SFA A Cappella Choir

SFA A Cappella Choir

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The A Cappella Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will present a collaborative program with the SFA School of Theatre and the Dance Program to perform music from around the world in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The program title, “Sing a New Song,” was selected to celebrate Dr. Michael Murphy’s first concert as the new director of choral activities at SFA. Murphy was named choral director following the retirement of Dr. Tim King this past summer.

Along with a variety of music selections from Germany, France, South Africa, Latvia, Russia and the U.S., the concert will feature poetry readings and dance, Murphy said.

Scott Shattuck, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and professor of acting and directing, and Friends of Theatre member Rhonda Plymate Simmons will read poetry of Rumi, Hafiz, Yeats and Tagore, and students of Heather Samuelson, assistant professor, and Haley Hoss-Jameson, associate professor, Kinesiology and Health Science at SFA, will participate in concert selections with dance.

The program also features SFA string students, student percussionist Barry Martin, graduate student conductors Emily Bulling and Evelyn Shaffer, and Dr. Ron Petti, director of accompanying at SFA.

The concert is a joint presentation of the College of Fine Arts and School of Music. 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 visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.