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Sing! A Choral Celebration

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Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 14:30

Sunday, March 12, 2:30 pm

Sing!  A Choral Celebration

UWindsor Chamber Choir and University Singers,
    Dr. Bruce J. G. Kotowich, director

Accompanist: Alde Calongcagong, piano
Deborah Wunder - violin 1
Dawn Hrycak Popovic - violin 2
Florin Simioanca - viola 1
Besnik Yzeiri - viola 2
Gordon Cleland - cello
David Palmer - organ
Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.
Come join in a celebration of choral music!  These UWindsor choirs will feature music of the masters, including 2 immortal classics, Bach’s Cantata #4 Christ lag in Todes Banden and Monteverdi’s famous motet, and new voices in choral composition!

Tickets: $15;  Students (with ID) $5

Tickets available for cash purchase at the door beginning at 1:30 pm on Sunday.



Exultate justi in Domino,  #19 Cento Concerti Ecclesiastici, 1605 
Ludovico Grossi da Viadana (1560-1627)
Yver, Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orléan
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
The Three Kings
Healey Willan (1880-1968)
Lux Aurumque
Eric Whitacre (b.1970)
Double, double toil and trouble, Four Shakespeare Songs
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi (B. 1984)
Hor ch’el ciel e la taerra e ‘l vento tace, Madrigali guerrieri a amorosi, 1638
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
UWindsor Chamber Choir
Dr. Bruce J. G. Kotowich, director
Alde Calongcagong, accompanist
Joshua Rist (b.1988)
Cantata #4, Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4
  1. Sinfonia
  2. Verse 1 Christ lag in Todes Banden
    Schola and Tutti
  3. Verse 2 Den Tod niemand zwingen kunnt
    Nichole Anderson, soprano
    Angelica Sciacca, soprano
  4. Verse 3 Jesus Christus, Gottes Sohn
    Cody Weldon, tenor
  5. Verse 4 Es war ein wunderlicher Krieg
  6. Verse 5 Hie ist das rechte Osterlamm
    Jacob Flynn, bass
  7. Verse 6 So feiren wir das hohe Fest
    Angelica Sciacca, soprano
    Cody Weldon, tenor
  8. Verse 7 Wir essen und wir leben wohl
This is my Home
Robert Buckley
University Singers
Dr. Bruce J. G. Kotowich, director
Alde Calongcagong, accompanist
Dr. Bruce Kotowich conducting the UWindsor Chamber Choir in the Heritage Auditorium

UWindsor Chamber Choir

The UWindsor Chamber Choir is an auditioned ensemble made up of music majors from the School of Creative Arts and singers from other departments across campus. The UCC enjoys performing a cappella, Canadian, contemporary and historic choral works for all sorts of audiences in traditional and unusual settings.
Created in 2005, the ensemble has performed in the annual “Festival of Christmas,” the Windsor Canadian Music Festival, local performances for the CBC reading of Dickens “A Christmas Carol,” and with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. In 2008, the chamber choir, under the direction of Timothy Shantz, won the CBC National Radio Competition for Amateur Choirs. Windsor beat out choirs from Laurier and Manitoba in the University Choirs category.
The UWindsor Chamber Choir is under the direction of Dr. Bruce Kotowich, the University of Windsor’ Director of Choirs.
SoCA Director of Choirs, Dr. Bruce J. G. KotowichBruce J. G. Kotowich is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choirs at the University of Windsor where he directs the University of Windsor Chamber Choir and University Singers. In addition to directing these choral ensembles, he teaches conducting. Dr. Kotowich is also the Chorus Master of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Windsor Classic Chorale.
Dr. Kotowich completed his Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati where he also received his Master of Music degree. He received his Associateship of Music in Vocal Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, and a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba. He is a recipient of numerous awards and honours including awards from the Canada Arts Council, and the Manitoba Arts Council.
He has conducted the Manitoba Provincial Senior High Honour Choir, Manitoba Provincial Jazz Choir, the South Dakota North Region All-State Choir, the Illinois Music Educators’ Association District 8 Honor Choir and has conducted and judged numerous other festival and conference choirs. Dr. Kotowich has presented at the Iowa Choral Directors’ Association Summer Conference, the National Convention of the American Choral Directors’ Association (Dallas 2013 and Salt Lake City 2015), North Central ACDA Regional Conferences, and the NDSU Symposium: Music of the Americas. Dr. Kotowich is published in the Choral Research Memorandum Series through Chorus America, and is the editor of a choral music series for Alliance Publishing. He has toured throughout North America, Europe and China with his choirs. 
Susan McKee