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Texas Tech School of Music Presents Kaleidoscope of Choirs

James Hodgins

October 6, 2015

Concert features all TTU choirs performing together.

WHAT:           Texas Tech University School of Music presents the Kaleidoscope of Choirs. The concert will feature all of the Texas Tech choirs – the University Choir, Women's Chorale, Matador Singers and the University Singers – performing music from all over the world and from the 15th century to the 21st. All choirs will combine to open and close the concert together with two stunning contemporary selections. 

The concert is open to the public and admission is free. Seating is general admission.

WHEN:           7:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 9)

WHERE:         Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech School of Music

WHO:             For more than 50 years, the Texas Tech University Choir has enjoyed a rich legacy of outstanding conductors and has established a standard of excellence recognized through both national and international venues, including Carnegie Hall.

In addition to a regular concert series, the Women's Chorale performs for various other university and community events. This ensemble is open to females of all majors, yet is primarily made up of music performance and music education majors.

The Texas Tech University Matador Singers was established in 2000 as a musical outlet for all male students to perform a wide variety of musical styles, including classical works, spirituals, folksongs, barbershop, jazz standards, opera choruses and spirit songs. Now under the direction of professor Karl Dent, the Matador Singers has expanded its membership to 50 singers and renewed its vision to support the university as a fine choral ensemble singing performed arrangements of artistic, accessible and entertaining music.

The University Singers is a non-auditioned, large mixed ensemble that provides students with the opportunity to experience outstanding choral performance, develop their vocal technique, discover and absorb choral repertoire and masterworks from diverse musical and stylistic periods, improve their musicianship and learn artistic disciplines in a collaborative setting. As with all Texas Tech choral ensembles, the University Singers is comprised of both music majors and non-majors.

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CONTACT: Richard Bjella, director of choral studies, School of Music, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-6430 or richard.bjella@ttu.edu.