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by REYNA CARAVEO

The Hill Country Youth Chorus will present a year-end concert, “Glory to Gospel!” next week.

Free and open to the public, the concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May at the First Lutheran Church, 130 West Holland Street in San Marcos.

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“Local singers wanting to join the choir are encouraged to come hear our talented young men and women sing,” said Lynn Brinckmeyer, artistic director of the chorus and Texas State University School of Music faculty member.

Attendees are also encouraged to bring a sack or box of non-perishable food to donate to the Hays County Food Bank. Each spring the choir collects food for the food bank.

“Founded in 2005, this professional children’s chorus featuring about 40 area children ages 7-16 exhibits the beauty of children’s voices with local youth from San Marcos and the surrounding communities in Hays County,” Brinckmeyer said.

The Texas State University School of Music hosts the chorus, which rehearses in the music building on Monday evenings throughout the academic year “These students continue to amaze me in their ability to sing with a tone and musical maturity beyond their years,” she said.

“The program serves boys and girls from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds, with a curriculum that equips these young artists with the musical skills that enable them to seek the highest artistic standards in performances of challenging music,” Brinckmeyer added.

Throughout May, choir auditions will be held. Interested singers are encouraged to schedule an appointment to join the Hill Country Youth Chorus, now in its sixth season. “The choir has earned a growing regional reputation as an outstanding performance and educational model,” Brinckmeyer said.

The Arts Resource Team, chaired by Dr. Bob Whalin, founded The Hill Country Youth Chorus in 2005 as a way to develop and support youth by providing quality choral opportunities.

For information, contact the Hill Country Youth Chorus by email here or visit their website here.

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