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2012.03.06 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

Story of Moses Gets Musical Treatment From UNO Music Dept.

Omaha - The story of Moses will be told through song as the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Music Department will premiere a new performance titled “Journey to Canaan” on Friday, March 16.

“Journey to Canaan” is an oratorio that features eight soloists, a choir, piano, harp and a percussion section. The soloists will be comprised of six professionals from around the country, one former UNO student and a current student, while the choral duties will be performed by UNO’s Chamber Choir.

Within the performance, each of the eight characters are aspects of one human being while the choir comprises the rest of the tribe of Israelites. Although the Old Testament of the Bible is referenced often, the performance is an original poetic treatment of the story that is more theatrical and psychological than religious.

Other performers will include Stacie Hanleine, artistic director of the Omaha Chamber Music Society, on piano a harpist from the UNO faculty, a UNO student on percussion, and Moses, who will be portrayed by Kirk Vaughn-Robinson, currently with Opera Omaha.

The performance will begin at 8 p.m. with a pre-performance featuring the writer and composer at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased at the door.

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