Fall Masterworks Concert:  Celebrating Female Composers, Past and Present

October 18, 2019
7:30 pm
Hemmle Recital Hall

Concert Schecule for the 2018-2019 Season


43rd SEASON OVERVIEW 2018-19


September 20 / 5:30-7:00 pm, Texas Tech Club

Join us for an enchanting and relaxing evening at a fascinating and beautiful venue as we inaugurate our 42nd season and support the Chorale’s educational mission! Patrons will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine, with musical entertainment by the Devin Collins Jazz Trio and featured performances by scholarship singers of The Lubbock Chorale. Proceeds go to TLC’s scholarship fund.



October 12 / 7:30 pm, Hemmle Recital Hall

Please join us for our season-opening concert with guest conductor Dr. Alan Zabriskie, Texas Tech University's Director of Choral Studies.  We will also welcome our very special guests, the West Texas Children's Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Susan Brumfield.  Including masterworks by Mozart, Aguiar, Gounod, Howells, Thompson and Mathias, the concert will also feature solo performances by scholarship singers of The Lubbock Chorale.    

HOLIDAY POPS with Lubbock Symphony Orchestra


December 1 / 7:30 pm, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center 

One of the most positive and healthy collaborative endeavors of the Lubbock Chorale has been the Holiday Pops concert with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. This year the Chorale will once again join forces with the LSO to present the Christmas portion of G.F. Handel’s beloved masterwork Messiah. We anticipate a full house and could not be more thrilled to be able to offer one of the most enduring and endearing pieces of all time. This one-evening concert will take place at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.


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!


May 11 / 7:30 pm, Hemmle Recital Hall   

 The Lubbock Chorale's May Masterworks concert will take place on Friday, May 11, 2019, at 7:30 PM in Hemmle Recital Hall of the Texas Tech University School of Music.  The Chorale and soloists will be performing Joseph Haydn's masterpiece The CreationThe Creation is an oratorio that depicts and celebrates the creation of the world as described in the book of Genesis.  The libretto was written by Gottfried van Swieten.  The work is structured in three parts and scored for soprano, tenor and bass soloists, chorus and a symphonic orchestra.  In parts I and II, the soloists represent the archangels Raphael (bass), Uriel (tenor) and Gabriel (soprano).  In part III, the bass and soprano soloists represent Adam and Eve.  The first public performance was held in Vienna at the old Burgtheater on 19 March 1799.  The oratorio was published with the text in German and English in 1800.  Haydn was inspired to write a large oratorio during his visits to England in 1791-1792 and 1794-1795, when he heard oratorios of George Frideric Handel performed by large forces.