Orchestra, Choir Headed to New York City for Memorial Day Concert

The students will perform during a vespers service at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Sunday and a Memorial Day concert in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.

WHAT: Texas Tech University School of Music students will visit and perform in New York City during Memorial Day weekend.


  • Vespers Service
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church,
    619 Lexington Ave., New York City
  • Memorial Day Concert
    Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center,
    1941 Broadway, New York City

EVENT: Richard Bjella, Texas Tech director of choral studies, will lead 54 choir members and 53 orchestra musicians in two performances in New York City during Memorial Day weekend. The University Choir will be the featured ensemble during a vespers service at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

David Becker, director of orchestral studies, also will accompany the group, which will perform Johannes Brahms’ “A German Requiem” at Alice Tully Hall on Memorial Day.

Gerald Dolter, professor of voice and director of the Texas Tech Opera Theatre, and Rebecca Wascoe Hayes, assistant professor of voice, will perform as soloists during the Memorial Day concert.

Tickets to the Memorial Day concert may be purchased online or from the Alice Tully Hall box office by calling 212-721-6500.

CONTACT: Amanda Castro-Crist, senior editor, Office of Communications and Marketing, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2136 or amanda.castro-crist@ttu.edu    

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