January 23, 2013
The University Chorale, one of OBU’s premiere vocal ensembles, will present spring tour performances in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Feb. 8-10. The public is welcome to attend the free performances.
On Friday, Feb. 8, the University Chorale will perform a 7:30 p.m. concert at Stonebridge United Methodist Church, located at 1800 South Stonebridge Drive, McKinney, TX 75070.
On Saturday, Feb. 9, the Chorale will perform a 7:30 p.m. concert at Woods Chapel Baptist Church, 2424 California Lane, Arlington, TX 76015.
On Sunday, Feb. 10, the Chorale will sing during the 9:20 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services at Southcliff Baptist Church, 4100 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76109. The group will sing during the 6 p.m. worship service at First Baptist Church, 801 W. Avenue D, Garland, TX 75040.
Since the University Chorale’s founding in 1963, the group has been comprised of some of the finest singers on OBU’s campus selected by audition. The choir’s primary purpose is to “present advanced choral literature to the OBU campus and community.”
University Chorale is in demand for performances across the state and maintains an active performing schedule on and off campus. In the past decade, the Chorale has made appearances at the Church Music Workshop, the Oklahoma Music Educators Association In-service Workshop, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Southwestern Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association.
The Chorale is under the direction of Dr. Brent Ballweg, Burton H. Patterson professor of music and director of choral activities at OBU. He received a bachelor’s degree from OBU and a master’s degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned his doctorate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Ballweg is an active guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator for various festivals, music contests and workshops across the country.
For additional information about the spring tour performances, contact the OBU Division of Music at (405) 585-4301.
For information about Stonebridge United Methodist Church, click here or call (972) 529-5601.
For information about Woods Chapel Baptist Church, click here or call (817) 275-2308.
For information about Southcliff Baptist Church, click here or call (817) 924-2241.
For information about First Baptist Church, Garland, click here or call (972) 276-7194.