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TWU concert to benefit breast cancer research
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.
Tel: (940) 898-3456