The Texas A&M University-Commerce Chorale will perform a concert of sacred music in the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the Dallas Arts District at 2215 Ross Avenue on April 22nd at 7:00 pm. The Concert is open to the public and is free of charge. The Chorale will perform a concert of sacred a cappella music by composers such as Palestrina. Roger T. Petrich, Hyun Kook, Daniel Elder, Hyo-Won Woo, and Herbert Howells.
The University Chorale is the premier choral ensemble selected by audition from undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Music and the campus at large. Most recently, the Chorale has performed in concert in Carnegie Hall, as the guest American choir at the International Music Festival of Campina Grande, Brazil, toured France and Austria. In 2016, the University Chorale Men’s Chorus was invited to perform for the Southwestern Division of the American Choral Directors Association.
Dr. Randall Hooper is the Director of Choirs and Vocal Activities at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Choirs under Dr. Hooper’s leadership have performed in Carnegie Hall, by invitation for the Southwestern Division of the American Choral Directors Association, the Tennessee Music Educators Association Conference, the Georgia Music Educators Association and for the International Anthony Burgess Foundation Symposium in Liverpool, England along with touring Germany, Austria, England and France. He is a contributing author in the book Anthony Burgess and Modernity. In 2015, Dr. Hooper was the guest conductor for the Festival Internacional de Música de Campina Grande in Brazil. And in 2016, the A&M Commerce Chorale was invited to perform at the Festival Internacional de Música de Campina Grande in Brazil.