UF Men’s Glee Club, Women’s Chorale Spring Concert to feature more than 100 performers

Published: April 2nd, 2013

Category: Happenings, InsideUF

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Men’s Glee Club and Women’s Chorale will come together for their Spring Concert at the University Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday presented by the UF School of Music.

Both choirs are directed by Mihoko Tsutsumi and will perform works ranging from opera, traditional choir, pop and world music.

Russell Robinson, UF School of Music faculty member, will premiere a composition that he dedicated to Tsutsumi and the Women’s Chorale. He will also guest conduct another piece with the Women’s Chorale.

Visiting koto player Satoko Someya will perform a traditional Japanese piece with the Men’s Glee Club. UF School of Music faculty members Steven Thomas and Leslie Odom will also perform as soloists with the combined choirs.

The concert will conclude with an opera chorus from Pietro Mascagni’s “Cavelleria Rusticana” performed with the University of Florida Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tsutsumi. The chorus will feature soprano soloist Elizabeth Graham, voice professor from the UF School of Music.

This will be Tsutsumi’s final semester at UF and her farewell concert with the Men’s Glee Club and Women’s Chorale.

This concert is free and open to the public.

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