Thursday, March 31, 2011

Austin Daily Herald: Brian Pfaltzgraff in 'I Lift Mine Eyes Unto the Hills' by Adolphus Hailstork, Wartburg Choir 7:30 PM 4/1

[Adolphus Hailstork]

Austin Daily Herald
Austin, Minnesota
Published 6:30am Thursday, March 31, 2011
“The Wartburg Choir will perform works by European composers and American folk songs and spirituals during its concert Friday, April 1 in Austin. The 85-member choir, under the direction of Dr. Lee Nelson, associate professor of music, will sing at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1600 W. Oakland Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Its program will feature selections from its upcoming European tour and collaboration with the Austin High School choir.

“'This year’s theme of “Sing to the Lord a New Song!” honors the past traditions of the Wartburg Choir, while acknowledging the future direction and evolution of the choir,' Nelson said. The program, he added, will include 'hallmark works sung by past Wartburg Choirs' and will premiere two new works. Tenor Dr. Brian Pfaltzgraff, assistant professor of music, will sing 'I Lift Mine Eyes Unto the Hills' by African-American composer Adolphus Hailstork and other selections. [Adolphus C. Hailstork (b. 1941) is an Eminent Scholar at Old Dominion University and is profiled at]

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