The Concordia University Texas (CTX) Music Department will perform a spring Opera production, “A True Story of Cinderella,” featuring student musicians, on April 11 and 12 starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of Building A. Admission is FREE and open to the community. This production explains the classic story in a beautiful tapestry of music which is fun for everyone. Originally composed for the graduate students of Westminster Choir College (WCC) by Warren Martin, this special program has become part of the singers' tradition at WCC and is now performed all across the country each year.
There will also be a pre-performance discussion from Dr. Claudia Teinert, English department chair and The Otto W. and Norma L. Schafer Endowed Chair in Literature, on the role of heroines in fairytales. Dr. Teinert will also provide narration for the performances.
“The True Story of Cinderella” will be presented as a special fundraiser for the Concordia University Texas Music Department and as a CTX alumni gathering for regional alumni. Envelopes inviting audience members to donate suggested funds will be placed on each seat and picked up after the performance. Funds collected will directly benefit the Concordia University Texas Music Department’s scholarship and the performance library.
"We are excited to share the musical talents of our students and staff with the greater community during this fairytale performance," Dr. Patricia Burnham, music director at Concordia University Texas, said. "This familiar story will delight an audience of all ages while providing an opportunity to raise funds to support our music program."
This event will feature student musicians and faculty members, Blythe Cates and Wayne Davis. To learn more about the event, please contact Blythe Cates at 512-264-5144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.