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UW-Eau Claire Concert Choir to Perform Nov. 16

RELEASED: Nov. 11, 2008

Concert Choir logoEAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Concert Choir will present a concert at 2 p.m. Nov. 16 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The Concert Choir, directed by Gary Schwartzhoff, professor of music, will open their performance with William Byrd's "Sing Joyfully," followed by "Cantante Domino" by Claudio Monteverdi and "My Flight for Heaven," by Blake Henson. Works by Morten Lauridsen and Herbert Howells also will be performed in the first set of music.

The second half of the concert will begin with "The Testament of Freedom" by Randall Thompson. Nick Phillips, assistant professor of music, will provide piano accompaniment. Next will be a performance by Impromptu, a mixed voice a cappella group, performing arrangements of "Just Friends," "Everything Carries Me to You" and "Life is a Highway."

In its final set, the Concert Choir will perform "Loveliest of Trees" and "The Darkling Thrush" by James Mulholland, with senior Meghan Quinn, Shoreview, Minn., on piano. Next will be "Workin' for the Dawn of Peace," as arranged by Ron Jeffers. The Concert Choir will conclude with James Mulholland's arrangement of "America the Beautiful."

The Concert Choir, one of six UW-Eau Claire ensembles, has traveled to Europe on eight concert tours between 1964 and 2008. In 2006, it received an international award for artistic excellence and cultural exchange from the Federation of the Mediterranean in Naples, Italy. On Feb.16, 2009, the Concert Choir will perform at the Washington National Cathedral and at the John F. Kennedy Center for the performing arts.

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.

Tickets for 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.-1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is closed during holidays and academic breaks.

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