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UIS music groups to present Fall Showcase Concert

November 21, 2007

Contact: R. Todd Cranson, 217/206-7549, rcran2@uis.edu

SPRINGFIELD – Music groups at the University of Illinois at Springfield will present their annual Fall Showcase concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 30, in the Studio Theatre, located on the lower level of the Public Affairs Center on the UIS campus. A reception will immediately follow the concert. Both the concert and reception are open to the public.

The Showcase will feature the UIS Chorus, Chamber Orchestra, Band, World Percussion Club, and Blue Rhapsody A Cappella Club performing a variety of pieces including works by Beethoven, Grieg, and Strauss. Additional program highlights will include a set of sea chanteys, African drum rhythms, barbershop music, a musical sleigh ride, and a controversial suite by John Phillip Sousa.

Admission is $6 and tickets are available at the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office, PAC level two, phone 206-6160.  Five dollars from each ticket will benefit the UIS Music Student Merit Award fund.

UIS Music ensembles welcome participation by students, faculty, staff, and community members. For information about performing with any ensemble, call 206-6790, send an e-mail to music@uis.edu, or go to www.uis.edu/music.



The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs: 21 bachelorís, 20 masterís, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.

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