Fort Worth Chorale celebrates 60 years of singing this year

Anniversary season, 'Legacy in Song,' includes performances with famed choral composer Shawn Kirchner; holiday favorites with guest artist Singing Girls of Texas and other featured Fort Worth area high school choirs; and Mozart's Requiem, presented with orchestra 230 years after the original premiere of this masterpiece. Special appearances by former FWC conductors Jerry McCoy and Gary Ebensberger also make guest appearances this season.
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Fort Worth Chorale performing at a recent concert.
Fort Worth Chorale performing at a recent concert.
FORT WORTH, Texas - Sept. 7, 2022 - PRLog -- The Fort Worth Chorale celebrates the organization's 60th-anniversary diamond jubilee season with three exceptional choral concerts at venues across the Fort Worth area, beginning this fall:

American Treasures, with Shawn Kirchner
Master choral composer and arranger Shawn Kirchner headlines the fall concert as the guest artist, accompanying his compositions at the piano and premiering a commissioned work in honor of the FWC's 60th anniversary. The fall concert includes Kirchner's jazz, bluegrass, gospel, and folk-infused music, along with other gems of American composition by Dello Joio, Lauridsen, and LaBarr.
  • Saturday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m.
    • Irons Recital Hall, the University of Texas at Arlington
    • Special guests: James W. Martin High School Chamber Singers, Kay Owens, director
  • Sunday, October 16, at  3:30 p.m.
    • First United Methodist Church, Fort Worth
    • Special guests: Paschal High School Panther Chorale, Nathan Benavides, director

A Babe Is Born
The FWC returns for three concerts that include holiday favorites from the past 60 years, including carol arrangements by American composers Hagenberg, Forrest, and Culloton, traditional English works by Holst and Mathias, and thought-provoking and impactful pieces by Powell and Memley. The concert also includes an audience favorite, a carol sing-along with a rollicking "Jingle Bells."
  • Friday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.
    • University Christian Church, Fort Worth
    • Special guests: Singing Girls of Texas, Kerra Simmons, director
  • Saturday, December 10, 7:30 p.m.
    • Keller United Methodist Church, Keller
    • Special guests: Central High School Chamber Singers, Leigh Ann McClure, director
  • Sunday, December 11, 3:30 p.m.
    • Trinity United Methodist Church, Arlington
    • Special guests: Mansfield High School Chamber Choir, Reginal Wright, director

Mozart Requiem: Masterworks Concert
Recognizing the 230th anniversary of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's posthumous premiere of this unfinished masterpiece, the Fort Worth Chorale concludes its 60th anniversary season with a performance including full orchestra. Other featured pieces in the concert include revivals of FWC's favorite works from the past 60 years, including Handel, Brahms, and a brand-new commissioned piece by Taylor Scott Davis.
  • Sunday, April 16, at 3:30 p.m.
    • Arborlawn United Methodist Church, Fort Worth

About the Fort Worth Chorale
Founded in 1962, the Fort Worth Chorale is the premier civic chorus of Fort Worth. Under the baton of director and conductor Dr. Karen Kenaston-French, the FWC is a 70-voice choir performing classical repertoire and popular music at numerous concert venues across the North Texas area.

Season and single concert tickets are on sale now at or 817-485-2500.

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