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UWFox Presents Holiday 2003 Concerts

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One of the entertainment highlights of the musical season occurs this Sunday, December 7, when the University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley presents its Holiday Concert. The Fox Valley Concert Band and the UWFox Chorale are each scheduled to perform, beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre on the UWFox campus.

The concert is open to the public, and there is NO admission charge. Plenty of free parking is available on the west side of the campus.

The Fox Valley Concert Band is a "communi-versity band," according to UWFox Associate Professor of Music Dave Jordahl, and Concert Band Director. There are over 60 members of the Concert Band, with approximately 40 musicians being members of the Fox Cities community representing a wide range of ages for members.

The Concert Band members' backgrounds are quite diverse: some individuals are with major corporations, some are teachers, and some are retirees. All of them come together to play in this group for the same reason: the love of music.

"The Concert Band did its first concert in May, 1985, and has performed four concerts a year since then," Jordahl reflects.

The UWFox Chorale, under the direction of Tony Gorton, is scheduled to perform:

  • "Jubilant Song,"
  • "Silent Was the Night," featuring Laura Godhardt, alto;
  • "Hurry, Hurry Yonder;"
  • "Libera Me, from Requiem," featuring Ryan Brunner, baritone;
  • "That Lonesome Road," featuring BenWanezek, tenor;
  • "I’ll Be Home for Christmas;"
  • "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."

Selections by the Fox Valley Concert Band include:

  • "Holiday Overture;"
  • "Chant and Jublilo;"
  • "Procession of Nobles;"
  • "Palimpsest;"
  • "Midnight Sleighride;"
  • "Toccata;"
  • "Stars and Stripes for Christmas;"
  • "Sleigh Ride."

Admission to the Holiday 2003 Concert is free and open to the public. Free parking is available on the west side of the campus. The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is located at 1478 Midway Road, Menasha, between S. Oneida St. on the east, S. Appleton Road on the west, and just south of Hwy. 441.

Posted 12/1/2003