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Oct. 5, 2007

UI Women's Chorale performs Oct. 19

The University of Iowa Women's Chorale will present a free public concert with conductor Travis Sletta at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.

"The program features music from a wide variety of moods, styles and historical periods," Sletta commented. "Selections from the 'Stabat Mater' setting by Pergolesi, a core of the treble repertory, present vivid, at times raw emotions represented in music.

"Some pieces on the program, such as the Aaron Copland setting of 'At the River,' have both familiar text and tunes. Others, such as the Gardiner 'Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day,' use an old text set to new, unexpected music.

"All of the pieces were selected to challenge the vocal, musical, and intellectual capacities of the ensemble while at the same time highlighting the choir's accomplishments."

Women's Chorale is a select chorus of approximately 40 women who sing three or four concerts each year.

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