The Chance Ensemble with Norman Gilliland

John Muir – University of the Wilderness

Sponsored by Wisconsin Public Radio, Celebrating its 100th Year on the Air

August 27, 2017 ~ 6:30PM

Adults $17, Seniors/Students/Military $15, Youth $8


The Chance Ensemble Event Moving Indoors

Due to the cool weather conditions, continued forecast for thunderstorms, and wet grounds, we have decided to move The Chance Ensemble with Norman Gilliland event to Christ the King Church in Delafield.

CtK-ChurchChrist the King Church is located on Highway C two miles north of Lapham Peak and one mile north of I-94.  The address is:
Christ the King Church
1600 N Genesee St
Delafield, WI 53018

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With WPR’s Norman Gilliland narrating, Muir’s own words provide the unifying thread in this transformative production which embraces the long standing tradition of bringing the inspiration of the natural world to the concert hall. In this performance, Muir’s writings are celebrated, reflected upon, and reinforced by an accompanying score of nature-forged new music. The ensemble describes their musical landscape as “a place where contemporary, classical, and Celtic music beautifully collide, bringing a drink of pure 19th century water to a 21st century thirsty for nature’s inspiration.”

Act 1 – Scotland

  • The Round Earth Rolls – words by John Muir, music by Ed Willett
  • Hardiman the Fiddler – Traditional
  • Morrison’s Jig – Traditional
  • The Kings – Traditional
  • The Inchcape Bell – music by Ed Willett and Cheryl Leah
  • The Holy Ground – music and lyrics by Gerry O’Beirne

Act 2 – Wisconsin

  • Hickory Hill jig – music by Ed Willett
  • Fountain Lake – music by Ed Willett
  • A Historical Stop – Cheryl Leah narrating
  • The Cricket’s Call – music by Ed Willett, lyrics by Cheryl Leah


Act 2 – California

  • The Glistening Feathers of the Fern – music by Ed Willett, Lyrics by Cheryl Leah
  • A Historical Stop – Cheryl Leah narrating
  • Stroll of the Summerling – Music by Ed Willett Cheryl Leah and Dick Cunico, lyrics by Cheryl Leah
  • Eyes in the Trees – music by Ed Willett, lyrics by Cheryl Leah
  • Highland Rover – music by Severin Behnen, lyrics by Robert Burns
  • Night Steps Softly – music by Ed Willett, lyrics by Cheryl Leah
  • The Dragon’s Eye – music by Ed Willett, lyrics by Cheryl Leah
  • Roses in the Hollow – music by Ed Willett, lyrics by Cheryl Leah

Please note that there is a $5 per vehicle park use fee.  It’s free if you have a state park sticker.

Food Vendor

There will be no food vendor at this event.

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