The Pius XI High School choirs and the Milwaukee Choral Artists
will perform a concert in honor of musical composer and arranger
Paula Foley Tillen at 7 p.m. Saturday.
will take place in the Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater of the Father
Robert V. Carney Performing Arts Center, 135 N. 76th St., on the
campus of the high school.
Tillen is a
Waukesha native and 1980 Carroll College graduate who has been a
professional musician in the Milwaukee area for about 30 years.
She has written pieces for the Waukesha Choral Union, the
Milwaukee Choral Artists and the Pius XI High School choirs. She
has been a resident composer and adjunct faculty member at Pius XI
High School for 15 years.
Tillen is the
founding member and resident composer of the Milwaukee Choral
Artists, the only professional women’s vocal ensemble in the
Midwest, and music liturgist for Southminster Presbyterian Church
compositions and arrangements have been performed by choral groups
throughout the United States and Canada, and are found in the
catalogs of Alliance Music Publishing, Hal Leonard Publishing,
Santa Barbara Music Press and Treble Clef Music Press. In this
memorable performance, the Milwaukee Choral Artists and Pius XI
High School choirs will look back on some of their favorite works
from the past 15 years, and honor Tillen by performing a
retrospective of her compositions.
will feature a world premiere of “Song of the Water,” based on
co-written and composed for two original theater pieces that have
been produced by Milwaukee’s Windfall Theatre.
admission tickets are $15 adults, $10 seniors 65 and older and $8
students. Call the box office at 414-290-0204 or visit
www.piuspac.org. Proceeds will support a scholarship fund for Pius
XI vocal arts students.
information, contact Bonnie Boettcher Scholz, performing arts
department chair at Pius XI, at firstname.lastname@example.org