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Viterbo University One-of-a-Kind Chamber Music Series Closes Out 2017-­18 Season with "Out of this World, Down to Earth" April 21

The 2017-18 Viterbo University One-of-a-Kind Chamber Music Series will conclude Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Nola Starling Recital Hall with Out of This World, Down to Earth.

In celebration of Earth Day, the concert will feature universe- and earth-inspired vocal and instrumental works. The first half of the concert will feature Kate Rusby’s Underneath the Stars, performed by Viterbo University’s 9th Street Singers under the direction of Brett Robison, selections from Water Cycle, composed by Viterbo professor Mary Ellen Haupert and performed by Haupert and soprano Diana Cataldi, Richard Danielpour’s River of Light, performed by Haupert and violinist Nancy Oliveros, and Ola Gjeilo’s The Spheres, performed by the Viterbo University Concert Choir, also directed by Robison.

Haupert and soprano Ann Elise Schoenecker will perform two selections from The Waters are Shaking the Moon by composer William Neil, who will deliver notes from the stage about his composition. Neil is a highly-acclaimed composer who has worked with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and recently saw his Symphony No. 1 premiered by the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra.

The second half of the program will feature Gustav Holst's two-piano version of The Planets, performed by Pamela Preston Kelly and Mary Ellen Haupert. The concert will conclude with Holst’s O God beyond All Praising, performed by the Concert Choir and 9th Street Singers.

Wisconsin Public Radio is the media sponsor for the One-of-a-Kind Chamber Music performances.

Tickets are $17 for general admission seating. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Viterbo box office at 608-796-3100 or visit