Fall Showcase Concert features Wisconsin Lutheran band and choirs

Date Posted: September 26, 2011

Fall Showcase Concert

MILWAUKEE The Wisconsin Lutheran College Concert Band and Wisconsin Lutheran Choir and Chamber Choir will present their first performances of the 2011-2012 season at the Fall Showcase Concert on Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8, 2011, at 8 p.m. in the Schwan Concert Hall.

The Wisconsin Lutheran College Concert Band, under the direction of Professor Terry Treuden, will perform a wide variety of selections. The opening piece, Cenotaph, by Jack Stamp, was commissioned in 1992 by the California State University at Fullerton Bands. Other pieces include Havendance by David R. Holsinger, Sanctuary by Frank Ticheli, and Fantasy on "Psalm 100" by Barry E. Kopetz. The band's portion of the program will conclude with Florentiner March by Julius Fucik.

The Chamber Choir, led by Dr. James Nowack, will open the second half of the concert with The Road Not Taken by Randall Thompson, followed by Morten Lauridsen's En Une Seule Fleur, sung in French. The Seal Lullaby by Eric Whitacre and Quick! We Have But a Second, arranged by Charles V. Stanford, will close out the Chamber Choir's performance.

The Wisconsin Lutheran Choir will open with Orlando Gibbons' Hosanna to the Son of David. Arrangements by Shawn Kirchner (Wana Baraka, sung in Swahili) as well as F. Melius Christiansen (O Day Full of Grace) will be performed. The concert concludes with Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, arranged by Moses Hogan.

The Schwan Concert Hall is located in the Center for Arts and Performance, 8815 West Wisconsin Avenue. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, and $4 for students. They may be purchased through the box office at (414) 443-8802 or at

Wisconsin Lutheran College is an independent Christian college in Milwaukee that is recognized for its academic excellence and Christian leadership tenets.