Belton, Texas – The College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor will hold a spring recital for One Voice, the university’s premiere vocal ensemble, on Thursday and Friday, February 20 and 21, at 7:30 p.m. inside the Baugh Performance Hall of the Sue & Frank Mayborn Performing Arts Center on the UMHB campus. This event is free and open to the public.
Directed by Matt Crosby, the 2019/20 One Voice ensemble features the vocal talents of students Sarah Ash, Avalyn James, James Jones, Sydney LePage, Christopher McCloskey, Ruben Ortega, Angel Tolbert, Chandler Webb, and Cydney Wilkerson.
During spring break, the group will travel to New York City, so highlights of the program feature NYC-themed tunes, including “Tonight” from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein and the Barbershop classic, “Coney Island Baby.” Additional selections include songs by New York composers Samuel Barber, Joseph Flummerfelt, and Richard Rogers. Rounding out the repertoire for the evening are the spirituals “Give Me Jesus,” “Ride On, King Jesus,” and the Twila Paris song, “Lamb of God.”
This concert qualifies as a Fine Arts Experience (FAE) credit for UMHB students. The Fine Arts Experience program is designed to help students gain an appreciation for the fine arts in many forms during their time on campus. To this end, students are required to attend at least one designated Fine Arts Experience event each semester.