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WIU Choirs Bring Work of Benjamin Britten to Iowa City

October 16, 2013

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MACOMB, IL - -Western Illinois University choirs will present "The Choral Music of Benjamin Britten and Others" Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City, IA.

The concert will feature two choral ensembles, The University Singers and Madrigal Singers with Dr. James Stegall as conductor. There will also be a special guest artist at the organ, Lynn Thompson, a WIU professor of music.

The concert is celebrating the great English composer, Benjamin Britten. Britten wrote some of the most appealing classical music of the twentieth century within 63 years and has performed all over the world. The concert will feature pieces such as "Festival Te Deum" and "Rejoice in the Lamb." Also included in the concert are works by Morten Lauridsen, Rihards Dubra and Stephen Paulus.

The concert will be open free to the public.

For more information, visit or contact Dr. James Stegall at

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