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The Coolest Coast Chorale Concert at the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus was included as one of 13 events people do not want to miss out on this week in Manitowoc. More via 13 events in Manitowoc this week: Nutcracker ballet, Pinecrest Christmas among holiday fun | Herald Times Reporter. 

Marinette Campus Winter Public Concert is Sunday, Dec. 8

UW-Green Bay, Marinette’s West Shore Chorale will take place on Sunday, Dec. 8, on the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre. The group has been performing on the campus for several decades and is comprised of community and university members. It is directed by Jane Wells. More information can be found here.

UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus West Shore Chorale to begin rehearsals | Eagle Herald Extra

UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus and the Office of Continuing Education and the West Shore Chorale are seeking and welcoming new community members to join the West Shore Chorale. The West Shore Chorale has been performing on the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus for several decades, and has a unique dynamic which connects across all age and ability levels. Cost to participate is $20 for the semester. Interested participants may visit their website or call 715-504-3351 to register. More information via Eagle Herald Extra.

Purchase tickets for Metropolis

Fritz Lang’s dystopian 1927 film has been called “the mother of all sci-fi films” and has been referenced in film and pop culture ever since its release. The complete 2010 restoration of the film will be screened along with the world premiere live performance of a new film score by Associate Prof. of Music Michelle McQuade Dewhirst. Kevin Collins leads the Wind Ensemble and Studio Orchestra, and Randall Meder leads the Chorale for this epic multimedia presentation. Purchase tickets.

UW-Green Bay to screen ‘sci-fi’ Metropolis with world premiere film score

One-Night performance is scheduled for Friday, Apr. 28, Weidner Center

Green Bay, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music will present a screening of the 1927 “sci-fi” film Metropolis along with a live performance of a world premiere film score by the UW-Green Bay Chorale, Wind Ensemble and Studio Orchestra. The one-night performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 28 in the Weidner Center.

Called “the mother of all sci-fi films,” Fritz Lang’s film has been referenced in film and pop culture ever since its release. The new film score written by UW-Green Bay Associate Professor of Music Michelle McQuade Dewhirst will be performed during a screening of the complete 2010 restoration of the film.

Prof. McQuade Dewhirst says she is thrilled to collaborate with her music faculty colleagues and students to bring this project to life.

“I’ve been fascinated by the variety of approaches various musicians have taken to interpreting this material for a long time,” said Prof. McQuade Dewhirst. “The combination of the film with live music is a special thing. Live music contributes a palpable energy and, I believe the audience will enjoy a truly immersive experience.”

The dystopian film introduces Metropolis, a futuristic city divided between the working class and the city planners. The son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to resolve their differences.

Fritz Lang was a visionary filmmaker, and Metropolis is his crowning achievement. It’s simply stunning visually and was deeply influential to subsequent filmmakers,” said McQuade Dewhirst. “Iconic scenes from the film have been echoed throughout popular culture.”

UW-Green Bay prof. Kevin Collins will lead the UWGB Wind Ensemble and Studio Orchestra, and prof. Randall Meder will lead the UWGB Chorale for this epic multimedia presentation.

Tickets are $11 for adults and $6 for seniors. and can be purchased at the University Ticketing and Information Center, online at ticketstaronline.com or by calling 920-465-2400. Seating is general admission. For more information, go to http://www.weidnercenter.com/events/metropolis-with-chorale-wind-ensemblestudio-orchestra/.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,700 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Video: It will be a joyful, moving evening when UW-Green Bay performs Handel’s Messiah. Dec. 3 at the Weidner Center

This is a holiday performance you will want on your calendar — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Join UW-Green Bay Music for Handel’s Messiah with a twist… a sing along. Audience members will be able to sing along with the choruses of the beloved work. Conducted by Prof. Randall Meder, the performance features the UWGB Choral Ensembles, Green Bay Choral Artists, and Festival Orchestra, joined on the stage by choirs from Algoma, Sevastopol and Southern Door High Schools, along with UWGB Alumni soloists. Bring your own printed score or print one here. Tickets are $14 in advance at UTIC or online, and $17 at the door. Buy tickets at ticketstaronline.com or call 920-465-2400 or see the Weidner site for more information.

UW-Green Bay Chorale, Concert Choir takes stage Saturday, April 30

GREEN BAY –University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Concert Choir and Chorale will take the main stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Music will feature from a variety of composers including Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein and Leonard Cohen. Professor Sarah Meredith Livingston will conduct the Concert Choir, while the Chorale is under the direction of Associate Prof. Randall Meder.

The Concert Choir will take the stage first, performing Irvine Berlin’s “Give me your tired, your poor;” Choral Selections from West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein, arranged by William Stickles) including, “One Hand, One Heart” and “America,” proceeding with “Comic Duet for Two Cats” (G. Rossini, arranged by Don Craig & Harold E. Mason), “De Animals a-Comin’” (arranged by Marshall Bartholomew), “‘Hallelujah’ from Shrek” (Leonard Cohen, arranged by Roger Emerson) and concluding with “One Moment in Time” (Albert Hammond & John Bettis, arranged by John Higgins).

Following a brief intermission, the UW-Green Bay Chorale will perform W.A. Mozart’s “Requiem, K. 626,” “Four Quartets, Op. 92” (Johannes Brahms), “We Shall Walk Through the Valley In Peace” (arranged by Moses Hogan), and “Feller From Fortune” (arranged by Harry Somers).

General-admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Order online at www.uwgb.edu/tickets or by calling (920) 465-2400 or (800) 328-tkts. More information about UW-Green Bay Music, an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, is available at www.uwgb.edu/music.

Chorale personnel are as follows: Soprano: Acacia Angelo, Ashley Bucholtz, Lindsey Buss, Anna Hoesley, Michaela Hogan, Claire Kitzerow, Brittney Koerner, Sabrena Koren, Kaitlyn Kuchenbecker, Talor Sohr, Sydney St. Clair, Mallory Uttech, Madelyn Winter; Alto: Laura Cortright, Samantha Gulino, Ashley Gutting, Kelsie Holtzheimer, Xinyi Liu, Lauren Paul, McKenzie Reimann, Heather Roberts, Beth Waldeck, Brittany Welch, Kristen Woodard, Lorelei Zimmerman; Tenor: Aaron Frye, Logan Gruszynski, Jordan Sisel; Bass: Bryan Konicek, Nicholas Kopp, Misael Moya, Nicholas Schommer, Thomas Sielaff, Kevin Wellens.

Concert Choir personnel are as follows: Soprano I: Brittany Boehler, Abby Borchardt, Jessica Hannon, Brittany Kloida, Kaitlyn Kuchenbecker, Hailey Maurer, Jacilyn Rubio, Sarah Vestweber; Soprano II: Matalyn Ellisor, McKaela Hartl, Laura Hoffman, Ana Lundquist, Charlotte Wu; Alto I: Taylor Casperson, Gloria Galicia, Taylor Gulbrand, Courtney Hamilton, Becca Kornowski, Emily Van Rossum; Alto II: Chelsea Curley, Dana Heitman, Elizabeth Punke, Sammie Slater, Madeline Tiedt, Julie Vandermeersch; Tenor: Erik Larson, Misael Moya, Gabriel Zastrow; Baritone/Bass: Nick Kopp, Alex Munson, Jordan Sisel, Michael Wallenfang.

About the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,700 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Chorale and Concert Choir this Saturday

UWGB Music’s Concert Choir and Chorale will take the main stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Weidner Center. It will feature music from a variety of composers including Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein and Leonard Cohen. Professor Sarah Meredith Livingston conducts the Concert Choir, while the Chorale is under the direction of Associate Prof. Randall Meder. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Order online at www.uwgb.edu/tickets or by calling (920) 465-2400 or (800) 328-tkts.

Manilow with Chorale

Manilow writes the songs that makes UW-Green Bay sing

They received a shout out from the legend himself. Congratulations to the UW-Green Bay Chorale, led by Randy Meder, who had the opportunity to sing back up to Barry Manilow on his One Last Time tour at the Resch Center, Thursday, April 21.

Manilow saved the best for nearly last…  According to Green Bay Press-Gazette correspondent Kendra Meinert, about 85-minutes into the show Manilow shouted, “Anybody want to hear ‘Copa?'”

“With a giant disco ball above and about 30 red-robed members of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chorale on stage with him, the Manilow magic of the last four decades proved to still be in top form,” Meinert reported. “A crowd that filled about three-fourths of the arena danced and sang along, reveling in their time together at the hottest spot north of Havana.”

UW-Green Bay’s photographer captured the special moments. See the gallery below.

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UWGB Concert Chorale at Resch Center Backing Barry Manilow

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Chorale, Choir Concert tonight (March 9)

UW-Green Bay Music Concert Choir and Chorale will take the main stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts for a spring concert. Under the direction of Professor Randall Meder and Sarah Meredith Livingston, the two choirs will perform music by John Rutter, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Johannes Brahms, Rollo Dilworth, William L. Dawson, and others. Nicholas Davis will be a featured guest artist. Praised for his “knock-em-dead baritone,” Davis is making a name for himself in the world of classical music. He became the first American to win first prize in the International Antonín Dvořák singing competition in 2014.  See more.