April 21, 2018 - 7:30 PM -
St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Milwaukee
I Hear America Singing
 
         
Thanks to all of our friends and fans for weathering blustery spring winds to attend our April 13 concert in Madison. The weather outside may have been frightful, but inside the concert, it was delightful!

A repeat performance of I Hear America Singing is scheduled in Milwaukee on April 21 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (914 E. Knapp Street) at 7:30 PM. For our debut for Milwaukee audiences, we will have a free will offering as we continue to celebrate our TENTH ANNIVERSARY under the direction of our Artistic Director, Dr. Robert Gehrenbeck, with many of his favorite composers and music! We will sing a stunning, newly commissioned work by Juilliard's Wayne Oquin.  If you are in the Milwaukee, don't miss it!

“I Hear America Singing”


St. Paul's Episcopal Church (914 E Knapp St. Milwaukee)
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - Free will offering for our first Milwaukee concert!

Join the Wisconsin Chamber Choir for a musical celebration of all the Americas—North and South—and all Americans. In recognition of Robert Gehrenbeck’s tenth anniversary as Artistic Director, the WCC presents the world premiere of Alleluia by New York composer and Juilliard faculty member Wayne Oquin. Inspired by Randall Thompson’s classic setting of the same one-word text, Oquin’s new version updates Thompson’s musical style in his own harmonic language, which has been compared to Morten Lauridsen’s. An extremely versatile musician, Oquin boasts recent commissions and performances by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Danish National Symphony, the United States Air Force Band, the Houston Chamber Choir, and the King’s Singers.
The remainder of the program spans music of four centuries and multiple nationalities. Masterpieces of the US choral repertoire—Samuel Barber’s Reincarnations and Charles Ives’s Psalm 67—share billing with a diverse selection of works from throughout the hemisphere, including music by Mexican Baroque master Manuel de Sumaya; Argentinian tango composer Astor Piazzolla; African-American composers Bobby McFerrin, Hall Johnson, W. C. Handy, and Rosephanye Powell; and Native-American composer and longtime friend of the WCC, Brent Michael Davids.
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ounded in 1998, the Wisconsin Chamber Choir has established a reputation for excellence in the performance of oratorios by Bach, Mozart, and Brahms; a cappella works from various centuries; and world-premieres. The Wisconsin Chamber Choir's Artistic Director, Robert Gehrenbeck, has been hailed by critics for his vibrant and emotionally compelling interpretations of a wide variety of choral masterworks.

The choir is an auditioned ensemble of volunteer singers, many with music degrees, devoted to the art of choral music.

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