March 30, 1995
Vol. 14, No. 14

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    Calendar Highlights March 30-April 13

    An evening of dinner at a downtown restaurant followed by a performance of Tom Stoppard's Travesties at Court Theatre -- including transportation and conversation with Court actors and staff members en route -- will be the features of Banner Night on Friday, March 31.

    The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. at P.J. Clarke's, 1204 N. State St. Members of Court Theatre's artistic staff will join Banner Night guests for dinner and then offer an introduction to the performance while in transit to Court Theatre. The performance of Travesties, which wreaks comic havoc with literature and history, will begin at 8 p.m. After the show, the actors will join Banner Night guests on the return trip to P.J. Clarke's.

    Tickets for Banner Night are $48 per person, including dinner, theater ticket and round-trip transportation. For reservations, call Court Theatre at 753-4472.

    Motet Choir 'homecoming' April 1

    The University of Chicago's Motet Choir will conclude its ninth annual tour with a "homecoming" performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.

    The choir will present a concert of sacred a cappella music of the 16th through 20th centuries, including works by Renaissance composers Josquin des Pres, Orlando di Lasso and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; a motet by 17th-century British composer Henry Purcell; "Es ist das Heil uns kommen her" by 19th-century master Johannes Brahms; and works for Jewish liturgical observances by 20th-century composers Ernest Bloch and Abba Yosef Weisgal.

    The choir will also sing a newly commissioned work by Rami Levin, chairman of the music department at Lake Forest College and a U of C alumna.

    The Motet Choir, directed by Bruce Tammen, consists of 32 singers drawn from throughout the University. Founded in 1960 by Chicago musicologist Howard Mayer Brown, the choir presents a broad repertoire of unaccompanied choral pieces with an emphasis on stylistically accurate performances of Renaissance and Baroque music. The choir performs throughout the United States, sponsored by University alumni organizations. This year's concert tour took the choir to New Orleans, Austin, Dallas, Houston and the Rio Grande Valley.

    Concert tickets are $3 and will be available at the door. For more information, call 702-6063.

    ON THE AIR: Sonnenschein guest on WHPK this afternoon

    President Sonnenschein will be the guest on "Chicago Roundtable" from 3 to 4 p.m. today, March 30, on WHPK (88.5 FM).

    Jerry Westbrook, Director of Career & Placement Services, will be one of three guests discussing the job market on the radio program "Extension 720" from 9 to 11 p.m. Monday, April 10, on WGN radio (720 AM). The show is hosted by Milton Rosenberg, Professor in Psychology.