Tarleton choirs, civic chorale to join Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for 36th annual Masterworks Concert

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STEPHENVILLE — The Tarleton State University choral program and Cross Timbers Civic Chorale along with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will combine to present the 36th annual Masterwork Concert at the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5.

The annual concert—a favorite among local residents—will feature John Rutter’s Gloria and J.S. Bach’s Magnificat under the direction of Dr. Troy Robertson, Tarleton assistant professor and director of choirs.

“The Gloria is a rousing work, with several extended moments that feature the orchestra’s brass,” said Robertson. “Bach’s Magnificatis no less rousing in places, but also includes moments of delicate beauty. The five choruses of the work are masterpieces of counterpoint while the solo, duet and trio movements are unparalleled in their affecting sensitivity.”

Tarleton’s music majors will perform solos and more than 100 singers will take the stage for the ensemble movements. The evening will conclude with a figure Bach admired, Handel, and his well-known Hallelujah.

Tickets are $12 and available through the Tarleton Box Office, which is open Monday through Friday, Nov. 30 until Dec. 4, from 2-6 p.m. and beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday. This concert includes reserved seating.

“Last year’s Masterworks Concert performance was sold out, so concertgoers are encouraged to claim their place early for what is sure to be a beautiful evening,” said Robertson.

For a complete schedule of upcoming events presented by the Department of Fine Arts, visit www.tarleton.edu/finearts.

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