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Lauridsen Residency at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL

Location: Illinois, USA
Dr. Morten Lauridsen will participate in a three-day composer in residency program at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb Illinois February 16-18, 2010.  During the residency there will be public concerts, open rehearsals, and composer forums where Lauridsen will  share his thoughts and insights about his compositions. 
The public concerts will feature many of Lauridsen's choral cycles including Mid-Winter Songs, Madrigali, and Lux Aeterna.  All events are free and open to the public!!!  Full residency schedule is posted below.  For additional information, please contact Dr. Eric A. Johnson  at
Dr. Lauridsen's residency is funded in part by a Met Life Meet the Composer Grant.
Morten Lauridsen Residency Schedule of Public Events
All events to be held at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU School of Music
Tuesday Feb 16: 
12-noon-2:00 PM        Open rehearsal with NIU Chamber Choir
Mid-Winter Songs
Four Madrigals on Renaissance Texts
8:00 PM                      Public Concert of Lauridsen works for solo or chamber ensembles featuring:
A Winter Come
             Jo Ellyn Caulfield, Soprano
            William Koehler, Piano
Madrigali: Six “Firesongs” on Renaissance Poems
Cor Cantiamo, Eric Johnson, Director
Cuatro Canciones
NIU Faculty
Orna Arania, Soprano
Greg Barrett, Clarinet
Cheng-Hou Lee, Cello
                                                             William Koehler, Piano
                                                            Cor Cantiamo, Eric Johnson, Director
                                                            Morten Lauridsen, Piano
Wednesday Feb. 17
1:00-3:00                     Open Rehearsals with NIU Concert Choir and Philharmonic
                                    Lux Aeterna
4:00-5:30 PM              Composers’ Forum: Lauridsen on Lauridsen
Thursday Feb. 18                 
7:00-7:30                     Pre-concert Lecture about evening concert
8:00 PM                      Choral Cycles: Mid-Winter Songs and Four Madrigals on Renaissance Texts, Chamber Choir
                                    O Come Let Us Sing Unto The Lord, University Chorus
                                    Lux Aeterna, NIU Concert Choir and Philharmonic
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