Wisconsin Lutheran Choirs wrap up season on April 30

Date Posted: April 13, 2010

MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Lutheran Choir, Chamber Choir and Chapel Choir will present their final concert of the 2009-10 school year on Friday, April 30 at 8 p.m. in the Schwan Concert Hall.

The Chapel Choir, a women's ensemble under the direction of Mrs. Carolyn Fons, will open the concert with selections by major composers, including Handel's How Excellent is Thy Name (from Saul), J.S. Bach's Thou Prince of Peace, Lord Jesus Christ (from Cantata 143), and P. Lieber's arrangement of Franz Schubert's Kyrie (from Mass in G). The first set concludes with art and folks songs.

Under the direction of Dr. James Nowack, the Chamber Choir will perform Canadian composer Stephen Chatman's suite Due West, based on poems by Tara Wohlberg which depict Western Canadian themes. The text and settings illustrate images of prairie life that will resonate with Midwestern audiences. The 67-voice Wisconsin Lutheran Choir will perform selected choruses from Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, a widely celebrated major work which combines the traditions of classical Greek tragedy and Italian Baroque musical theatre.

The Schwan Concert Hall is located in the college's Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tickets are $7 general, $6 seniors and $4 students. For more information, call the WLC box office at (414) 443-8802 or visit

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