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UW-Eau Claire to Present ACDA Concert
Featuring Five University Choirs

RELEASED: March 2, 2006

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will present the 14th annual American Choral Directors Association "Celebration of Music" at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The ACDA concert features the UW-Eau Claire Concert Choir, Singing Statesmen, Symphonic Choir, Women's Concert Chorale and Women's Chorus.

The concert is set to open with Women's Chorus, under the direction of Daniel Newman, associate professor of music. The ensemble's first selection will be "Overture to the Marriage of Figaro" by Mozart. They will follow with performances of Brahms' "Wie Melodien Zieht Es Mir" and "Dry Bones," as arranged by Mark Hayes.

Directed by Gary Schwartzhoff, professor of music, The Singing Statesmen will take the stage next, opening with Anton Bruckner's "Trösterin Musik" and "Gloria" by Josquin des Prez. The ensemble also will perform works by Franz Biebl and Jackson Berkey, concluding their portion of the concert with "The Morning Trumpet," an arrangement by Mack Wilberg.

Women's Concert Chorale, directed by Alan Rieck, associate professor of music, will follow The Singing Statesmen with "Come, All Musicians, Come" by Hans Leo Hassler. Their second selection, Alberto Favero's "Te Quiero," will feature senior student conductor Nicole Andrews, Sheboygan Falls. Senior student conductor Marilyn Spiess, Waconia, Minn., will lead the choir in Donald Patriquin's arrangement of "Ach! Synku Synku," a Czech folk song. They will close with "Ezekiel Saw De Wheel," as arranged by David Moore.

Concert Choir will take the stage last, presenting Orlando Gibbons' "Hosanna to the Son of David" and "Pilgrims' Hymn" by Stephen Paulus. Z. Randall Stroope's "The Conversion of Saul" also will be featured before the ensemble concludes the concert with Moses Hogan's arrangement of "Ezekiel Saw De Wheel," an African American folk song. Concert Choir is also under the direction of Schwartzhoff.

Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727 or (800) 949-UWEC, are $5 for the general public; $4 for those 62 and older, children 17 and younger and faculty and staff with a university ID; and $1.50 for students with a university ID.

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