'A Bounty of Voices' to benefit SFA choir's tour
September 14, 2011 - Sylvia BierschenkNACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Tickets are now available to "A Bounty of Voices," a fund-raising dinner musicale being presented by the SFA School of Music and Friends of Music at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. Proceeds will benefit the SFA A Cappella Choir's May tour to Austria and the Czech Republic.
Members of the A Cappella Choir will provide the evening's musical entertainment, singing songs such as "Falling in Love with Love," "Summertime," "The Hills Are Alive" and "You'll Never Walk Alone" in solo, duet and small ensemble settings.
Basic seating, which covers the cost of the meal, is $35 per individual. Those patrons wishing to make tax-deductible donations towards the choir's tour can purchase donor tickets at $50, $75 and $100 levels.
"As with many of our other fund-raisers, patrons can also make arrangements for groups of eight to sit together at one table," said Diane Flynn, manager of the Fine Arts Box Office. "Anyone interested in that option should call the Box Office."
While in Europe for 11 days, the 52-member choir will present at least six concerts in Salzburg, Vienna and Prague. Cost for each student is approximately $3,700.
"We appreciate the wonderful talent of the A Cappella Choir and its director, Tim King," said Carol Willis, member of the SFA Friends of Music and the event's coordinator. "And we are happy to be a part of sharing that talent with the Nacogdoches community now and eventually with audiences in Europe."
For more information about "A Bounty of Voices" or to purchase tickets, call the Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS. The deadline is Monday, Sept. 26.
Spaces are still available for community members to accompany the choir to Europe. If interested, call the SFA Choir Office at (936) 468-2515.