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April 28: Spring Choral Farewell Concert for Faculty Member David Dickau

Concert is at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

2019-05-01
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 4-12-2019

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MANKATO, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato's Department of Music will host a farewell concert for David Dickau (pictured) at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 623 South Broad St., Mankato. This will be Dickau’s final concert at Minnesota State Mankato as he plans to retire at the end of the school year.

Dickau has served as director of choral activities at Minnesota State Mankato since 1991. As a part of his duties, Dickau conducts the concert choir and chamber singers and teaches conducting and composition.

Dickau has been an active member of the American Choral Director's Association, serving as a national repertoire and standards chair from 1987 to 1991. He has appeared as a clinician at ACDA national and regional conventions and has conducted several regional festivals. He also served a term as president of ACDA of Minnesota. Dickau has performed at four national ACDA conventions. His choirs have performed at regional conventions in Omaha and Minneapolis and at a national convention at Orchestra Hall in Chicago.

Dickau's published compositions appear in a number of catalogues. He has filled commissions for choral festivals, colleges and universities, community choirs, churches and schools. Significant commissions have included "Dresden Canticles" composed in honor of the rebuilding of the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany and "View from the Air" commissioned by the Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation in honor of the 70th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's historic trans-Atlantic flight.

During the April 28 concert, the University's choral groups, under the direction of Aaron Humble and Dickau, will sing a variety of selections from English Renaissance art songs to contemporary works, performing a diverse range of music celebrating the rich diversity of the American choral tradition. 

General admission is $9 and $7 for students with a valid MavCard. Discount tickets are available online for University students. Advance purchase is strongly encouraged. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to www.mnsu.edu/music.

For more information, call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

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