Friday, March 2, 2012

California Lutheran University Choir Spring Tour Includes Music of Adolphus C. Hailstork

[Adolphus C. Hailstork]

California Lutheran University
News & Information

Performances begin and end in Thousand Oaks
March 2, 2012 
“(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - March 2, 2012) The California Lutheran University Choir will open and close its 2012 Spring Concert Tour with performances in Thousand Oaks. The choir will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Ascension Lutheran Church and at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in CLU's Samuelson Chapel. From March 31 through April 5, the choir will present six concerts throughout California and Arizona.

“The varied program will include music by 17th-century German composer Johann Pachelbel and contemporary American composers Howard Helvey, Adolphus Hailstork, Morten Lauridsen and Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang. CLU senior Ryan Townsend Strand, a music major from Minnetonka, Minn., will conduct the premiere performances of his composition, 'A Sunrise.' The program will conclude with hymns, carols, spirituals and gospel songs.”

“Wyant Morton, chair of the music department, will conduct the 54-voice choir. Morton is entering his 20th year as the choir's conductor, a position held by only two others in the choir's 50-year history.” “All of the concerts are free. Donations will be accepted.” “For more information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit”

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