Mozart Celebration II Comes to UTD April 23

Free Concert Will Feature University Chorale, Chamber Singers

RICHARDSON, Texas (April 19, 2006) — The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Chamber Singers and the UTD Chorale, directed by Hoyt Neal, will present a free tribute concert to composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at 7:30 pm. on Sunday, April 23 in the University Theatre on campus. It is the second such accolade held at UTD in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the musician’s birth.

The evening will focus on Mozart’s best-known works, including pieces from his time as court composer to the Archbishop of Salzburg. Guest artists will include Kathryn Evans, associate dean of UTD’s School of Arts & Humanities, soprano; Blake Davidson, baritone; Rebecca Campbell, contralto; Ron Montgomery, tenor; and guest orchestra and staff accompanist Michael McVay on organ.

Accompanied by a chamber orchestra, the vocal ensembles will performTantum Ergo (K142), Missa Brevis (K220), Ave Verum Corpus (K 618), and the Vesperae Solennes de Confessore (K339), which includes the following movements drawn from the Psalms and the Gospel: Confitebor (Psalm 110/111), Beatus Vir (Psalm 111/112), Laudate Pueri (Psalm 112/113), Laudate Dominum (Psalm 116/117), and Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55).

 For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail utdarts@utdallas.edu, or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ website at http://ah.utdallas.edu/. Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls nearly 14,500 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s website at www.utdallas.edu.