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Women's Chorus presents concert of 'Praise, Love, Life'

Nov. 20, 2003

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's Women's Chorus present a free concert titled "Praise, Love, Life" Sunday, Nov. 23, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

The program will open with a set of sacred pieces, "Exaudi! Laudate!, Laudate Dominum," and two Kyries. A set of three contemporary love songs will follow featuring "Had I the Heavens' Embroidered Cloths," "My Love Walks in Velvet" and "Heart, We Will Forget Him." The choir will present a Michigan premiere of an unpublished piece, titled "When You Are Old," by Canadian composer Peter Bjerring. A delightful set of three short songs will follow based on epitaphs taken from headstones found in several churchyard cemeteries. The concert will close with a lively arrangement of the French folk song, "J'entends Le Moulin."

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

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