Special to the Reporter

STEPHENVILLE - On Dec. 6, Tarleton State University’s Cross Timbers Civic Chorale will join the Tarleton University Singers, Chamber Choir and Select Women’s Ensemble in the university’s 29th annual production of George Fredric Handel’s “Messiah.” It will also be Dr. Charles Rives 26th year as the production’s conductor.

The event will be held in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium and begin at 7:30 p.m. The combined choirs will also perform “HODIE” by John Leavitt.

The Chorale will be accompanied by professional orchestra players from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra; Dr. Leslie Spotz, director of piano studies on the Waggener memorial pipe organ; Dr. Teresa Dividian, associate professor of music theory on the harpsichord; and Greg Ball, director of jazz studies on the oboe. Dr. Liz Wade, Jammieca Mott, Heather Hawk and members of the voice faculty at Tarleton will also be featured as soloists this year along with student vocal soloists rounding out the performance.

Admission is $10 and all seats are reserved. For tickets, call (254) 968-9291.