The Campus/Community Choir of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County will present “Songs of the Season” on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2:30 p.m., in the Al. Ringling Theater in downtown Baraboo. The concert, with 56 voices and a dozen instrumentalists, will unite multiple traditions and styles, and offer a fitting seasonal celebration, according to Choir Director Dan Krunnfusz.
The program includes pieces by Gabriel Fauré, Daniel Pinkham, Edvard Grieg and John Rutter, among others, as well as choral arrangements of Norwegian folk melodies and some very familiar works.
“There’s pieces the audience will likely know and others that I think they won’t,” said Krunnfusz, who has had a long career directing school and community choirs around the country, including 14 years with the Madison Boychoir, and is leading the campus group for the first time. “I know the choir is excited to share what we’ve been working on, as the holiday season gets fully underway,” he added.
Multiple choir members say the fall program, and their work with Krunnfusz, will make for a fine performance at the Al. Ringling. Mary Ann Stewart, a longtime community member whose son sang in the group years ago, is excited to have him hear this choir, which is singing one of their favorite pieces, “Cantique de Jean Racine” by Gabriel Fauré.
Julian McCann, one of many student members, said he was very glad to be in the choir and for the connections it has helped him make on campus. “Getting to meet and work with not just other students, but with so many people in the community, and with Dan, has been great,” McCann said.
Admission is $10, with a student price of $5. Advance tickets are available at alringling.org, and tickets will be available at the door.