FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Tarleton State University choral program and Cross Timbers Civic Chorale join the Tarleton Masterworks Orchestra to celebrate 42 years of performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, in the auditorium of the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center in Stephenville.
Dr. Troy D. Robertson, Director of Tarleton’s choral program; Ranger College choral Director Dr. Micah Bland; and singers brought together from four ensembles will perform Handel’s Messiah as well as favorite carols, among them John Rutter’s “What Sweeter Music” and Alice Parker and Robert Shaw’s “The Holly and the Ivy.”
Along with the orchestra, the concert will showcase Tarleton student soloists Janna Perkins, Michael Holbach, Justin Popkowski, Bradlie Clem, Julia Pace, Brooke Christoffersen and Clara Chestnut. Tarleton faculty Dr. Iwao Asakura and Dr. Heather Hawk will perform arias.
Admission is $20. Tickets are on sale from chorus members, and at the box office beginning Nov. 29 from 2 to 5 p.m. weekdays. Tickets also will be available Saturday, Dec. 4, when the box office opens at 6 p.m. For more information, call the box office at 254-968-9634.A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.