WMU News

Concert Choir performs songs from around the world

March 12, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Haydn's "Little Organ Mass" and selected folk songs from around the world will be sung by the Western Michigan University Concert Choir in a free performance at 8:15 p.m. Friday, March 19, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

The evening's program includes arrangements of such folk songs as "Dorven Dalai" (Mongolian), "Cogori Shango" (calypso from Limon, Costa Rica), and "What would you do if you married a soldier" (Irish).

The Concert Choir offers all WMU students--including non-music majors--the opportunity to sing in a mixed chorus without auditioning. The ensemble is directed by Jeffe Huls, a graduate student majoring in choral conducting.

Born in rural Nebraska and a transplant to Southern California, Huls graduated cum laude from California State University at Long Beach with a Bachelor of Music degree in music education. He studied conducting with Dr. Lynn Bielefelt and voice with Jonathan Mack. From there, he taught vocal music for six years at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, Calif. (a suburb/beach community of Los Angeles), creating one of the most dynamic, well-rounded, and largest middle school programs in the state. Students under Hul's direction performed at numerous state conventions, on national television, for government officials, and toured throughout California.

Media contact: Kevin West, 269 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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