Wisconsin Lutheran College Music Department Features Band and Choir in Fall Showcase Concerts

September 21, 2005

MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Lutheran College music department will feature its band and choir programs in joint Fall Showcase concerts October 7 & 8 at 8 p.m. The performances take place in the college's Schwan Concert Hall in the Center for Art and Performance; 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tickets are $5 general, $4 senior and $2 students and may be purchased through the box office at (414) 443-8802 or online at

The program will begin with the Wisconsin Lutheran College Concert Band conducted by Professor Terry Treuden, director of instrumental music. Pieces slated for includsion are "Procession of the Nobles" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, the Grammy Award -winning "O Magnum Mysterium" by Morten Lauridsen, "Concertino" by Carl Maria Von Weber, "Invictus" by Philip Sparke and "Inglesina - The Little English Girl" by David Delle Cese. Weber's "Concertino," one of the most popular solos composed for the clarinet, will be performed by senior Angela Schmill. Schmill has played the clarinet for 13 years, studying under Diana Haskell and John Hibler.

The second half of the concert will feature the 24-voice Chamber Choir and the 55-voice Wisconsin Lutheran Choir, both led by Dr. James Nowack, associate professor of music. The Chamber Choir is performing Renaissance and 21st Century madrigals by Dowland, Arcadelt, Matthew Harris and Charles Stanford. The Wisconsin Lutheran Choir will conclude the evening with music by Palestrina and F. Melius Christiansen, as well as traditional hymns and spirituals. Also featured is a choral arrangement by Dr. James Nowack of Ennio Morricone's "Deborah's Theme," with original text by Kenneth Kremer.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is an independent, liberal arts college located on the west side of Milwaukee.