Teen Series

Designed for students in grades 7 through 12, this program aims to expose older students to large-scale works of the classical repertory.

To further engage high school audiences in the orchestral experience, conductor Randal Swiggum will once again host the MSO Teen Concert in 2015.16. He will share biographical and repertoire notes from the stage during the performance, providing additional context for the music performed. In addition, each student will receive a Teen Guide, specially created for the concert.

Dona Nobis Pacem

February 17, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.  |  Uihlein Hall

Randal Swiggum, conductor & host
Alison Wahl, soprano
Kyle Ketelsen, baritone

Featuring the 2016 Teen Choral Partners competition winners:

Germantown High School Concert Choir (Germantown, WI)
Jonathan Brooks, director

Manitowoc Lincoln High School Chamber Choir (Manitowoc, WI)
David Bowman, director

Mukwonago High School Concert Chorale (Mukwonago, WI)
Charlotte R.W. Kolby, director

Plymouth High School Concert Choir (Plymouth, WI)
Amanda Gaura, director

Vaughan WilliamsDona Nobis Pacem

Drawing on text from the Mass, the Bible, Walt Whitman’s Drum Taps and a political speech, Vaughan Williams’s 1936 work is a plea for peace that laments past wars and fears another war to come. Everyone will revel in the gorgeous melodies and expressive text of this choral masterwork, as well as the prescient message of the music.

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Contact the MSO Education Department:

Rebecca Whitney: 414.226.7886
Email: edu@mso.org