Special to the E-T

The Tarleton State University Women’s Ensemble, University Singers and Chamber Choir will perform their first concert of the year at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Theater.

The concert will include a wide variety of styles from spirituals to more traditional choral works. An arrangement of “Psalm 23” by Paul Bassler featuring Dr. Kim Hagelstein will be performed by the chamber choir. The select women’s ensemble will feature an arrangement of “Psalm 23” written by Z. Randall Stroope and accompanied by Heather Hamilton on oboe and Brittany DeLaVergne on flute. While both arrangements of “Psalm 23” utilize the same text, each setting is beautiful in its own right.

The University Singers will showcase Jabberwocky, composed by Sam Pottle. This piece is a musical parody of more serious choral settings. The text first appeared in “Through the Looking Glass” a sequel to “Alice in Wonderland” written by Charles Dodgson under his more famous pseudonym, “Lewis Carroll.”

This concert is during Homecoming Week at Tarleton and patrons are urged to come early for the best seats.

Tickets will go on sale the evening of the concert at the Fine Arts Center box office. Admission is $5 and students, faculty and staff are admitted free with their Tarleton State University identification. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and all seats are general admission.

For more information, contact Dr. Charles Rives, Director of Choirs at (254) 968-9240.