Symphonic Singers and Chamber Choir sing about home Dec. 2

November 21, 2017

The UW-Stout Symphonic Singers and Chamber Choir, with Director Jerry Hui front right, outside Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

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 professor.

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.

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The UW-Stout Symphonic Singers and Chamber Choir, with Director Jerry Hui front right, outside Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie.