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UMD University Singers Tour Europe

University Singers travel to the Netherlands and France

The UMD University Singers along with director Stanley Wold, have been invited to perform a cappella concerts in the Netherlands and in Paris, as well as collaborative concerts with a Parisian orchestra in May 2005.

After touring Amsterdam, the University Singers will travel to the southern part of the Netherlands, where they will perform two concerts through the efforts of Dion Ritten, active choral director of many choirs in the region. One concert will feature University Singers and the Beek Liedertafel Men's Chorus. Another will present the Singers in a solo concert in the historic Rolduc Abbey in Kerkrade.

After the Dutch portion of their trip, the University Singers will travel to Paris to perform with the Sinfonietta de Paris, and its conductor, Dominique Fanal. Fanal's invitation for the Paris collaboration came as a response to hearing UMD's choirs perform at two consecutive fall Weber Music Hall Series concerts. The expected venue for the Paris concert is the historic Madeleine Church, the church in which Gabriel Fauré was active as organist and composer. A solo concert by the University Singers and Chamber Singers (20-voice ensemble selected from the larger group) will take place in L'eglise de la Trinité (The Church of the Trinity) as part of its ongoing mid-day concert series.

Photos --- Left, center: Madeleine Church, Right: L'eglise de la Trinité (The Church of the Trinity)

In the last ten years, UMD music students have visited and performed in venues in Vienna, Salzburg, Oberammergau, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, and San Jose (Costa Rica).

For information contact Stan Wold at 218-726-7504 Fax 218-726-8210,

Posted Feb 21, 2005

Cheryl Reitan, Publications Director,
NEW RELEASES, UMD Media contact, Susan Latto,, 218-726-8830


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