Chamber Choir to perform in Dubuque Chorale SongFest II

September 29, 2014
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PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Twenty-five University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chamber Choir members will perform in the Dubuque Chorale SongFest II on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, at 7:30 p.m.

In addition to UW-Platteville, participating organizations include the Dubuque Chorale and Cadenza, Julien Chamber Choir, Dubuque Music Men Barbershop Chorus, Loras College, Clarke University, University of Dubuque and Emmaus Bible College, all based in Dubuque.

At the outset of the performance, the audience will be invited to participate in singing “The Star Spangled Banner,” in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the writing of its lyrics by Francis Scott Key.

Each choir will then perform some of its own music and the concert will finish with a combined choir performance of “Stomp Your Foot,” from Aaron Copland’s opera “The Tender Land.”

UW-Platteville’s Chamber Choir repertoire will include Susan LaBarr's “Grace Before Sleep” and an arrangement of Dolly Parton's song “Light of a Clear Blue Morning,” featuring senior voice major Amanda Zasada from Platteville, Wis.

“There are so many great things about this performance,” said Dr. Bob Demaree, professor of music at UW-Platteville. “In addition to hearing each of these fine choirs sing, the chance to share in the active making of music makes this a truly unique event. We expect there to be over 300 voices joining in song on the Copland.”

Tickets to Songfest II are $6 per person and are available now through the Heritage Center's Farber Box Office by calling (563) 585-SHOW or by going online at www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Contact: Dr. Robert Demaree, director of choral activities, Department of Performing and Visual Arts, (608) 342-1446, demaree@uwplatt.edu
Written by: Laurie Hamer, College of Liberal Arts and Education, (608) 342-6191, hamerl@uwplatt.edu

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