University Chorus/Chamber Singers to perform in Spring Choral Concert

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Date: Thursday, April 25, 2002
Contact: Amy Yamasaki, 974-7565

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawai`i at Hilo Performing Arts Department will present its Spring Choral Concert on Sunday, May 5, at 4:00 p.m. in the UH Hilo Theatre. The concert will feature performances by the Chamber Singers and the University Chorus/Community Choral Union. Admission is $5.00 General; $3.00 Students and Seniors; and free to UHH/HCC students with ID.

The Chamber Singers, accompanied by Melanie Robinson, will perform music from the Renaissance to today, including highlights from Ariel Ramirez's Misa Criolla.

The University Chorus/Community Choral Union will perform Haydn's Nelson Mass, and features soloists Melanie Robinson, Jasmine Tsao, Gerdine Markus, Paul Paulsen, Tom Mc Alexander, Ken Guan, and Larry Samuels. The Chorus will be accompanied by Kayleen Yuda. conductor Don Bremer will lead the concert. Bremer currently serves as associate conductor of the Chamber Singers, as part of a self described "musical renaissance" following retirement from 30 years of leading choirs at the high school and semi-professional levels in Southern California. He was president of the Southern California Vocal Association, sang in the Los Angeles Master Chorale under the direction of Roger Wagner, and remains active in the American Choral Directors' Association.

Amy Yamasaki, director of choral ensembles at UH Hilo, invited Bremer to guest conduct the Spring 2002 concert during her leave of absence. Yamasaki directs the UH Hilo choral program and teaches voice and general music classes. She also performs as a soloist around the island, and with Bremer, is active in the American Choral Directors' Association. For more information on the concert, contact the UH Hilo Theatre Box Office at 974-7310.

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