said. “The Vivaldi uses typical baroque instrumentation and form to present this famous text, whereas the Rutter is more contemporary in its use of rhythms and instrumentation.”
         The choir will perform eight of the 12 movements in Vivaldi’s “Gloria in D major, R. 589.” Dr. Kathryn Proctor Duax, professor of music and theatre arts, and Mitra Sadeghpour, assistant professor of music and theatre arts, will perform the remaining movements as solo, duet, or featured artists with the choir. The choir will conclude the concert with “Gloria in excelsis Deo,” “Domine Deus,” and “Quoniam tu solus sanctus” from Rutter’s “Gloria.”
         The Symphonic Choir is comprised of over 100 community members and university students. Community members with choral or music experience who are interested in joining the Symphonic Choir should contact Alan Rieck, (715) 836-3634, regarding auditions for next semester’s performance of “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff.
         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.
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Updated: November 8, 2002