November 23, 2010
Written by Kate Lepard
Welcome the Christmas season with the University Choir, University Singers, Madrigal Singers, Women's Chorale and Matador Singers as they present their annual concert of familiar carols.
The Texas Tech College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Music will celebrate the holiday season with the Annual Carol Concert at 8 p.m., Dec. 3 in the Hemmle Recital Hall (18th Street and Boston Avenue). The concert will take place upon the conclusion of the Carol of Lights presentation.
The University Choir, University Singers, Madrigal Singers, Women’s Chorale and Matador Singers will perform a variety of well-known Christmas melodies. The ensembles also will perform with members of the West Texas Children’s Chorus – a group conducted and founded by School of Music faculty member, Susan Brumfield.
Faculty members John Hollins and Sigurd Øgaard will provide a prelude and accompaniment on the 81-rank Holtkamp Organ, consisting of 4,271 pipes. Texas Tech’s Director of Choral Activities Richard Bjella will lead the event. Faculty Conductors Carolyn Cruse, Karl Dent, John Hollins and a small orchestra will join Bjella for the performance.
Tickets can be purchased at all Select-A-Seat locations, on the Select-A-Seat website, or by calling (806) 770-2000 or 1-800-735-1288. Tickets are $11.00 for general admission, $9.00 for seniors, and $8.00 for students and children, not including a $3 Select-A-Seat service charge.
The School of Music is part of the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts.
With more than 500 students, the size is ideal for creating larger ensembles as well as ensuring individual attention with private study.
Faculty includes a performing specialist on all band and orchestral instruments as well as piano, voice, organ, harp and guitar, and specialists in conducting, composition, electronic music, music education, musicology, world music and music theory.