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FampusActivities Further Musical Interests
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By ANN EICHLER
the University has many activ-
s on campus designed to further
erests in all types of music.
For those who like to sing, open-
s are. available, by audition, in.
: Opera Department, Michigan
gers, University Choir, Univer-
r Choral Union and Men's Glee
the Opera Department, in co-
ration with the Department of
eech, presents at least two major
rks each year in full stage per-
Opera Courses Offered
Several programs of scenes from
ras covering the English, Ital-
, German and French repertory
given. Courses in opera pro-
ction are offered Qs an integral
t of training for voice majors.
Michigan Singers is a group of
ne 50 advanced voice majors
and graduate students who audi-
tion with the director for a posi-
tion. Concert appearances on cam-
pus and tours of the United States
typify the Singers' activities.
On alternate years they sing in
Saint Matthew Passion. They also
participate annually in a Christ-
mas program and in Spring Con-
cert, on campus. The singers have
performed in New York City's
Carnegie Hall and in Chicago.
Michigan Singers specialize in
classics of choral literature from
the sixteenth to the twentieth cen-
Students in any unit of the Uni-
versity have the opportunity to
participate in the University Choir.
This group sings Latin and Rus-
sian church music and secular
music of the English madrigal
school. More modern arrangements
of folk tunes, spirituals and hymns
are performed, as well as choral
compositions of classic and con-
The Men's Glee Club is com-
posed of all University students
who qualify for member'ship. The
group sings both in Ann Arbor
and in other parts of the state.
They make broadcasts from the
University and give at least two
concerts a year in Hill Auditorium.
The club appeared this spring
on a national television show. As
part of their centennial celebra-
tion, they plan to tour Europe in
the summer of 1959.
Maintained by the University
Musical Society, the Choral Union
is open to residents of Ann Arbor
and personnel of the University,
by audition each fall. The group
annually gives two performances
of Handel's "The Messiah" before
Christmas vacation and also singsj
in several programs of the May
Festival in the spring. As one of
the largest and oldest student mu-1
sic organizations in the world, the1
Choral Union has a singing group
of over 300 members.
A variety of orchestras and
bands is offered by the University
to those who prefer to play musicalJ
The University Symphony Or-
chestra performs two concerts a1
year. In addition, part of the or-'
chestra plays for the "Messiah"j
performances and other members
of the group provide orchestration
for the two operas that are given
on campus. The orchestra also
performs for the Student Com-
posers' Symposium in the spring.
The Symphony Orchestra pos-
sesses a large library of symphony
and chamber music for all en-
semble combinations. Students;
from all schools and colleges in the
University are eligible to audition
for this group.
The String Orchestra is an or-
ganization for advanced string
players. Musical compositions of
the seventeenth and eighteenth
centuries are studied and a public
concert is presented in the fall
Michigan's bands include the
Marching Band which performs
primarily at football games; the
Wolverine Band, and activity
band; and the Symphony Band,
which presents two concerts on
the Diagonal each spring as a
part of its activities.
The bands serve as a valuable
training ground for future music
educators, according to Prof. Wil-
liam Revelli, director of Universi-
Participants gain experience in
music education, culture and ar-
tistry from actual practice in or-
ganization training and presenta-
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The University Choral Union
now consists of over $00 mem'bers
who sing for many programs on
The history of this group goes
back to 1879 when 'a group of
choir members from foul of Ann
Arbor's churches decided to unite
to sing choruses from Handel'A
"Messiah." They planned musical
evenings in association with the
women's societies of the churches
and presented three concerts.
Membership was latei' extended
outside of the realm of the
,hurches and their repertoir was
increased by other choral num-
bers. This organization became
known as the Choral Union.
Frequent 'Messiah' Performances
Since its formation, the Univer-
sity Choral Union has performed
operas in concert form and many
choral works. During the first 20
or 25 years the chorus gave fre-
quent performances of the "Mes-
siah" in part and in its entirety.
This oratorio has been heard
in annual performances in Hill
Auditorium and for the past 13
years the annual perfarmnce has
been given in two concerts -in De-
Lester McCoy trains the Choral
Union for its performances which
consist of the "Messiah" concerts
and , the annual appearances at
the May Festival with the Phia-
delphia Orchestra. Thor Johnson
conducts the two concerts in
which the chorus appears.
Auditions for the chorus are
held in September and are open
to all University personnel and
residents of Ann Arbor.
The Choral Union is an activity
of the University Musical Society.
The society has also sponsored a
Choral Union Series which has
grown during the past 80 years1
until now 26 concerts are present-
ed during the year in Ann Arbor.
"There has never been a lesser
number of programs than the
amount presented the year be-l
fore," Gail Rector, executive di-E
rector ofthe society, said.
* Peters To Appear
Appearing in the 1958-59 seriesf
will ,be Roberta eters, of the Met-i
ropolitan Opera and concert stage
and Gina Bachauer, piano" vi-
tuosa from Athens, Greece who
appeared in the 1957 May Festival
concert and is returning to give
her first recital here. Jerome
Hines, American basso of the
"Met" is appearing, here in No-
vember for the first time.
Nathan Milstein will make his
ninth visit to Ann Arbor. The vio-
linist has appeared in many May
Cesare V a l e t t i and Andre
'Tchaikowsky will also make their
debuts in Ann Arbor. Valletti is
lyric tenor of the Metropolitan
Opera and La Scala, Milan.
Tchaikowsky, pianist from Po-
land, has-been praised and recom-
mended by Artur Rubinstein.
The Boston Symphony Orches-
tra, directed by Charles Munch,
will make its 28th annual visit to
The National Orchestra of.
Mexico will be in Ann Arbor while
touring the United States for the
first time. They will have just
performed at the Brussels World's
Fair. Luis Herrera de la Fuen
A first appearance here wi
made by the National Symp
Orchestra with Howard Mit
conducting. The Pittsburgh i
phony Orchestra, which
played here in 1950, will also
form. William Steinberg is
The Choral Union Extra
,cert Series will feature
Stern, violin virtuoso, and Re
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appear in, the extra series.
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to the University Musical Sociel
.and mailed to the Burton Me
mordal Tower. Tickets 'for the tw
concert series may be bought t
gether or separately.
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