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Music

Women's Choir & Men's Chorus in concert

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November 30, 2004 :: No. 96

Who: Cal State Fullerton Department of Music
   
What: Women’s Choir & Men’s Chorus in concert
   
When:

8 p.m. Friday, December 3, 2004

   
Where: Little Theatre, California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd. (Nutwood and State College Blvd.) Fullerton
   
Program:

The Women’s Choir with orchestra performs:
Magnificat......................... Niccolo Porpora
Magnificat......................... Ralph Vaughan Williams

The Men’s Choir:
“O Come, Let us Sing Unto the Lord”..... Emma Lou Diemer
“Ave Maris Stella”........................................ Edward Grieg
“Ave Maria”................................................... Franz Biebl
“Good Fellows Be Merry“ from..................J.S. Bach
Peasant Cantana and three drinking songs.

   
Background:

The University Women's Choir is a large, 95 member, non-select ensemble that serves both music majors and non-majors. Under the direction of Vance D. Wolverton since 1989, the choir was selected in 1994 and 1998 to perform at the Western Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association and has performed twice for the California Music Educators Association annual conference in Ontario in 2000 and Pasadena in 2002. The choir performs a wide variety of repertoire representing all historical periods and styles.

Vance D. Wolverton, serves as chairman of the Department of Music, conducts the University Women’s Choir and sponsors the CSUF student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. Wolverton holds the B.A., Magna cum laude, with high honors in music from Wayne (Nebraska) State College, and the M.A. and Ph.D. in music education from the University of Iowa. He currently serves as a member of the City of Brea Cultural Arts Commission.

Robert M. Istad, director of the Men’s Chorus, has prepared choruses for Esa–Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. Istad received his B.A. in music from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, his M.M. in choral conducting from Cal State Fullerton, and is currently completing the final requirements for the his DMA in choral music at the University of Southern California. He’s also music director for the Irvine United Congregational Church.

   
Admission: Advance sales $15 ($10 with advance Titan discount & $6 with advance CSUF student discount) At the door all tickets $15
   
Box Office:

Tickets available at the Performing Arts Center box office 657-278-3371. Hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday and one hour prior to performance. Or online at: www.tickets.com

   
Internet: http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/events/
   
Media Contact:

Elizabeth Champion, College of the Arts at 657-278-2434

 


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