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The Singing Statesmen to Present
Spring Concert May 4

RELEASED: April 27, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — The Singing Statesmen, in their 41st year, will present an evening concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, in the Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

Directed by Gary Schwartzhoff, professor of music, the Statesmen will begin the concert with "All That Hath Life and Breath Praise Ye The Lord" by Clausen. Tenor Josef Schneider, a senior from Eau Claire, will be the featured soloist. Part I of the program will also include "Mainacht" by Brahms, with sophomore Johnathan Turba, Platteville, as accompanist. Laurisdsen's "Ave Dulcissima Maria" will follow. "Dance" by Conte will be accompanied by Turba and sophomore Kevin Gisi, Fitchburg, on piano and freshmen Peter Elkin, New Richmond, on glockenspiel.

Part II will feature two pieces by 2007 Artist-in-Residence James Mulholland:"Psalm 103" and "Think on Me." Senior Charles Willcutt, Bloomington, MinnU, will assist on French horn. Part II concludes with Romberg's "Drinking Song" from "The Student Prince," featuring vocalists Max Athorn, a senior from Minneapolis, and Allison Wells, a junior from Eau Claire.

The Innocent Men, an a cappella group auditioned out of the Statesmen, will be featured in Part III of the concert. Their selections will include "New American Classic" by Taking Back Sunday, "Ain't Got the Good Thing" by Tonic Sol Fa and "Resolution" by Nick Lachey.

"Barb'ra Allen," a Scottish folk song, will begin Part IV of the concert. Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Close Every Door" from "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" will feature the tenor voice of senior Mark Lundin, Blaine, Minn. Other selections will include

"M-O-T-H-E-R" by Theodore Morse, Romberg's "Sweetheart" and "Johnny Schmoker," a Pennsylvania Dutch folk song. The Statesmen will conclude their concert with "Songs of the University," "Hail University," Alma Mater" and "Fight Song."

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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