NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Tickets are still available to the Vienna Boys Choir concert on Nov. 21 on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.
A special Encore Event presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts, the concert is sponsored in part by Commercial Bank of Texas. The renowned vocal ensemble will present “Journey Through the Americas” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The program includes favorite Strauss waltzes, classical masterpieces by Verdi and Beethoven, modern-era works by Bernstein and Gershwin and folk songs from around the world. A performance of “Amazing Grace” arranged by John Coates will be among the concert’s highlights.
“With so many discounts available for seniors and youngsters, especially in alternative seat locations, we hope that every East Texas family will jump on the chance to experience this world-famous choir,” said Scott Shattuck, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and director of the University Series. “This is a rare opportunity for generations to come together to hear some of the greatest music ever written, sung by the angelic voices in one of the greatest ensembles ever assembled.”
Prior to the performance, Dr. Tod Fish, assistant professor and associate director of choral activities in the SFA School of Music, will present an informative talk at 7 p.m. in Griffith Gallery. The gallery is located across the hall from Turner Auditorium, which is inside the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive. The audience is invited back to the gallery for a post-performance reception to honor the show’s corporate sponsor.
On the night of the concert, the College of Fine Arts will team up with the SFA Office of Student Engagement to collect non-perishable food items for The Pantry at SFA, which is the food pantry designed to assist SFA students in need. Any non-perishable food item will be accepted, but current special needs are canned fruit, variety boxes of oatmeal packets, canned entrees such as Chef Boyardee ravioli, spaghetti, etc., and 1.5 gallons of fruit juice.
Encore Event tickets are $45 for Section A seating; $36 for Section B seating; and $27 for Section C seating. Discounts are available in all sections for seniors, students, children and SFA faculty and staff members, ranging from $3 (for SFA students) to $36 tickets, depending on discount type. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit finearts.sfasu.edu, stop by the Box Office in Room 211 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.