Symphonic Singers and Chamber Choir sing about home Dec. 2
November 21, 2017
Songs about home will be the theme when University of
Wisconsin-Stout’s Symphonic Singers, Chamber Choir and Devil Tones Acappella
Ensemble hold their annual choral concert.
The performance, “Long Sought Home,” will be at 7 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 2, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 910 9th St. E. Tickets are $5 and can
be purchased in advance at the Memorial Student Center, online
and at the door before the concert.
The concert will seek to capture in music the struggles of
establishing a home, the longing for a home past or future and the celebration
of a new home, according to Jerry Hui, UW-Stout choral director and an associate
Selections include traditional Hebrew folk songs, worship
music of early American settlers, a wedding cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach, music
of the Sephardic Jews — the Jewish diaspora in Spain — and more.
The Symphonic Singers is made up of approximately 35
UW-Stout students while the Chamber Choir has about 20 members.
Guest musicians will include the Chippewa Valley String
Quartet and Schola Cantorum, both based in Eau Claire.
UW-Stout Symphonic Singers and Chamber Choir, with Director Jerry Hui front
right, outside Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie.