Wednesday , 20 September 2017
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Oklahoma Baptist University Chorale to Tour Metroplex; First Stop is Stonebridge United Methodist Church

TSB Community Contributor

The University Chorale, one of Oklahoma Baptist University’s premiere vocal ensembles, will present spring tour performances in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex on 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.

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, visit http://www.mysumc.org/ or call (972) 529-5601.

With campuses in Shawnee, Okla., and Oklahoma City, OBU offers 10 bachelor’s degrees with 84 fields of study and two master’s degree programs. The Christian liberal arts university has an overall enrollment of 1,979, with students from 37 states and 26 other countries. OBU has been rated as one of the top 10 comprehensive colleges in the West byU.S.News and World Report for 21 consecutive years and has been Oklahoma’s highest rated comprehensive college in the U.S. News rankings for 19 consecutive years. Forbes.com consistently ranks OBU as a top university in Oklahoma.

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