Oct. 4, 1996
Czech Girls Choir Here Oct. 30
The "Jitro" Czech Girls Choir will perform a concert that ranges from 16th Century polyphony to contemporary music at UW River Falls on Oct. 30.
The performance is set for 7 p.m. in the William Abbott Concert Hall of the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building as part of the Wyman Performance Series. Admission is free for students and $5 for non-students.
"Jitro" returns to UW-River Falls in its third United States tour. Founded in 1973 in the city of Hradec Kraloue, Jittro draws from over 500 members between the ages of 7 and 17.
They have toured internationally for over 10 years and have produced six recordings. Their appearances routinely draw critical praise for a repertoire that includes Renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary music.
The publication "Il Mattino" of Italy noted a Jittro performance there "confirmed its reputation as one of the five top children's choirs in all the world."
An American newspaper music critic said of another performance, "In all works the choristers performed superlatively with beautiful sounds. The interpretations were uniquely creative."
For more information, contact Concerts & Lectures at 715/425-4911.