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Women's Concert Chorale to Perform
Spring Concert April 29 at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: April 19, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Women's Concert Chorale will present a spring concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

Women's Concert Chorale, under the direction of Alan Rieck, associate professor of music, will begin the performance with "The Star-Spangled Banner," followed by "How Merrily We Live" by Michael Este. The first half of the program will also include Canzonette No. 8 by Claudio Monteverdi; "Rokovet" (Songs of Kosova) by St. Mokranjac; "Hungering Hearts," a composition by James Mulholland, a recent visiting guest artist to UW-Eau Claire; and "Ya Ba Bom" (There Shall be Peace), a Jewish folk song as arranged by Maurice Goldman.

The second half of the concert has as its theme "Songs of Love and Commitment," and will begin with Vivaldi's "Beatus Vir," which also will feature seniors Peter Chang, Eau Claire, and Laura Hutchens, Racine, and juniors Kim Drewiske, De Pere and Jesse Traner, Scandia, Minn., on violins; senior Steve Ethington, Scandia, Minn., and sophomore Martha Seroogy, De Pere, on violas; junior Katie Douglass, Lake Elmo, Minn., on cello, and senior Kevin Rowe, Oconomowoc, on bass. "Je ne fus jamais si aise" by Pierre Certon will be performed next, followed by "Refuge" by Libby Larson, another guest artist who recently visited UW-Eau Claire. The choir also will perform "Minoi, Minoi," a Samoan folksong as arranged by Christopher Marshall, and "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day," another composition by Mulholland. The program will conclude with "No Rocks A-Cryin'" by Rollo Dilworth and "We Are" by Ysaye Maria Barnwell.

Junior Katie Eckes, Maple Grove, Minn., will provide piano accompaniment for the concert.

Women's Concert Chorale is comprised of female students from many scholastic disciplines within the university and specializes in the study and performance of music written specifically for treble ensembles.

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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