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: August 8, 1:30 PM, Orchestra Hall

Michigan State University Children's Choir

Garganta Profunda

Ansan City Choir

Michigan State University Children's Choir
From United States of America
Mary Alice Stollak, Conductor
Judy Kabodian, Accompanist
[Announcer: Wayne Kivell, Board Membe,r WCS6 Board of Directors]

How Can I Keep from Singing? Quaker Hymn arr. Gwyneth Walker

On a Sunny Evening, No. 2 Marjan Helms
from "Terezinlieder"

Sing and Dance for Joy Robert Jager

My Lord, What a Morning arr. Rollo Dilworth Traditional Spiritual

Billy and Ming Do the Bebop Thing Sunny Wilkinson/
Ron Newman, Piano; Ed Fedewa, Bass Ron Newman

Music Down in My Soul Moses Hogan
Commissioned for the Sixth World Symposium on Choral Music
A Gospel Praise Song inspired by the Spiritual "Over My Head"

Garganta Profunda
From Brazil
Marcos Leite, Founder
[Announcer: Wayne Kivell, Board Membe,r WCS6 Board of Directors]

Lata d'água Luiz Antônio/Jota Júnior

Isso aqui o que é Ary Barroso

O pato Neuza Teixeira/Jaime Silva

Mundo melhor Pixinguinha/Vinícius de Moraes

Meditation Tom Jobim/ Norman Gimbel

A Violeira Tom Jobim/ Chico Buarque

O gosto do amor Gonzaguinha

Soy loco por ti America Gilberto Gil/Capinam

Bat macumba Gilberto Gil/Caetano Veloso

Na carreira Edu Lobo/Chico Buarque

Ansan City Choir
From South Korea
Dr. Shin-Hwa Park, Conductor
[Announcer: Wayne Kivell, Board Membe,r WCS6 Board of Directors]

Gia torna a rallegrar Luca Marenzio

The Lamb John Tavener

Un Soir de Neige I, III Francis Poulenc

Chungsanri Byukesu Young-Joe Lee

The Little Cuckoos Jung-Sun Park

Gashiri Jung-Sun Park

Peddlers Gun-Yong Lee

The Peasant Song arr. Hee-Jo Kim

Jajin Banga Taryong arr. Hee-Jo Kim .
('Swift-Mill' tune)

Arirang arr. Hee-Jo Kim

Ongheya (Barley Threshing) arr. Hee-Jo Kim

Michigan State University Children's Choir
Founded in 1993, the Michigan State University (MSU) Children's Choir seeks to teach the love of singing with energy and joy to its 78 members, chosen from grades five through nine. The Choir performed at the 1999 American Choral Directors Association National Convention in Chicago, and sang in the 2000 premiere performance of Symphony Number Four by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. The Choir has been a guest artist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra, and has sung with the MSU Symphony and Rochester (Michigan) Symphony Orchestras.

The Choir's Director, Mary Alice Stollak, is Director of Choral Activities for the Community Music School at MSU. Each summer, she serves as Choral Director for the National High School Music Institute's session at Northwestern University. She received the 2001 Maynard Klein Award for Lifetime Achievement and Dedication to the Choral Art, presented by the American Choral Directors Association of Michigan.

Moses Hogan, Sixth World Symposium Commissioned Composer
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Moses Hogan is a pianist, conductor and arranger of international renown. A graduate of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and Oberlin Conservatory, Hogan won first place in the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition in New York, and was recently appointed Artist in Residence at Loyola University in New Orleans. Since 1993, Hogan has served as artistic director of the acclaimed Moses Hogan Chorale, an organization evolved from the New World Ensemble, founded by Hogan as he began his exploration of the choral idiom in 1980. His contemporary settings of spirituals and original compositions have become staples in the repertoires of colleges, churches and professional choirs worldwide.

Garganta Profunda
Founded 15 years ago in Rio de Janeiro by Marcos Leite, Garganta Profunda is comprised of four singers and a pianist. The group's basic repertoire ranges from Brazilian popular music to the music of the Beatles to folk and classical selections. With the ensemble, Stage Director Peter Pablo Rangel creates a unique musical and dramatic environment in which the performers portray various characters in vocal quartets, trios, duets and solo performances. Boasting a broad repertoire of around 150 songs, Garganta Profunda has presented more than 1,000 performances in Brazil and throughout South America.

The Symposium salutes Marcos Leite, who founded and directed Garganta Profunda. Leite was a renowned Brazilian conductor, composer, pianist, performer and musical theater director who died earlier this year. His arrangements brought the essence of Brazilian urban popular music to the vocal music universe. The Symposium is pleased to serve as the venue for Garganta Profunda's debut in the United States.

Ansan City Choir
Beloved by many Korean musicians, the Ansan City Choir is known as one of the best choirs in Korea. Founded in 1995, it consists of 37 professionally-trained singers. The choir's repertoire includes folk and pop music, spirituals and singing with dance. The Choir performs about 40 times per year, including performances at Korea's major concert halls, and has produced 11 CDs, which are characterized by clarity of tone, balanced blending, and authentic interpretation of repertoire.

Ansan City Choir is directed by Shin-Hwa Park-a popular guest conductor and clinician throughout the nation who also serves as Professor at Ewha Womans University. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Church Music and Voice from Yonsei University in Seoul, and a D.M.A. in Choral Literature and Conducting from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He also has taught graduate and undergraduate studies in choral music, conducting and choral performance at five universities.

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