NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin State University’s Kantorei and Singin’ Axes choirs, directed by Dr. Tod Fish, will present the concert program “Open Your Eyes, Sweet Child” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building, on the SFA campus.

The music performed will reflect texts from the perspective of children, according to Fish, associate director of choral activities for the SFA School of Music, who explained the theme of the concert is best summed up through a quote by composer Sarah Quartel: “The work asks the listener to see the tremendous potential present in our children. It celebrates love, beauty and the strength a child’s voice can bring to our troubled world.”

A highlight of the program is the Kantorei choir’s performance of Quartel’s “Snow Angel,” which will also feature narrations by School of Theatre and Dance students along with visiting professor Zeke Bocklage. “Snow Angel” is an evocative five-movement choral work that explores themes of love, rebirth and beauty through the eyes of children and the heavenly army of angels that watch over them, yearning to make a difference in their lives.

The Singin’ Axes will perform “Tell My Father,” arranged by Andrea Ramsey, and the two choirs will combine to sing “One Boy Told Me” by Timothy Takach.

Concert 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 For additional information, contact the SFA School of Music at (936) 468-4602.