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Winter choral concert to celebrate songs from around the world

November 26, 2013

The University of Wisconsin-Stout Symphonic Singers and Chamber Choir, conducted by Jerry Hui and accompanied by pianist Michaela Gifford, will perform their annual winter concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 910 9th St.

From left, Carlee Nyre and Averie Robertson take part in a rehearsal.Tickets are $5 and are available online, at the UW-Stout Service Center in the Memorial Student Center, 715-232-1122, and at the door.

The program, titled "International Holidays," will take listeners on a musical holiday trip. Selections will be sung in seven languages — English, Latin, German, French, Spanish, Estonian and Mongolian — stretching across three continents.

The concert will begin with both choirs joining in a solemn chant of the Greek Orthodox tradition.

Jerry HuiThe rest of the evening will include familiar holiday music such as the lively carol "Il est Né le Divin Enfant" from France; "In Dulci Jubilo" by German composer Michael Praetorius; Austrian carol "Still, Still, Still"; "O Come O Come Emmanuel" arranged by Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodály; and jazzy American holiday classics.

The concert also will include celebratory poetry from Mongolia; Spanish carols presented in a jazzy arrangement; a popular winter carol from Estonia about the joy of skating; fanfare music for two choirs from Hungary; and many more.

Selections will be from by Berger, Bortniansky, Carter, Faure, Handl, Kodaly, Moe, Mozart, Praetorius, Vettik, and Yongrub.


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