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UW-Eau Claire Concert Choir
to Perform Spring Concert April 13

RELEASED: April 1, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Concert Choir will perform its spring concert at 2 p.m. April 13, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The Concert Choir, under the direction of Gary Schwartzhoff, professor of music and choral area director, will begin the concert with Heinz Werner Zimmermann's "Make a Joyful Noise unto God" and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck's "Gaudete Omnes." The premiere performance of Z. Randall Stroope's "Kyrie," a piece that will be featured on the choir's upcoming European tour, and Jacob Handl's "Pater Noster" will follow. The first section of the concert will conclude with "Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden" by J.S. Bach, featuring senior Meghan Quinn, Shoreview, Minn., on harpsichord.

The first half of the performance will continue with "Be Not Afraid" by Knut Nystedt, Rene' Clausen's "In Pace" and Arvo Pärt's "Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen."

The second half of the concert will begin with Impromptu, a mixed-voice a cappella group auditioned out of the Concert Choir. They will lead with "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by The Proclaimers, followed by Manning Sherwin's "A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square" and "Edge of Seventeen" by Stevie Nicks.

The rest of the choir will return to the stage to perform "Echo" by David Dickau, featuring junior Johnathan Turba, Platteville, on piano, followed by Rene' Clausen's "Set Me as A Seal." The concert will conclude with Joseph Flummerfelt's arrangement of "Danny Boy" and "Wade in de Water" by Allen Koepke.

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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