The Wesleyan Chorale, under the direction Jerome M. Bierschenk, Ph.D., department chair and director of choral activities for the Department of Music, will present its final performance of the spring semester on Tuesday, May 5.
This event closes out a very busy semester for Texas Wesleyan music students. The choir will sing two classical settings of the Mass. The first is by Johann Adolf Hasse, and the second is by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
"Even though many people will not recognize the name Hasse, most will certainly know the name Mozart. Both composers are similar in style," Bierschenk said.
The choral ensemble, which is comprised of both Wesleyan choral students and Fort Worth community members, will be accompanied by members of the Fort Worth Symphony and the Wesleyan music faculty. Both selections are composed for orchestra, chorus and soloists.
Soloists performing for the evening are all members of the ensemble. Singing solos will be Avary Vaughn, soprano, Janna McKinley and Jayme Vaughn-Linebarger, alto, Joe Davisson, tenor and Roy Swaney, bass.
"This is a big finish to a very busy semester," Bierschenk said. "This collaboration between community members, Wesleyan students and members of the Fort Worth Symphony is always a rewarding one."
The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. in Martin Hall. Admission is free, and will be followed by a reception in the Baker Building.