Wisconsin Lutheran College music department features band and choir in Fall Showcase Concerts

September 27, 2006

MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Lutheran College music department will feature its band and choir programs in joint Fall Showcase concerts October 6-7 at 8 p.m. The performances take place in the college's Schwan Concert Hall in the Center for Arts 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. The program includes Philip Sparke's "Madricalum,"a 2006 piece based on Psalm 150; "Contre Qui, Rose" by Morten Lauridsen; "Concerto Tricolore" by Thomas Doss; "Shortcut Home" by Dana Wilson and led by student conductor David Neubauer; Finale (Symphony No. 3), Op. 78 by Camille Saint-Saëns with organ solo by Dr. Juanita Becker; and "The National Game" by John Philip Sousa.

The second half of the concert will feature the 22-voice Chamber Choir and the 58-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 Stephen Chatman, Matthew Harris and Morten Lauridsen. The Wisconsin Lutheran Choir will conclude the evening with music by Hans Leo Hassler, F. Melius Christiansen, as well as traditional hymns and spirituals.

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