CONTACT: PETER ALEXANDER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0072; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 16, 1999
Old Gold Singers cross over to classical music with
free concert April 28
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Old Gold Singers, best known to
their audiences as the University of Iowa Swing Choir, will cross over to
classical music for a free concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 28 in Clapp
Recital Hall on the UI campus.
The Old Gold Singers are directed by UI graduate assistant
One major work will be performed on the concert, the Mass
in G of Franz Schubert. The performance, which will fill the first half of
the concert, will feature an orchestra of players from the University Symphony.
Following intermission, the Old Gold Singers will perform
a variety of sacred and secular choral works with piano accompanists Ben Hagen
and Jana LaHood. Works on this portion of the program will be:
--The Hundredth Psalm by Ralph Vaughan-Williams;
--"Rejoice in the Lord" by John Redford;
--"Thy Will Be Done" by Craig Courtney;
--"Love Lost" by Paul Sjolund; and
--"Come to Me My Love" by NormanDello Joio.
The Old Gold Singers is a select musical group whose members
are chosen by audition. Their campus performances include the annual "Fall
Festival," "Cocoa and Carols," and "Swing Into Spring," concerts. The group
travels throughout Iowa, performing for schools and community groups. Past
tours outside the state have taken them to New York, Washington, D.C., and
A native of Brooklyn, Iowa, Kriegel has a degree in music
education from Central College in Pella and a masters in choral conducting
from the UI. He has taught public school music in Iowa for four years. Having
been a singer/dancer for the 1989 Iowa State Fair Singers, Kriegel has directed
and choreographed show choirs and directed school and community musical productions,
including "Guys and Dolls," "Li'l Abner," "The Music Man," "Fiddler on the
Roof" and "Oklahoma." He is a doctoral student in choral conducting at the
UI School of Music.
For information on UI arts events, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/~uiowacr
on the World Wide Web. You may visit the UI School of Music web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~music/.