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HPU’s Department of Music to present concert to benefit hurricane relief and recovery

BROWNWOOD – September 6, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s Department of Music will present a hurricane-related benefit concert on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s Mims Auditorium. Admission will be by donation and all money raised will go to Texas Baptist Men for hurricane relief and recovery.

“We all recognize that the recovery following Hurricane Harvey will take time and there are many in our community who desire to find a way to help,” said Dr. Richard Fiese, dean of the School of Music and Fine Arts. “As those living in southeast Texas move toward restoration following the devastation left in Harvey’s wake, the students and faculty of HPU’s Department of Music feel compelled to use the gifts that God has given them to provide a conduit for our community to help.”

The concert, titled “The Sounds of Restoration,” will feature many of the university’s ensembles. Selections include “Jesus Shall Reign,” arranged by Steve Dunn and performed by Winds of Triumph; “Jesus Loves Me” and “America, the Beautiful,” performed by the HPU Wind Ensemble; “Mourning Into Dancing,” performed by the Heritage Singers with Winds of Triumph; and “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel” and “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need,” performed by the HPU Concert Choir. A collaboration of “Give Me Jesus” will be performed by Stephen Goacher, professor of music; Dr. Elizabeth Wallace, chair of the Department of Music and tenured professor of music; and Dr. Christopher Rosborough, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities. The audience will have the opportunity to participate by singing “God of Our Fathers.”

Donations benefitting Texas Baptist Men – Disaster Relief taken at the door will not be tax deductible. However, if you would like to make a donation that is tax deductible, visit where you can donate online and find instructions to give by check, phone or text. Texas Baptist Men is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that operates in cooperation with the Southern Baptist Convention, Baptist General Convention of Texas and associations, Southern Baptists of Texas and associations as well as other Great Commission Christians.

For more information about the concert, please contact HPU’s School of Music and Fine Arts at 325-649-8500 or