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Fine Arts @ FPC: Tyler Civic Chorale's On the Other Side of the Baton

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

$15 Adults / $5 Students

In residence at First Presbyterian Church for the last half century, Tyler’s premier choral ensemble continues to bring to life an impressive range of music. Jeffrey Ford, Organist-Choirmaster at Christ Episcopal Church of Tyler, will conduct the choir in this concert. Music includes Benedictus Sit Deus, K.177 by Mozart, Halleljuah! from “Christ on the Mount of Olives” by Beethoven, O Salutaris by Elgar, Sure on This Shining Night by Barger, and songs from by Randall Thompson, setting poems of Robert Frost.  The concert also includes settings of folk songs and spirituals. 

Now in its 49th season at Tyler's premier choral ensemble, the Tyler Civic Chorale continues to present a diverse 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 FPC - the Chorale has sung requiems by Brahms, Mozart, Durufle' and Faure', as well as Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Creation and dozens of 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. 

Tickets are available at the door and online at

For more information, contact Lee Kohlenberg, interim director of Music Ministry and Organist-Choirmaster at First Presbyterian Church.

The Artists in Residence at Fine Arts @ First Presbyterian Church 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. 

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