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UW-Eau Claire Concert Choir
to Perform Sunday, Nov. 12

RELEASED: Nov. 1, 2006

performance by UW-Eau Claire Concert ChoirEAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Concert Choir will present a concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The Concert Choir, under the direction of Gary Schwartzhoff, professor of music, will open with Martin Shaw's "Sing We Merrily Unto God Our Strength" and "Frolocket, Ihr Vlker Auf Erden." Works by Alexander Gretchaninoff, Z. Randall Stroope and Healey Willan also will be performed in the first set of music. The second set will consist of four excerpts from Johann Sebastian Bach's Mass in B minor.

Opening the second half of the concert, Impromptu, a mixed voice a cappella group auditioned out of the Concert Choir, will perform "No Particular Place to Go," arranged by former Impromptu member David Fehr; "God Only Knows," arranged by Terri Songer; and an arrangement of "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Phillip Lawson. Members of the group are senior C. Max Athorn, Minneapolis, Minn.; junior Allison Wells, Eau Claire; sophomore Luke Wolfe, Maple Grove, Minn.; junior Caitlin Nelson, Green Bay; sophomore Amy Stanfield, Lake Geneva; and senior Mark Lundin, Blaine, Minn.

In their final set, the Concert Choir will perform "If Love Is What the Rose Is" by James Mulholland, "Kasar Mie La Gaji" by Alberto Grau, and Eric Whitacer's "This Marriage." The choir will conclude with Moses Hogan's arrangement of "Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King."

The UW-Eau Claire Concert Choir has traveled to Europe on seven concert tours between 1964 and 2004, including appearances at the 50th and 60th Anniversaries of the D-Day Invasion in France. In 2006, the Concert Choir was presented an international award for artistic excellence and cultural exchange in Naples, Italy, from the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo, an international organization that promotes peace, understanding and cultural exchange. The choir has released four CDs, including, most recently, "An Amazing Day" in 2004.

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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