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The Dudley Birder Chorale of St. Norbert College Presents All Saints Day Concert

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From St. Norbert College, October 11, 2013
by Stefanie Trinkl,, 920-403-3089

The Dudley Birder Chorale will celebrate its 40th All Saints Day Ecumenical Concert on Friday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Walter Theatre of the Pennings Hall of Fine Arts on the St. Norbert College campus.

The program includes the Durufle Requiem, which was performed at the first All Saints Day concert 40 years ago, and the world premiere of "God of Music, Guide Our Song," which was written in honor of the anniversary by award-winning composer and St. Norbert assistant professor Blake Henson.

Other works include Rubenstein's Seraphic Song, John Rutter's Out of the Deep and the famous Vivaldi Gloria. The program also features the traditional candlelight ceremony to celebrate the living and the departed saints in our lives.

The concert will feature a 36-member orchestra consisting of musicians from both the Green Bay Symphony and the St. Norbert College music faculty. Dudley Birder will conduct.

A reception with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be held in the Michels Commons across from the auditorium. The reception will also feature an historical display and anecdotal review of the Chorale over the past 40 years.

Tickets are $18-$23 and are available at the St. Norbert College Box Office at 920-403-3950, 1-800-762-2699 or online at All events held in the Pennings Hall of Fine Arts are subject to a $1 per ticket facility fee used to improve and enhance the use of the facility.

Since 1974, the Dudley Birder Chorale of St. Norbert College has set a standard of choral excellence in its performance of great choral masterworks from Renaissance to Jazz, and from Gospel to venturesome new music. With 150 mixed voices, the Chorale's membership ranges in age from 17 through seniors, and members come from over 30 communities in northeast Wisconsin. Named for its dynamic founder, Dudley Birder, known to many as Green Bay's "Music Man," the Chorale builds upon a long and distinguished tradition of choral music at St. Norbert College.

For more information on the Dudley Birder Chorale, visit

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