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HPU’s community choral group to present inaugural Hymn Sing

Hymn Sing 2018 for webBROWNWOOD – October 18, 2018 – The Howard Payne University Singers: Brown County’s Community Chorus will host its inaugural Hymn Sing on Sunday, October 21, at First Baptist Church of Brownwood. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and the community is welcome to attend.

“In its genesis, the idea of a hymn festival in Brown County was to cultivate a community event where local residents could join together in singing the beloved hymns of our Christian faith,” said Dr. Christopher Rosborough, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities at HPU.

The choir will sing several anthems and lead the entire audience in a variety of hymns. Accompanists are Dean Kiesling on organ/piano; Joseph Lahmann, HPU junior from Georgetown, on organ; and Dr. Elizabeth Wallace, chair of HPU’s Department of Music and professor of music on piano. Also accompanying the choir is HPU’s Brass Quintet comprised of Jayland Brown, junior from Temple, on trombone; Jared Dowling, senior from Grandview, on trombone; Lindsey Krueger, junior from Howe, on horn; Luis Moreno, junior from Springtown, on trumpet; and Dalton Pendergrass, sophomore from Paradise, on trumpet.

The mission of HPU’s University Singers: Brown County’s Community Chorus is to cultivate an ensemble of singers within the community and university who strive to offer a high level of artistry while advocating for great choral music in Brownwood and its surrounding areas.

For more information, contact HPU’s School of Music and Fine Arts at 325-649-8500.

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