SFA’s Chamber Singers

SFA’s Chamber Singers, with Dr. Michael Murphy, conductor, will present the program “Lighten My Darkness” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building, on the SFA campus.

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Chamber Singers at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform choral music with themes of light, darkness and hope. The “Lighten My Darkness” concert will feature works by Jeffrey Van, Alice Parker, Tomas de Victoria, Josu Elberdin, Moses Hogan, Troy Robertson, Reginald Unterseher and Zachary Moore.

The students perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. Dr. Michael Murphy, director of choral activities at SFA, conducts the Chamber Singers.

Van, a Minnesotan composer, has set four poignant Civil War poems of Walt Whitman in his “A Procession Winding Around Me.” Rafael Scarfullery, composition graduate student from Nacogdoches, will join on the guitar. The concert also features the world premiere of Zachary Moore’s “One Spring Day.” Moore is an SFA composition graduate student from Waukesha, Wisconsin. Martha De Luna, choral conducting graduate student from Las Caobas, Dominican Republic, will conduct Parker’s “Hark! I Hear the Harps Eternal.”

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. To purchase tickets, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit sfasu.edu/finearts. For additional information, contact the SFA School of Music at (936) 468-4602.