FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Tarleton State University choral program presents its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Theater.
Admission is $5 or free with a Tarleton ID.
The concert, titled “Sing Joyfully!” will open with Adrian Batten’s Renaissance motet of the same name. From there the choirs will venture to music ranging from art songs to A-Ha’s “Take on Me.”
The Select Women’s Ensemble, who took part in a Sept. 13 recital featuring the work of Clara Schumann on her 200thbirthday, will reprise the selection “Liebst du um Schönheit.”
Dr. Andrew Stonerock and his jazz trio join the Select Women’s Ensemble and the Texan Gentlemen for “Crabbuckit,” a 1920s-style take on K-OS’s rap, and “It’s a Blue World” as performed by the Four Freshmen.
The Texan Gentlemen will sing music by another Texas musician, Mansfield teacher Reginal Wright. They will perform Wright’s “Abide with Me/Pater noster,” a sensitive and beautiful blending of the beloved hymn with the traditional Latin text of the Lord’s Prayer.
Chamber Choir will conclude the concert with a moving arrangement of “I Will Rise” by Texas singer and songwriter Chris Tomlin.
Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 13,000 students at Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.
Contact: Phil Riddle, News and Information Specialist