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SFA choirs to present "With Heart and Voice" concert

March 1, 2011 - Sylvia Bierschenk

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Choral Union and Women's Choir of Stephen F. Austin State University will present a joint concert, "With Heart and Voice," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

"The program features folksongs, tales, love songs, prayers and spirituals, all of which relate the human experience," said Dr. David Howard, director of both ensembles.

The Choral Union, a 70-voice mixed chorus, will perform works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, and an arrangement by Mack Wilberg of three Scottish folksongs.

The 50-member Women's Choir will present a set of works for women's voices by Eric Whitacre, Vijay Singh and Robert Nelson, along with a piece by Leos Janácek.

The ensembles will combine to close the concert with Warren Martin's arrangement of the spiritual "Great Day."

Cole Concert Hall is located in the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building, 2210 Alumni Dr.

The concert is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. For tickets or more information, please visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.