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Auditions for the 2014-2015 Concert Season Announced

The Lutheran A Cappella Choir will be holding auditions for the 2014-2015 concert season on the following dates:

Wednesday, June 18th - 7:00-8:30pm

Wednesday, July 16th - 7:00-8:30pm

Wednesday, August 13th - 7:00-8:30pm

Saturday, August 16th - 10:00-11:30am

Auditions will be held at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 1615 N. Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa, 53213, and are by appointment only. Previous choral singing experience is required.  For more information about the audition process, the choir, or to schedule an audition, please email director@lutheranacappella.org or call (414) 774-1775.

Interested singers not able to make these dates may send an email to director@lutheranacappella.org to schedule another mutually convenient audition time.

Lutheran A Cappella Choir's Spring Concert "Songs of Joy and Comfort"

The Lutheran A Cappella Choir of Milwaukee presented "Songs of Joy and Comfort" on Friday, May 2nd at St. John's Lutheran Church in Brookfield, and again on Sunday, May 4th at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa.  Featured works on the program included J.S. Bach's double-choir motet "Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf" and the very exciting Utrecht Te Deum by George Frideric Handel. This latter work was accompanied by a 13-piece chamber orchestra made up primarily with members of Milwaukee's Concord Chamber Orchestra.

Also on the program were works by Giovanni Palestrina, William Byrd and Heinrich Schütz, the beloved "Alleluia" by Randall Thompson and a hauntingly beautiful setting of the Agnus Dei text by Kenneth Jennings using the melody of one of Edward Elgar's "Enigma Variations". Concluding the program were three spiritual arrangements.

Audiences at both churches were enthusiastic in showing their appreciation of the choir's presentation.


Background Information on Handel's "Utrecht Te Deum"

An interesting description of the events surrounding the writing of the Utrecht Te Deum by Handel can be found here. As the writer states, there is some intrigue to the story, giving it a plot worthy of a novel or a film.

Click here to read to whole article

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