Tarleton Jazz Ensembles present ‘Love Songs, Torch Songs’ with student vocalists


STEPHENVILLE (September 25, 2015) — Tarleton State University’s Department of Fine Arts presents a special concert featuring Tarleton’s two Jazz Ensembles along with several vocalists, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

Tarleton’s Jazz Ensembles I and II, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Greg Ball, along with several talented student vocalists take the stage for their first concert of the fall 2015 semester.


The public performance, Love Songs, Torch Songs, includes tunes such as “Angel Eyes,” “Willow Weep for Me,” and “Every Time We Say Goodbye.” Vocalists are Beth Rugg, Channing Parker, Ashley Darby, Jacob Humphries, Zach Steele, Devon Harper, Cassie Goodwin, Maddie Bowen and Kayla Lincoln.

“It has been a tradition over the last several years to feature vocalists during our first concert,” said Ball. “It has become a very popular show that our students and audiences look forward to every year. The students had to audition to be part of this concert and then find time to rehearse with us. They really sound great!

“In selecting music for this concert, I found I was leaning toward sad songs, songs of lost love. Those are known as torch songs. So I balanced those with some great love songs as well,” Ball said.

Tickets are $5 for adults and free for students, faculty and staff with a valid Tarleton ID. All seating is general admission, and tickets are available at the Fine Arts Box Office.

Prior to the concert, enjoy a coffee-and-dessert reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center gallery.

For more information about this and other upcoming events at the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center, visit: www.tarleton.edu/finearts/.

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