NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Singin’ Axes at Stephen F. Austin State University will present a virtual concert that features German composer Louis Lewandowski’s setting of “Enosh” when the choir performs its first concert of the fall semester at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29.
“The tenor-bass choir is performing my dear friend Dr. Douglas Helvering’s arrangement of Louis Lewandowski’s beautiful setting of ‘Enosh,’” said Dr. Tod Fish, associate director of choral activities at SFA and the choir’s director.
“The text is from Psalm 103: 15-17; these verses discuss the fleeting nature of our lives,” Fish explained. “The pandemic has reminded us all to cherish our lives and our health for as long as we are able to do so.”
Graduate choral conducting student Grant Peterson from Wylie will conduct “Enosh.”
The Singin’ Axes is the new name for what used to be the SFA Men’s Choir. The name was changed to make it less gender specific, Fish said.
Dr. Scott LaGraff, professor of voice at SFA, will join the choir to sing “O Isis und Osiris” from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” (The Magic Flute). “We are thrilled to have Dr. LaGraff join us,” Fish added. “We are equally thrilled to have the opportunity to work with our fantastic collaborative pianist, Dr. Thomas Nixon.”
The choir will also sing an original composition by Dr. Brian Bondari, professor of theory and composition at Trinity University, entitled “Lamb of God.”
To access the live concert free of charge, visit music.sfasu.edu. For additional information, contact the School of Music at (936) 468-4602.