The Tarleton Choral Program and Cross Timbers Civic Chorale will present “Looking Across the River: Favorite Hymns and Liturgical Masterworks” at 7:30pm on Saturday, April 27 in the Clyde H Wells Auditorium. “It Is Well With My Soul,” “Amazing Grace,” “Beulah Land,” and “Just As I Am” will be familiar to many Texans, and to those our singers will add liturgical landmarks by Mozart, Bach, Haydn, and Vivaldi. A new Gospel Mass movement by André Thomas, “Credo,” will join “Something About the Name of Jesus” and “Walk in Jerusalem” to represent a tiny fraction of Gospel music’s contributions to sacred repertoire. Dr. Troy Robertson, Tarleton’s Director of Choirs, said of the evening’s performance, “Our concert will use the structure of the Mass, from the Kyrie to the Benedictus, and give us the chance to sing some of the greatest and most beloved music ever written.”
Dr. Heather Hawk, Associate Professor of Vocal Studies, will sing the gorgeous soprano solo from the opening to Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor. Steve Chambers, our faithful and dexterous collaborator, will serve as pianist for the evening, weaving together the sounds of stately fugues and joyful choruses.