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Tarleton choirs, Cross Timbers Civic Chorale to present Mozart's Requiem

Tarleton State University

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—The choirs of Tarleton State University will join the Cross Timbers Civic Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Troy Robertson, to present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem Mass, with select musicians from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, on Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m., in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center auditorium.

Composed in 1791, the Requiem was Mozart’s last composition and is one of his most popular and respected works. The piece will be framed by two works of English composer John Tavener, “Funeral Ikos” and “Song for Athene.”

Singing the solo roles in this production are baritone Dr. Iwao Asakhura, mezzo soprano Laurissa Backlin, tenor Michael Hanawalt and soprano Dr. Heather Hawk.

“We are very happy to be able to present these works to the Stephenville community. The Requiem is one of the world’s most beloved pieces of music, and the two Tavener pieces will bookend it,” said Robertson. “Each one is a reflection on life, death and hope, a fitting complement to Mozart’s music.”

Admission to the concert is $12 for reserved seating. Tickets will go on sale on March 31 at the Fine Arts Center box office, weekdays from 2-6 p.m. Tickets will also be available one-and-half hours before the concert, at the box office. For ticket information, call 254-968-9634.


Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Lori LaRue

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