34-voice ensemble will perform free concerts in and around Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth

Post-Tour Concert, featuring tour repertoire, will be performed at Chapman University on February 7

Mary Platt
Director of Communications and Media Relations
Chapman University

ORANGE, Calif. Chapman University’s top choir, The University Singers, is embarking on a tour of Texas, January 19-26.  The acclaimed choir, based at Chapman’s respected Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music in Southern California, has toured throughout the world in its more than 50 years of existence, including command performances for popes and heads of state.  The Chapman University Singers, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Coker, will offer ten performances in churches in and around Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth.  All concerts are free and open to the public.

The choir will offer a Post-Tour Concert, featuring the repertoire performed in Texas, for Orange County audiences in Chapman’s Wallace All-Faiths Chapel, Fish Interfaith Center on Friday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is $10-$15; for more information, the public can call 714-997-6812.

Chapman University Singers Choir

The University Singers

The University Singers, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Coker, boasts a wide choral repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to more modern compositions. The choir’s tour selections include vocal works by Brahms, Britten, Whitacre, Victoria and others. This highly select 34-voice mixed choir will also perform international folk songs and opera selections from the bel canto era.

Houston-Area Performances

Fort Worth/Arlington Performances

Dallas-Area Performances

Founded in 1963 by William D. Hall, D.M.A., the Chapman University Singers have sung throughout the U.S. and Europe, in front of many heads of state, and performed in private audience for Pope John Paul II. An all-undergraduate ensemble, the University Singers include vocal performance and music education majors from Chapman University’s respected Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music. The Singers are led by Stephen Coker, D.M.A., who served previously on the choral faculties of Portland State University, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Oklahoma City University. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Coker has conducted choirs, workshops and festivals in South Korea, Taiwan, Portugal, Israel and Sweden.

Chapman University Singers standing on the Argyros Forum spiral staircase


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