NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present the A Cappella Choir performing the program “Hope is the Tide That Rises” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1. The concert may be accessed virtually at

Under the baton of Dr. Michael Murphy, featured works are Franz Schubert’s Mass in G Major and the 2021 commission “Tides” by SFA’s own Reginal Wright, who earned music degrees from SFA in 1997 and 2007. The program also includes choral music by Joel Thompson, Lili Boulanger and Moses Hogan.

Dr. Ron Petti, director of accompanying at SFA, will also perform, along with music faculty Dr. Jennifer Dalmas and Fabiana Mosca, violin; Prof. Melissa Nabb, viola; Dr. Evgeni Raychev, cello; and Dr. Carlos Gavira, bass. The concert features Debbie Berry, soprano; Dr. Ric Berry, tenor; and Dr. Scott LaGraff, baritone.

To access the live virtual concert free of charge, visit the night of the performance. For additional information, contact the School of Music at (936) 468-4602.