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Waukesha Choral Union Announces 2012-2013 Season
Waukesha Choral Union, Ernest Brusubardis III, music director, announces its 2012-2013 season, “Spirit of Creativity.” Oct. 13, The American Spirit; Dec. 7 & 9, Lessons and Carols; Mar. 17, Messiah; May 4, Something Old & Something New.
• October 13, 2012, “The American Spirit” with Oconomowoc Chamber Orchestra.
• December 7 and 9, 2012, “Lessons and Carols.”
• March 17, 2013, “Handel’s Messiah” free concert including full orchestra and soloists.
• May 4, 2013, “Something Old & Something New.”
“‘Spirit of Creativity’ celebrates the uniquely human ability to express emotion through music,” said Brusubardis. “Timeless Christmas carols, Handel’s 18th century “Messiah,”
Tillen all embody the ‘Spirit of Creativity’ across the ages.”
A new fundraising event, “Fashionable Tidings Luncheon,” will be held Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at Merrill Hills Country Club in Waukesha. Patrons will enjoy a fashion show of holiday designs by Bruce Paul Goodman over lunch with their friends. Tickets are $35; more details will be announced soon.
Single concert tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors/students, $4 children 11 and under.
Season ticket packages, with savings of up to twenty percent over regular prices, are available through October 13, 2012 online at http://www.choralunion.org or by phone at 414-297-9310.
“THE AMERICAN SPIRIT”
With Oconomowoc Chamber Orchestra
Saturday, October 13, 2012 8:00pm Shattuck Auditorium, Carroll University, Waukesha
Two American composers onhmr uplifted a nation. David Diamond's “Rounds for String Orchestra,” commissioned during WWII to uplift the American people, and “An American Civil War Memorial” by Dr. Michael Karasis. This oratorio weaves choir, narrator, and orchestra to depict battles, recite letters from home, and raise the American spirit in brotherhood.
“LESSONS AND CAROLS”
Friday, December 7, 2012 8:00pm St. Luke’s Church, Waukesha
Sunday, December 9, 2012 3:00pm St. Catherine’s Church, Oconomowoc
Celebrate the season with traditional favorites and songs from cultures around the world. Sing-a-longs and carols, interspersed with readings, will encourage us all into the spirit of the holidays and to live it as well.
Sunday, March 17, 2013 3:00pm Shattuck Auditorium, Carroll University
For nearly three decades, Waukesha Choral Union’s “Messiah” has invited community members to participate in a few rehearsals, culminating in a grand performance with orchestra and soloists in Carroll University's Shattuck Auditorium. In true Handelian tradition, this performance is underwritten by area businesses and patrons to provide a free concert to the public.
“SOMETHING OLD & SOMETHING NEW”
Saturday, May 4, 2013 8:00pm Shattuck Auditorium, Carroll University, Waukesha
Waukesha Choral Union has commissioned its first choral work from area composer Paula Foley Tillen to be premiered on this concert. The text is based on the poetry of Abby Lewis, winner of the Choral Union’s Waukesha county student writing competition. Student works of visual art inspired by Abby's poetry will be on display for this world premiere performance.
Waukesha Choral Union has been musically active in the community for over 60 years. WCU was featured in WISN-TV’s “Season to Celebrate” broadcast during Christmas of 2011. Originally a combination of Carroll College students and community singers, it took its present form as an auditioned choir in 1978. Waukesha Choral Union derives its strength and quality from its members’ passion for singing and is always seeking new voices. Auditions are held by appointment. Recent collaborative partners include the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Bel Canto Chorus, Milwaukee Choristers, Carroll University Choirs, and the choirs of Waukesha South High School, Muskego High School, and Hartford Union High School. For more information visit http://www.choralunion.org.