Choral Festival provides unique opportunities

September 18, 2003

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The high school Choral Festival is a longstanding event at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. On Tuesday, Sept. 30, high school students from around the state are invited to campus to participate in a men's and women's chorus, augmented by UWP's own women's choir, the Coro D' Angeli and men's choir, Singing Pioneers. The singers rehearse during the day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. then present a concert at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall located in the Center for the Arts.

"High school students are presented an opportunity to sing along side the more mature voices of the college students and for the high school students music making occurs at a faster level," said Bob Demaree, UWP Director of Choral Activities. "For the college students, this is a kick-off to the performance year, allowing them to get focused quickly."

At the evening concert each of UWP's five choirs Coro D' Angeli, Singing Pioneers, Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, and University Singers are slated to perform. Following the performance of UWP's five choirs will be the women's combined and men's combined group performances.

"We are trying to give the high school students an opportunity to be involved in a performance they may not be able to get at their high schools," said Demaree.

Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts box office: general admission, $4 and UWP students or those under the age of 18, $2. The CFA box office can be contacted at (608)342-1298.

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