Richland College Chamber Singers to join A&M-Commerce Chorale in world premiere performance

The Richland College Chamber Singers will join with the Texas A&M University-Commerce Chorale and Wind Ensemble to present the world premiere of “The Temptation of St. Anthony” by composer James Syler as part of the “Music at the Meyerson” series on March 25.

Richland College Chamber Singers, an auditioned 44-voice ensemble directed by Michael Crawford, is one of five choral groups in Richland College’s vibrant music department. Choral ensembles from Tarrant County College, Kilgore College and Northeast Texas Community College will also be part of the combined choir for this premiere.

A&M-Commerce music department officials commissioned the Texas-based composer to write a piece for the university’s Wind Ensemble and Chorale after premiering Mr. Syler’s “Symphony in Blue” at Carnegie Hall in 2012. Mr. Syler is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of the Incarnate Word.

“Music at the Meyerson” concert, will also include performances by the A&M-Commerce’s Piano Division, Brass Ensemble and Wind Ensemble featuring trumpet soloist Daniel Kelly.

The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. on March 25 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $20 for a limited number of seats in loge boxes. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at www.tamuc.edu.

To learn more about Richland College Choral ensembles, visit www.richlandcollege.edu/music/choir.