Fine Arts @ FPC: Tyler Civic Chorale presents Masterworks Concert

  • FPC Tyler (Sanctuary) 230 West Rusk Street Tyler, TX, 75701

$15 adults / $5 students

Tickets available in advance through chorus members,, and at the door.  

RICH AND ROMANTIC:  Mass and Motets by Kodaly, Mendelssohn, Bruckner, Brahms, and Vaughan Williams. 

For the Spring Masterworks the Chorale is singing as the major work Kodaly Missa Brevis for choir, organ, soprano, alto, tenor and baritone soloists.  Other works include a significant motet by Vaughan Williams—Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge, for solo quartet, acapella chorus and organ and the famous acapella motet Christus Factus Est by Anton Bruckner.  Lighter works included are three choral settings of secular poems by Brahms:  There Goes a Sighing Through the Wood, The Falcon, and Forest Night.  The one hour concert begins with excerpts from Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn:  Lord, Our Creator, Lift Thine Eyes, He, Watching Over Israel, and He That Shall Endure To the End.

For further information email Lee Kohlenberg at

Tyler Civic Chorale:

Now in its 49th season as Tyler’s premier choral ensemble, the Tyler Civic Chorale continues to bring to life an impressive range of music, from great, sacred masterworks to beloved American folk songs and carols. Over the course of its history— with most of the last half-century in residence at First Presbyterian Church—the Chorale has sung large works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bruckner, Vaughan Williams and Kodaly, and other masses, motets, cantatas, and oratorios.

While the major corpus of choral music is drawn from the Western Christian church, the Chorale also seeks to honor a great breadth of musical traditions extending beyond the sacred, engaging with the 20th-century American songbook, modern composers, folk songs and carols, madrigal compositions, and more.

The Artists in Residence at Fine Arts@FPC program is the host to rehearsals and performances of several local musical ensembles, providing a beautiful space for the community to practice and experience the musical arts.