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SFA's Choral Union, Women's Choir to perform 'Americana' program

February 27, 2017 - Robbie Goodrich
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Choral Union and Women's Choir in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The choirs will perform the program "Americana" highlighting works by American composers. An array of American styles, such as jazz, spirituals, Broadway and folk songs will be featured, according to Dr. Tod Fish, associate director of choral activities at SFA and the choirs' director.

"These are tumultuous times for our country," Fish said. "Music still brings us all together, despite our differences."

The Choral Union will perform "Zion's Walls" by Aaron Copland, "Soon-Ah Will be Done" by William Dawson, and Dan Forrest's setting of "How Great Thou Art." The Women's Choir will sing Kirby Shaw's arrangement of "When I Fall in Love," "I Will Be Earth" by Gwyneth Walker, and "I Hear America Singing" by Andre Thomas.

The concert will also feature three graduate conducting students in the School of Music, including Emily Bulling of Katy, Elaina Nordin of Magnolia and Robert Boren of Fate.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.