Upcoming Events

Fall 2014 Choral Concert Season

November 2014

16Men’s & Women’s Chorus Concert

Lynn Brinckmeyer, director, Women’s Chorus

Craig Aamot, director, Men’s Chorus

November 16 ~ 3:00 PM

Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

The Women’s Choir will perform Dixit Dominus, a setting of Psalm 110, by Baldassare Galuppi and Iubilate Deo by Levente Gyöngyösi. They will finish their portion of the program with vibrant Latin rhythms from Columbia and Brazil. The Texas State Men’s Choir will offer up a combination of collegiate male chorus standards and some fun arrangements of their own. From Gregorian chant and Renaissance motet to Russian Orthodox gems from Pavel Chesnokov and new works from Tim Takach, the men will represent with the strength and beauty only TTBB chords can provide!

22There is Sweet Music Here

Texas State Chorale

Joey M. Martin, director

November 22 ~ 7:30 PM

Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Evocative poetry that celebrates the many dimensions of music is the theme for this concert of Texas State’s internationally acclaimed ensemble – Texas State Chorale. The works of great poets including Guillaume de Machaut, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Siegfried Sasson and Shakespeare have been set to music by the master composers featured during this concert – Ralph Vaughan Williams, Edward Elgar, Dominick Argento, and more. Be prepared for laugh, a tear, and moments of awe as Texas State Chorale presents this celebration of the marriage of divine poetry to breath-taking music.

23The Composer’s Voice

University Singers

Matt Oltman, director

November 23 ~ 3:00 PM

Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

From laments over the falls of great cities to gentle cradle songs, choral composers throughout the ages often gravitate toward common themes. Time, location and society help inform each composer’s interpretation of ideas and beliefs, giving each a unique voice. The University Singers, under the direction of Chanticleer Music Director Emeritus, Matthew Oltman, will explore this phenomenon by juxtaposing common-themed works by composers spanning great swaths of time and geography. Renaissance masters such as England’s William Byrd and Italy’s Giovanni Luigi da Palestrina will be paired with the likes of Modernist Swedish composer, Sven-David Sandström and Colonial American composer William Billings in a performance designed to please the ear and stimulate the mind.

December 2014

5 & 6VocaLibre Concert

December 5 & 6, 2014 ~ 7:30 PM

Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Join VocaLibre for another inspired evening of eclectic choral music. From chamber choir brilliance to world music and contemporary a cappella covers, these 18 singers will weave music around a theme central to the holiday season. You don’t want to miss this December offering.