By Jacob Stockinger
The concert features new and recent works by four composers with strong Wisconsin ties.
The program includes:
“Four Mystical Poems” by Eric William Barnum (below).
“The Night Has a Thousand Eyes” and “Make Me a Dream” (a world premiere finished just a few weeks ago) by Jerry Hui (below), a UW-Madison School of Music graduate who now teaches choral music at UW-Stout and who also performs early music with the Madison-based group Eliza’s Toyes.
“Under Your Feet” and “And Dream Awhile” by Blake Henson (below).
“Adoramus Te, Sanctus Parvulus” by Zach Moore (below)
There will be a pre-concert Lecture at 6:30 p.m.
Ticket prices are $9 for students, $15 for general admission and $12 for seniors.
Tickets are available at the door or at: http://festivalchoirmadison.org/Season1415/tickets.htm
Here is the origin of the program, as the choir director Bryson Mortensen (below), who also teaches at the UW-Rock County, explains it:
“After leaving the concert, I thought, “surely Wisconsin could do the same!”
“Since then I have been digging up pieces and meeting composers in Wisconsin who could contribute works to the program.
“After all these years, we have put together a concert that presents the music of four composers who live in, have studied in or come from Wisconsin.
“From the nationally and internationally recognized music of composers like Blake Henson, Jerry Hui and Eric William Barnum to the young and blossoming composer Zach Moore, the concert presents a variety of styles and moods that make for a great evening together.”
For more information about the Festival Choir of Madison, here is a link to the choir’s homepage: