Fall Showcase Concert features band at choirs at Wisconsin Lutheran College

Date Posted: September 21, 2009

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MILWAUKEE The choir, chamber choir and concert band of Wisconsin Lutheran College will present their first performances of the season at the annual Fall Showcase Concert, on Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10 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 for this year's Fall Showcase Concert. The opening selection, Fanfare, was originally composed in 1965 for the Stan Kenton's Neophonic Orchestra by Hugo Montenegro. It was then arranged very effectively for the concert band by John Tatgenhorst in 1967. This sets the stage for a performance of a very exciting overture entitled Hanover Festival by English composer Philip Sparke. There will be a complete change in atmosphere when the band performs Eye of the Sparrow, Amazing Grace, and Old Time Religion from the Five American Gospel Songs by Luigi Zaninelli, featuring senior Jessica Gromacki as vocal soloist. The band's portion of the program will conclude with Children of the Regiment March by Julius Fucik.

The Chamber Choir, led by James Nowack, DMA, will open the second half of the concert with All Creatures Now by John Bennet followed by Wilhelm Stenhammar's The Garden of the Seraglio. Animal Crackers by Eric Whitacre will close out the 28-voice Chamber Choir's performance.

The 69-member Wisconsin Lutheran Choir will open with Knut Nystedt's I Will Greatly Rejoice in the Lord. The set will continue with Our Father by Alexander Gretchaninoff followed by F. Melius Christiansen's Glorification (from "Celestial Spring"). Arrangements by Eric Nelson (How Can I Keep From Singing?) as well as Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory (John the Revelator) conclude the performance.

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

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a nationally ranked, residential, private liberal arts college with an enrollment of 784 located in western Milwaukee on the Wauwatosa border.