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
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