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UW-Eau Claire Singing Statesmen to Perform
Nov. 14

RELEASED: Nov. 6, 2008

The Singing Statesmen logoEAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Singing Statesmen will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

Directed by Gary Schwartzhoff, professor of music, The Statesmen will begin with "Spaséniye Sodélal" by Pavel Chesnokov, followed by "O Lux Beatissima" by Howard Helvey and "God Be in My Head" by Jackson Berkey. Next will be "Consecrate the Place and Day" by Lloyd Pfautsch, Z. Randall Stroope's "The Cloths of Heaven," and "Think on Me" by James Mulholland. The first half of the concert will conclude with "A Red, Red Rose" by Eric Barnum, featuring senior Anthony Meehl, Green Bay, as student conductor, and "Psalm 103" by James Mulholland, featuring Verle Ormsby Jr., senior lecturer of music, on French horn.

The second half will begin with a performance by the Innocent Men, an a cappella group auditioned out of The Statesmen. Selections will include "Black Balloon" and "Storm," arranged by senior Evan Lloyd, Muskego, and "Here I Go Again," arranged by Mike Jones.

The final set will begin with "When I Fall in Love" by Mulholland, with Ormsby on French horn, "You Are Loved" by Josh Groban and "Rise An' Shine," arranged by Moses Hogan. The Statesmen will conclude with "There was an Old Farmer" by Mulholland, Ron Jeffers' "I Have Had Singing" and "Songs of the University."

Ormsby is senior lecturer of horn studies in the department of music and a member of the faculty ensemble the Wisconsin Woodwind Quintet. He also is a member of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra and performs with the Apple River Brass and Wind Quintet and the Northwinds British Brass Band. Ormsby is a member of the International Horn Society and has served on the board of the American Horn Competition.

Seating is reserved for this event so concert-goers are encouraged to purchase tickets early. Available at the University Service Center, 715-836-3727 or 800-949-UWEC, tickets 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.

Tickets for all campus events also are on sale at the Service Center's ticket office in the main lobby of Haas Fine Arts Center. The ticket outlet is open from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is closed during holidays and academic breaks.

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