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TWU concert to benefit breast cancer research




DENTON — Texas Woman’s University adjunct voice instructor Beverly Hoch had planned her first faculty recital months in advance, selecting the music for the November concert during the summer. Still, she felt there was more she needed to do. The result, “Celestial Sounds — A Concert for the Cure,” is an opportunity for audiences to give as well as receive.

While no admission will be charged for the concert, donations to the Susan G. Koman Foundation for Breast Cancer Research will be accepted. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 in the Margo Jones Performance Hall, located at Oakland and Sawyer streets on TWU’s Denton campus. For more information, call (940) 898-2500.

Ms. Hoch, a breast cancer survivor who will mark her third cancer-free anniversary in February, said the concert is a perfect opportunity for her to participate in efforts to find a cure. “This is something I can do,” she said. “I just feel honored and humbled to be well enough to sing.”

Ms. Hoch, a soprano, will be joined by Dr. Pamela Youngblood, TWU associate professor of music, on flute; Ellen Ritscher-Sackett on harp; and Burton Tidwell on organ. Ms. Hoch will perform pieces by George F. Handel and Louis Vierne, as well as British folksongs, “Verses from the Song of Songs” by Mary Inwood, and Christmas carols. She also will perform “Mary’s Prayer,” written by her husband, Mike Steinel. She said her husband, who teaches jazz at the University of North Texas, is working on a new arrangement for the song specifically for this performance.

Ms. Hoch has performed in Europe and throughout the United States. She enjoyed a successful career in New York City before moving to Denton nearly 10 years ago. She has been an adjunct faculty member at TWU for six years.


For Further Information Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Copywriter
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: kgarcia@twu.edu

Page last updated January 22, 2009

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