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Singing Girls of Texas Perform at Bass School
The Singing Girls of Texas from the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts will perform a free concert at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Large Rehearsal Room at Bass Music Center at Oklahoma City University. “They are bursting onto the choral scene in Texas and across the United States with their outstanding vocal blend, variety of repertoire, passion for music, and excellent presentation,” said Judith Willoughby, Wanda L. Bass Professor of Conducting and Choral Music Education The group is led by Mark L. Stamper, who is also accompanist for the choral program at Oklahoma's Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain. The Singing Girls of Texas was founded in January 2001 when The Texas Boys Choir established a new charter school, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts. The academy offers programs in choir, dance, theater, art, and instrumental study in addition to the state academic requirements. Members of The Singing Girls of Texas have spent two years in a training choir and are chosen for the touring choir on the basis of audition. The ensemble has toured Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi and completed an international tour of Italy and Austria. The group has released two recordings: "When I Sing" (2004) and "Voices of America" (2005). For additional information, about the ensemble’s OCU appearance, call 405.208.5514.