Academics

Wisconsin Lutheran College choirs conclude "River Town" tour with Milwaukee performance

March 7, 2006

MILWAUKEE - The choirs of Wisconsin Lutheran College will offer a free concert in the Schwan Concert Hall Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m. This is the final performance in the choirs' "River Town" tour that took place March 3-11. "River Town" included: La Crosse, Wisconsin; West Saint Paul, Minnesota; Overland Park, Kansas; Saint Louis, Missouri; and Antioch, Illinois.

The choirs will present a mostly a cappella program of sacred music from the 16th through the 20th centuries. Featured composers include Bach, Schumann, Swider, Rossini and Christiansen. The concert will conclude with American hymns and spirituals.

Dr. James Nowack, director of choral activities at Wisconsin Lutheran College since 1994, holds master of music degrees in piano performance and choral conducting from Kent State University and the University of Minnesota and a doctor of musical arts from the University of Iowa. In addition to teaching and directing at Wisconsin Lutheran, Nowack serves as guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator at conferences and conventions on a regional and national basis.

Under Nowack's direction, the Wisconsin Lutheran Choir has developed a unified voice and a respected presence in the Midwest. Representing talented, dedicated young adults from across the nation, the choir is comprised of 62 full-time undergraduate students.
 
The concert is free, but tickets are required. Please call the Wisconsin Lutheran College box office at (414) 443-8802 to reserve your tickets. There will be a free-will offering collected at the concert. The Schwan Concert Hall is located in Wisconsin Lutheran College's Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a liberal arts college located on the west side of Milwaukee.