Annual Gala ~ South Pacific

March 23, 2019
6:30 pm
TTU McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center Ballroom

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March 23, 2019 – TTU McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center Ballroom; 6:30 pm


Our Annual Gala serves as the Chorale’s most important fundraiser for scholarships. This elegant evening event, with the audience seated at tables of eight, will be held in the lovely ballroom of the Texas Tech University McKenzie-Merket Center and will include a full dinner menu. Patrons will enjoy entertaining music performed by the Chorale and soloists. Prior to the concert portion of the evening and during intermissions, the audience will peruse a very special exhibit entitled A SOUND INVESTMENT that helps fund our singing scholarships for students of Texas Tech University’s School of Music. This year’s Gala theme celebrates a monumental piece of American musical theater. South Pacific was composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The work premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate hit, running for 1,925 performances. The plot is based on James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 book Tales of the South Pacific and combines elements of several of those stories. The Chorale looks forward to taking patrons on a journey through this wonderful show!