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The University Singers Will Present Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata 187

March 23, 2000 -- The McIntire Department of Music presents the University Singers, conducted by Bruce Tammen, on Saturday, March 25 at 8:15 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall. The 80-voiced choir will present Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata 187, with soloists and orchestra. Subtitled "The World Awaits You" and composed for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity, Cantata 187 reflects on the miracle of the loaves and fish, in psalm verses and Jesus' own words. The opening chorus is one of Bach's most elaborate and masterful, while the arias for alto and soprano feature the solo oboe prominently. Soloists include soprano Krista Osterthaler, alto Erica Cornett, bass William Bennett, violinist Katherine Winterstein, and oboist Kirsten Lipkens.

The program will also include Hear my Prayer, O Lord by Henry Purcell, Christus factus est by Anton Bruckner, Of Thy Mystical Supper by Alexandre Gretchaninoff, and May the Words by Ernest Bloch, from Bloch's Sacred Service.

University Singers was founded at the University of Virginia in the 1950s, and included male graduate students, faculty, and community members. In 1970, women were accepted into the University and into the group, and by 1974 the choir consisted solely of young men and women from the University. The ensemble's mission was then, and is now, to perform masterworks of the choral repertoire by major composers, ranging in date from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries.

Tickets for the performance are $10 for general admission, $5 for students, and 5 ARTS$ for U.Va. students, and may be purchased at the Cabell Hall Box Office by calling 924-3984, and at the door.

Contact: Marcy Day: phone: (804) 924-6492; fax: 924-6033; e-mail: mday@virginia.edu

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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