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Dudley Birder Chorale to Present "America Sings" Concert

From St. Norbert College, April 17, 2019
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

The Dudley Birder Chorale of St. Norbert College will present its annual “America Sings” concert Friday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m. “America Sings” is the chorale’s season finale and will take place at the Walter Theatre on the St. Norbert campus. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.snc.edu/birderchorale by calling 920-403-3950 or visiting the St. Norbert box office, 315 Third St., De Pere.

The concert will consist of songs from a variety of genres, including Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Toto’s “Africa” and Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” as well as traditional choral selections like “Amazing Grace,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor.” Choral medleys of Broadway hits, folk songs and hymns will also be performed. The full list of songs may be found at http://www.facebook.com/DudleyBirderChorale/.

Kent Paulsen, artistic director of the chorale, conducts. Paulsen also teaches in the music department, directs Knights on Broadway and administers the Youth Orchestra Program at St. Norbert.

Members of the chorale will be featured soloists on select songs. Soloists include: Marsan Day, Sarah Doyle, Rändi Fay, Tasha Fischer, Tom Hamilton, Pamela MacMullen, Laura Nehlsen, Justin Noffsinger, Nick Selinsky, April Strom-Johnson, Jonathon Weiss and Chris Zimmermann from Green Bay, Wis.; Cassidy Heim-Dittmer and Amy Van De Hey of De Pere, Wis.; Linda Feldmann of Appleton, Wis.; Bob Tuszynski of New Franken, Wis.; and Craig Sampo Jr. of Pulaski, Wis.

The May 3 concert will feature a performance by the 2019 Carol & Robert Bush Choral Music Award winner. This annual award is given to a high schooler who demonstrates proficiency and excellence in vocal performance. Winners receive a $500 scholarship, with an additional $500 awarded to their choral teacher and $300 to be used for their high school’s music library.

For more information, contact Josh Fields, arts management assistant to the chorale, at 920-403-3432 or birderchorale@snc.edu.

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