University of Wisconsin-Superior
Holden Fine Arts Center 1100
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
Director: Dr. Matthew Olson
The UW-Superior Acappella Choir is the primary choral ensemble within the Music Department of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Dedicated to the performance of great choral works from the past and present, the mission of the Acappella Choir includes presenting a wide variety of styles and musical experiences to a broad audience, extending from Superior throughout all of northern Wisconsin and Minnesota.
The Choir recently returned from a ten-day tour of China, with performances in Beijing, Tianjin, and Shanghai. Highlighting this experience was a joint performance of Mozart's Coronation Mass with the acclaimed Nankai University Choir. Previous travels have taken the choir to Brazil in 2005, as well as Eastern Europe in 2002, where the Acappella Choir had the distinction of being the first American choir to participate in the Universitas Cantat International Choir Festival in Slovakia and Austria.
In May 2006, the Choir joined the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for a performance of the Verdi Requiem, conducted by Markand Thakar. In 2001 the choir took part in the Venezuelan Choral Festival, under the direction of acclaimed Venezuelan conductors Maria Guinand and Alberto Grau. The Acappella Choir has performed in school and concert settings throughout the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota in the United States of America, as well as Canada.
The Choir had the opportunity of receiving masterclass instruction from members of the acclaimed British a cappella group Scholars of London. The Choir has also been privileged to sing under the direction of internationally renowned conductors Robert Ray and William Hatcher. In its eleventh year, the Acappella Choir is one of three choirs in the Department of Music under the direction of Dr. Matthew Faerber. In addition to performance opportunities, the ensembles offer continuing and varied conducting experiences for students in the choral conducting program.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Choir or more information, please contact Dr. Matthew Olson.
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