Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2000

University Singers perform spring concert

JUNEAU - Angels sing to glorify creation and a fugitive sings to heal a wounded comrade in Monday night's concert with the University Singers.

The 30 choir members will join voices in a performance at 7 p.m. Monday at Aldersgate Methodist Church. The concert will feature the music of Haydn, De Cormier, Durufle, Desenclos, Thompson and others.

The angels glorify creation in ``Achieved is the Glorious Work,'' an excerpt from Haydn's ``The Creation.'' Singers Patricia Hull, Brett Crawford and Wade Rogers will represent the angels Gabriel, Uriel and Raphael. The text for Haydn's 1798 composition was based on Milton's ``Paradise Lost.''

``Bring Him Home'' is from ``Les Miserables,'' and depicts the fugitive Jean Valjean pleading to God to heal his daughter's wounded paramour. Other selections include a spiritual featuring soloist Tom Perkins, ``The Alaska Flag Song,'' two compositions based on Robert Frost's poetry, a Scottish song, and several works taken from the Maundy Thursday celebration of the Mass of the Last Supper.

Susan K. Horst is the conductor of the University Singers, a community-based choir. Admission is $5, and tickets will be available at the door.

History grants available

JUNEAU - Students, teachers, organizations and individuals of all ages can apply for up to $1,000 to assist them in the completion of a project that will document, preserve or improve access to the history of the Juneau and Douglas area.

The project could include live performance, public presentations, research papers, recordings, videotapes and the use of computers and other media.

A committee will read and judge proposals based on the following criteria: historical value to the community, realistic and balanced budget, ability to finish project within stated time line, historical accuracy and objectivity as indicated by proposed sources and methodology, and delivery of a tangible project.

Applications are available at the Juneau Douglas City Museum and area libraries. All applications must be delivered to the city Parks and Recreation Department by 4 p.m. June 16. The finished projects become the property of the city museum, but copyrights remain with the author of authors. Projects must be completed by June 1, 2001.

The 1980 Juneau Centennial Committee set aside an endowment to help fund projects. Each year, $2,500 is divided up between the successful applicants.

Studio art sale held downtown

JUNEAU - Eight Juneau artists are combining their works for an art and craft sale this weekend at the studio of artist Nell McConahey. The studio is in the Articorp Building at 418 Harris Street.

Jewelry, stained glass, pottery, hand-tinted photographs, painted silks and handmade flutes will be available. Artists include Lisa Blacher, Patty McDonnell, Shar Fox, Susan Sloss, Leah Sturgis, Edna Deerunner and Scott Epstein.

The sale and show will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information call 463-3715.

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