Students walking in front of Student Union

Oct. 7, 2013

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Concert Choir and 9th Street Singers to Give Concert Saturday

The Viterbo Concert Choir and 9th Street Singers will perform a fall concert at Maria Angelorum Chapel at the St. Rose Convent Saturday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. The event is part of the Viterbo Days and the La Crosse community is invited to these free events.

The choral program includes a variety of music from early to contemporary that will be sung in the groups’ upcoming tour to Germany and Austria, Wednesday, Dec. 18–Thursday, Jan. 2. Music to be performed includes O Magnum Mysterium by Victoria ; Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria and an arrangement of Loch Lomond. Randall Stroope’s All My Heart This Night Rejoices. The 9th Street Singers will perform arrangements of favorite songs by Irving Berlin, Richard Rogers, and others. Jean Saladino is the director of both ensembles and Judy Stafslien is accompanist.

As part of the Viterbo Days celebration, award-winning guest alumna Juanita Madland ’63 will perform a piano recital from 11 a.m.–noon in the Viterbo Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Madland has been a music faculty member at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos since 1990.

The Concert Choir and 9th Street Singers tour internationally every four years. For this year’s tour the choir will be singing at Munich’s St. Michael’s Church, St. Peter’s Church in Vienna and at the Melk Abbey for the midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. In addition the choirs will sing concerts and services in numerous small towns in the Wachau region. Students will also attend a production of Die Fledermaus at the Vienna Staatsoper on New Year’s eve. Faculty leading the group will be Dan Johnson-Wilmot, Judy Stafslien and Jean Saladino.

There will be a free-will offering to help students participating in the tour.

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