AU Chorale to perform at Fox Point Lutheran Church
Milwaukee, MI---The Anderson University Chorale from Anderson, Ind.,
will perform at Fox Point Lutheran Church, 7510 N Santa Monica Blvd, on
Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. as a part of its 2012 spring tour
through the states of Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana.
In its 66th season, the 47-voice Anderson University Chorale under
the direction of conductor, Richard Sowers, has received national and
international recognition as one of the nation’s premiere collegiate
choirs. The Chorale has performed in concert for several national and
regional conventions of the American Chorale Directors Association.
Domestic tours have taken the Chorale to almost every region and
state. Tours have included performances in Lincoln Center’s Avery
Fisher Hall, Riverside Church, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in
New York, Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California and the
Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Performances of the
Emmy award-winning “Candles and Carols” Christmas program by the
Chorale and other Anderson University School of Music ensembles are
televised each December throughout the United States and on EWTN and
other networks globally.
International tours have taken the Chorale to concert venues and
church-related events in Germany, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland,
Estonia, and Russia. In May 2012, the Chorale will tour Norway,
Sweden, and Finland, giving nine concerts in 16 days in some of
Northern Europe’s finest concert venues.
The 2012 tour concerts will feature a broad range of musical
compositions including selections by Michael McCarthy, Johann Schein,
Franz Biebl, and Dan Forrest. Additionally, hymn arrangements and
spirituals and gospel selections will be performed.
The Chorale conductor, Dr. Richard Sowers, is in his 28th year at
Anderson University where he is a Professor of Music and Director of
Choirs. He also conducts the Anderson Symphonic Choir, Men’s Choir,
and teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting and music education
classes. Dr. Sowers is in his 23rd season as Music Director and Conductor of the Anderson (city)
Symphony Orchestra. He has been guest conductor with the Dayton
Philharmonic Orchestra, The Toledo Symphony, the Richmond Symphony,
the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, and the
New World Youth Orchestra of Indianapolis. Dr. Sowers has degrees
from Indiana University, Colorado State University, and Arizona State
University. In 1994 Sowers was chosen as the outstanding music
alumnus form Colorado State University. His conducting teachers have
included Jan Harrington, Edward Anderson, Douglas McEwen, Robert Shaw,
Helmuth Rilling, and Kenneth Kiesler. Dr. Sowers maintains an active
schedule as guest conductor and clinician.
Anderson University is a four-year liberal arts institution of
approximately 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students located in
Anderson, Indiana. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the
university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate
programs of study in business, nursing, music, education and theology.
The public is invited to the admission-free concert. A free-will
offering will be taken during the event.
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