UW-Stevens Point choirs to perform in concert March 9

Three choirs at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will perform together in March, singing about the natural world, Irish poems and lost love.

A Combined Choirs Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, in Michelsen Hall of the Noel Fine Arts Center. It will include the Women's Choir, conducted by adjunct lecturer James Carpenter, and the Concert Choir and Choral Union, conducted by Professor Lucinda Thayer. Piano accompaniment will be provided by Mary Ellen Mitchell.

The Women's Choir will perform "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" by Eleanor Daley, "Lift Thine Eyes to the Mountains" from "Elijah" by Felix Mendelssohn and "The Peace of Wild Things" by Joan Szymko.

The Concert Choir will perform two selections from "Three Reincarnations" by Irish composer Samuel Barber and based on poems by James Stephens, "Love Lost – Four Satirical Poems on Love" by Paul Sjolund, "Please Stay" by Jake Runestad and featuring soloist Alyssa Eiden, and "I Carry Your Heart" by Abbie Betinis.

The Choral Union will perform the traditional Shaker tune "Gift To Be Simple," "God is Seen" and "I Will Arise" arranged by Alice Parker, "Earth Song" by Frank Ticheli and "Sure on This Shining Night" by Morten Lauridsen.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, $5 for UW-Stevens Point students, faculty and youth and free the day of the concert for students with a UW-Stevens Point I.D. if not sold out. Tickets are available at the University Information and Tickets Office in the Dreyfus University Center, by calling 715-346-4100 or 800-838-3378 or at http://tickets.uwsp.edu. Tickets also may be purchased at the door if available. Proceeds benefit student scholarships.

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