UW-P Choirs, Lake Geneva Middle School concert
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Music Department proudly presents its vocal groups in concert Sunday, May 6. Led by Professor James B. Kinchen Jr., the University Chorale, Master Singers, and Voices of Parkside are joined by the Lake Geneva Middle School Seventh Grade Choir and Boys Choir and conductor Aimee Swanson in the Frances Bedford Concert Hall of the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities beginning at 3 p.m.
"Aimee Swanson is a terrific young teacher/conductor who is doing wonderful work with the Lake Geneva Middle School choral program," said Dr. Kinchen. "We did the clinic there last year and the students asked about coming to campus to perform with our choirs."
The Lake Geneva Middle School Choirs will join the UW-Parkside choral groups on Franz Schubert's "Mass in G Major" and the "Liebeslieder Waltzes" by Johannes Brahms.
Composed in less than a week in 1815, Schubert's "Mass in G Major" is the best known of the three "shorter" mass compositions he wrote between his elaborate first and fifth masses. His influence can be heard in Brahms' "Liebeslieder Waltzes" which share the same structure with Schubert's keyboard waltzes.
Admission to this special joint performance is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Dr. Kinchen said all of those who appreciate live music should attend to hear these exceptional works in the acoustically perfect Bedford Concert Hall.For more information, call the UW-Parkside Music Department at 262-595-2457.