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WT Chamber Singers to Give Free Holiday Concert

Rik Andersen

CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University’s Chamber Singers will welcome the holiday season in an upcoming concert.

The Chamber Singers’ Christmas concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall on WT’s Canyon campus.

Admission is free.

“Many of our numbers will be beloved classic carols arranged with some twists and turns,” said Dr. Sean Pullen, director of choral programs and professor of music in WT’s School of Music. “The intimacy of the FAC recital hall makes a great setting for this concert, which is sure to bring the holiday spirit to our audience.”

Among the selections are “Joy to the World” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” along with several other classic holiday favorites.

A roster is below.

The Chamber Singers’ concert is one of several Christmas-themed activities on campus and in Canyon in coming days.

President Walter V. and Mary Wendler will host their annual Christmas reception for the community at 4 p.m. Nov. 29, followed by the annual Festival of Lights at 6 p.m.

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum’s Christmas Open House will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2, and Canyon Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas in Canyon events will kick off at 4 p.m. Dec. 2, including the Parade of Lights at 6:30 p.m. around the downtown square, followed by the lighting of the Canyon Christmas tree and fireworks.

Plus, WT Opera will stage “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in the Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall; tickets are $10. And the WT Symphony Orchestra’s annual holiday concert, “I Heard the Bells! Music of the Christmas Season,” will be held at 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Admission is free, but tickets are required.

Fostering an appreciation of the arts is a key component of the University’s long-range plan, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World.

That plan is fueled by the historic One West comprehensive fundraising campaign, which reached its initial $125 million goal 18 months after publicly launching in September 2021. The campaign’s new goal is to reach $175 million by 2025; currently, it has raised more than $150 million.


About West Texas A&M University

WT is located in Canyon, Texas, on a 342-acre residential campus. Established in 1910, the University has been part of The Texas A&M University System since 1990. WT, a Hispanic Serving Institution since 2016, boasts an enrollment of about 10,000 and offers 59 undergraduate degree programs and more than 40 graduate degrees, including two doctoral degrees. The University is also home to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in the state and the home of one of the Southwest’s finest art collections. The Buffaloes are a member of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference and offers 14 men’s and women’s athletics programs.



Chamber Singers


Sarah Boydston– Amarillo, TX, Junior, Music Education

McKenna Cooper–Midlothian, TX, Senior, Music Therapy

Geri Dingman—Frisco, TX, Junior, Vocal Performance

Julia Douglas—Wichita, KS, Freshman, Music Therapy

Brinklee Fairchild—Midland, TX, Freshman, Vocal Performance

Grace Gaertner—Whitehouse, TX, Senior, Music Education

Joli Goebel—Amarillo, TX, Junior, Music Therapy

Lia Gonzalez—Brenham, TX, Freshman, Music Therapy

Brooklynn King—Pearland, TX, Sophomore, Vocal Performance

Faith Powell—Amarillo, TX, Junior, Music Education

Sauncy Reddick—Beaver, OK, Senior Music Education


Connor Cooksey—San Antonio, TX, Sophomore, Music Education

Caedon Dietz—Dresden, Germany, Sophomore, Music Technology

Brady Fellers—Borger, TX, Junior, Music Education

Eduardo Guaderrama, Friona, TX, Graduate Student, Choral Conducting

Benjamin Kerley—Amarillo, TX, Freshman, Business Management

Ethan Klein—Sioux Falls, SD, Junior, Computer Information Systems

Elliott Lewis—College Station, TX, Freshman, Music Education

Daniel Taylor—Leander, TX, Senior, Chemistry

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