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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 5:55 am, Thu Nov 14, 2013.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's choirs will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall in the Center for the Arts on the UW-P campus.

General admission is $5.

The choirs are directed by Robert Demaree, professor of music and director of choral activities at UW-Platteville.

Singing Pioneers, a 44-member advanced men's chorus, will sing "Soldier's Chorus" from Verdi's opera Il Trovatore; "Soldier's Chorus" from Gounod's opera "Faust;" "Avenging and Bright," arranged by David Mooney; "A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map," by Samuel Barber, and two selections from the Broadway musical "Les Miserables."

Coro D'Angeli, a 37-member advanced women's chorus, will sing "Sunshine and Cloudless Sky," by Linda Tutas Haugen, with some text written by Anne Frank; "Beneath the African Sky," by Caldwell and Ivory, with text written by Clemantine Wamariya, who escaped Rwanda's death squads; "Aure Volanti," by Francesca Caccini, one of the noted female music professionals of the 1600s; and "Los Bilbilicos," a Sephardic, or Spanish/Jewish, folksong about nightingales, arranged by Paula Foley Tillen and accompanied by UW-Platteville faculty clarinetist, Corey Mackey.

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