Robert Breault ‘85
Brad Liebl ’70
Teresa Seidl ’70
Eminent alums return to sing at popular choral concert
A popular choral tradition also presents an opportunity for a reunion of sorts. This year’s All Saints Day Concert program features internationally acclaimed alumni Robert Breault ’85, Brad Liebl ’70 and Teresa Seidl ’70.
The soloists join the Dudley Birder Chorale for the Nov. 1 concert, an annual event now in its 38th year.
Liebl is excited to make his return to St. Norbert from South Africa, where he teaches classical voice at the University of Cape Town.
“I am very much looking forward to this reunion,” he says. “Dudley’s choir means a lot to me and, indeed, feels like my ‘home town’ choir.”
A baritone, Liebl has performed on various stages throughout South Africa, Germany and the United States.
Breault, a tenor, serves as a professor of music and director of opera at the University of Utah. He has appeared with major orchestras in countries that include England, Taiwan and Canada, and with symphonies and orchestras in almost every one of the United States.
Rounding out the group is Seidl. A favorite soprano of Yehudi Menuhin, she has performed at venues that include New York’s Carnegie Hall and national opera houses in London and Buenos Aires. She has sung in countries that include Japan, Croatia, France and South Africa. But Germany has been her primary performance home, and there she has sung with opera companies in most major cities in the country. She has served on the voice faculties of the Bremen Hochschule für Musik, the Stella Theater Academy in Hamburg, the Peck School of the Arts at UW-Milwaukee and the conservatory of Lawrence University.
Artistic director Dudley Birder, who has known all three soloists since high school, says “I selected the program so I could feature these three internationally famous artists. “Haydn’s ‘Creation’ will feature all three as a trio. In the Fauré ‘Requiem,’ Terry and Brad will be featured as soloists. And we will feature Bob Breault in Franck’s ‘Panis Angelicus.’ ”
The concert takes place in the Walter Theatre on campus, and tickets are available at www.snc.edu/birderchorale/events.html.
Oct. 4, 2011