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Daraja Children’s Choir joins together with athletes

Women's soccer team gather for picture with Daraja Children's Choir from Uganda before an afternoon of soccer. Photo credits: Chelsea Knaack

Randi Heaton, Reporter

April 11, 2019

Between the games and singing, everyone around was grinning ear to ear in the presences of 17 children from Uganda in the Daraja Children’s Choir. The women’s soccer team was able to play soccer with the singers as well as watch them perform. Daraja is a group of children from ages 9-13 that come to ...

Conductor builds confidence through Heaven’s music

Midwestern Singers and Conductor Dale Heidebrecht close the concert with “Cells Planet by Erika Lloyd

Taylor Anderson, Reporter

April 8, 2019

Parents and friends gathered in the Burns Chapel, April 4 to listen to the sweet melodies of the Midwestern Singers. Preparing for two months and meeting three days-a-week, the audience was serenaded at no cost with Stevie Wonder's top hits, "Superstition" and "Don't Worry ‘Bout a Thing." Con...

Midwestern Singers perform spring showcase

Midwestern Singers preform classical pieces for guest at Burns Chapel on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Phot by Francisco Martinez

Brian Lang, Reporter

April 24, 2018

The sounds of tight harmonies and choral music filled Burns Chapel as the Midwestern Singers performed their spring showcase “Spring Flowers.” Led by Dale Heidebrecht, assistant professor of music, the Midwestern Singers sang pieces from nearly all periods in music history. The concert b...

Percussion rings throughout Akin

Gordon Hicken, assistant professor of music, conducts music department students as they performed at the percussion ensemble at Akin Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4, 2017.

Denush Vidanapathirana

December 5, 2017

Captivating music from the drums, xylophones and timpani on stage filled the decorated halls of Akin Auditorium. Directed by Gordon Hicken, assistant professor of music-percussion, the performance also featured two numbers by the combined choirs, and 147 people attended the performance by the pe...

Echoes of Gospel hosts concert in Burns Chapel

Tyler Manning

November 18, 2017

Student organization, Echoes of Gospel, is hosting its first choir concert on Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. in the Burns Chapel. Echoes of Gospel is a new organization that was founded in the spring semester of 2017 by Preston Busby, president of Echoes of Gospel and criminal justice junior. Busby said, "Students...

Elementary school choirs sing at Fantasy of Lights

Students from Fain Elementary School Choir sing at the MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights Dec. 6. Photo by Alyssa Mitchell

Stephen Gomez

December 7, 2016

Lights are on, get them ready. On the steps, at Hardin. It's a cute little sight, the children singing tonight. Jack Frost nipping at their nose. The children of Fain, Wichita Falls Independent School District, Ben Milam Elementary School choirs warmed up the chilly night at 6 p.m. with Christmas ...

Oratorio Chorus presents The Peaceable Kingdom

The Oratorio Chorus performs under the direction of Dale Heidebrecht on Nov. 13. Photo by Emily Simmons

Emily Simmons

November 15, 2016

Young and old voices alike came together to create a message of hope through song during the Oratorio Chorus’ concert Nov. 13. The Oratorio Chorus, directed by Dale Heidebrecht, assistant professor of music, performed for a crowd of more than 100 in Akin Auditorium.“There were moments during the...

Choir to hold concert Dec. 6

Whitney Hogue, vocal education junior, Matt Kohler, vocal education junior, and Alexis Goodman, vocal performance senior, practice one of the pieces for the upcoming Dec. 6 concert. Photo by Yvette Ordonez.

Yvette Ordonez

December 3, 2015

There is a beat and sound coming from inside the walls of Akin Auditorium. Singers of all ages and all walks of life, including students from this school with a future plans of musical careers will fill the place with the sound of music. Three choirs. One concert. "Literally hundreds of hours o...

40 years of holiday cheer kicks off with three concerts

The Fantasy of Lights in front of the Hardin Building on Tuesday night. Fantasy of LIghts is open November 24 through December 28 on Sunday through Thursday from dusk until 10 pm, and Friday through Saturday from dusk until 11 pm. Photo by Rachel Johnson

Courtney Gilder

December 2, 2014

Setting up Fantasy of Lights from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Toys from the Toy Story movies came to life and danced to the series' classic “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” as hundreds of onlookers walked through the opening reception of the 40th anniversary Fantasy of Lights display Nov. 24, on the east Hardin lawn....

Choral groups perform spring concert

Emily Clements, junior in vocal performance, and Budy Ricardson, junior in percussion performance, sing during the final rehearsal for the spring choral concert Tuesday afternoon in Akin Auditorium. Photo by Lauren Roberts

The Wichitan

March 25, 2014

Two university choral groups, 34 singers, performed Tuesday night, singing sacred music, lighter music and secular music. James Schuppener, music professor, said, "If you did a full program with very slow heavy music they might lose interest." After joining the University Singers, a group tha...

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