ETBU School of Fine Arts Presents Three Outstanding Music Department Performances
MARSHALL, Texas (11/04/13) – The East Texas Baptist University School of Fine Arts presents this week three outstanding Music Department performances.
A faculty vocal recital featuring Professor of Music Dr. Virginia Lile Boaz, Mezzo-Soprano, will be held on Thursday, November 7th at 7:30 p.m. in the Mabee Recital Hall of the Jenna Guest Music Building. Admission is free.
A native of Hopkinsville, Ky., Dr. Boaz received her Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky. She continued her studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where she received her Master of Divinity with a concentration in Church Music and her Doctor of Music Arts in Vocal Performance.
The ETBU Jazz Band, under the director of Professor of Music Dr. Douglass Lockard, will be in concert on Friday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. at The Marshall Grand, located at 210 East Houston Street on the square in downtown Marshall. Admission is $5 or free with ETBU I.D. The Jazz Band will perform jazz hits from the past and present, opening with Count Bubba by modern big band composer Gordon Goodwin. The concert will continue with Wes Montgomery’s West Coast Blues, the standard Autumn Leaves, and a creative arrangement of The Beatles’ Come Together.
Shelbi Herndon, a junior vocal performance major from Longview, will be the featured vocalist on the Michael Bublé hit Feeling Good. Senior music education major David Buroker will be the featured alto sax soloist on the jazz classic Lover Man. Other tunes on the program include Esperanto, Talk is Cheep, Chicago’s Make Me Smile, and the Benny Goodman arrangement of Sing, Sing, Sing.
The concert will serve as the inaugural musical event in the Marshall Grand, a recent gift to the University. A reception will follow the concert.
The final performance of the week is a Choral Concert presenting Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna on Saturday, November 9th by the ETBU Concert Choir prior to their upcoming New York tour and performance at Carnegie Hall of the same work. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Longview. Admission is free.
ETBU choir and theatre students will tour New York the following week and will visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, see several Broadway shows, and tour the 9/11 memorial. The choir will join several other choirs from around the United States to present the concert at Carnegie Hall on Nov. 17. The Concert Choir is accompanied by Robert Wright, ETBU Director of the Bennett Music Lab.
For more information call the ETBU School of Fine Arts at 903-923-2158.