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Release: Oct. 26, 2001
UI CAMPUS NOTES -- IOWA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
UI WOMEN'S CHOIR NOV. 4 -- The Women's Choir from the University of Iowa
School of Music will present a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 in Clapp
Recital Hall on the UI campus.
The concert, under the direction of IU graduate assistant Greg Douma, will
be free and open to the public. A select ensemble of about 30 singers, the
Women's Choir is selected by audition.
Douma said the varied program is "arranged in categories based on three
themes -- historical, with works from the Baroque to the Classical to the
Romantic eras; English traditional, including some British carols that foreshadow
the upcoming holiday season; and American choral works, featuring the neo-romantic
and gospel genres."
"Through this diverse repertory, the Women's Chorale strives to connect
with both singers and audience alike," he said.
The historical portion of the program will include two works with a string
orchestra accompaniment: the "Gloria" from Heiligmesse (Holy mass)
by F.J. Haydn and "Bist du bei mir" (Are you beside me) by J.S.
Bach. Other works in this set will be works by Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn
and Gabriel Faure.
The English traditional set will comprise three works: "The Water of
Tyne," "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day" and "Apple-Tree
The American choral works on the program are Eugene Butler's "My True
Love Has My Heart," Stephen Hatfield's arrangement of the anonymous Yiddish
folk song "Vus Vet Zayn" and "The Storm is Passing Over"
by C.A. Tindley.
The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
For information on UI arts events, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa
on the World Wide Web. You may visit the UI School of Music web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~music/.
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HANCHER SHOWCASE SETS HOLIDAY SHOPPING HOURS NOV 6-DEC. 20 -- The Showcase,
the arts-oriented gift shop located in the lobby of the University of Iowa
Hancher Auditorium, has set special expanded hours for holiday shopping.
In addition to its regular hours in conjunction with events in the auditorium,
the Showcase will be open 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and
Thursdays, Nov. 6 through Dec. 20. The Showcase will be closed Wednesday and
Thursday of Thanksgiving week.
The Showcase is operated by the Hancher Guild volunteer organization, with
proceeds supporting Hancher's arts education programs. New merchandise arrives
regularly, and special holiday items will be in stock, including ornaments
The Showcase recently added an auxiliary display case, which enables more
items to be offered for sale.
For additional information about the Showcase, contact Hancher at 319-335-1130.
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TOUR OF MUSEUM'S AFRICAN INSTALLATION NOV. 8 -- Victoria Rovine, the curator
of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the University of Iowa Museum of Art,
will lead a tour of the museum's new installation of African art works from
its permanent collection at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8.
Rovine said more works from the African collection are on display than ever
before, including numerous recently acquired pieces. "We are thrilled
to be able to present these important collections in an entirely new installation,"
she said. "I think people will be surprised to see how impressive the
The tour, which will be free and open to the public, is the third of three
Thursday afternoon tours designed to introduce the public to the museum's
new installation of its permanent collection. Earlier tours concentrated on
American and European paintings and graphic art works.
The Museum of Art opened Aug. 31 with new installations of works from its
permanent collection. In the reconfigured museum, a combination of permanent
galleries and temporary exhibitions offers visitors a new thematic interpretation
of the collection, with interactive media guides and more interpretive features.
There are four major areas in the permanent galleries: a gallery of European
and American art, a gallery of African art, the Projection Room and a gallery
of Native American art of the Southwest.
M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, Inc. of Iowa City is the corporate sponsor
for public events at the museum during the 2001-02 season, through the University
of Iowa Foundation.
For information on the UI Museum of Art, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/uima
on the World Wide Web. Information is available on other UI arts events at
The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is noon
to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 10 p.m. Thursday and
Friday. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking
lots west and north of the museum.