Hill College

Performing Arts Series

Celebrating 22 years of the Hill College Performing Arts Series

In the 1993-94 academic year the Hill College Performing Arts Series presented its first season of concerts on the Hillsboro campus. The series began with the help of Dr. William Auvenshine and the initial seed money from Hill College as well as help from Scotty Cason in enlisting community leader support. From the beginning it was decided that the series would be free to the public and that donations from the public and financial help from Hill College would be our only means of support. From a very modest initial budget of $2,000, support, both financial and in attendance, has grown tenfold in the past twenty years.

The Performing Arts Series presents four to six programs per year to students, faculty, staff and the community.  These free-admission programs bring outstanding performing artists of all genres to Hillsboro each year and, in addition to the concerts, allows for those in attendance to interact with the artists in the receptions which follow each event.

Baylor Symphony

The Baylor Symphony

Thurs., September 24, 2015
7:30 p.m.

The Baylor Symphony has an extensive performance schedule on and off campus, annually presenting four concerts of standard orchestral repertoire, a full opera production, and other events such as concerto accompaniments, new music readings and choral/orchestral collaborations. The orchestra also presents a series of children's concerts each year to an audience of over 6000 Waco area school children, an unbroken tradition since 1946.

For more information on the Baylor Symphony, visit them online at Baylor Symphony.

The Hot Club of San Francisco

The Hot Club of San Francisco

Tues., October 20, 2015
7:30 p.m.

Imagine yourself in the idyllic French countryside in the 1930's. Sometime before dark, a gypsy caravan sets up camp in a field outside of town, luring the locals out for an evening’s fun. The wanderers travel with a film projector, pointing it at the side of a barn. As the images flicker to life beneath the stars, gypsy musicians play their guitars and fiddles, matching every movement on the screen with characteristic virtuosity, passion and humor. Reviving this lost entertainment, The Hot Club of San Francisco presents Cinema Vivant, an evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing.

For more information on The Hot Club of San Francisco, visit them online here.

Central Texas Choral Society

Central Texas Choral Society

Tues., December 1, 2015
7:30 p.m.

CTCS members come from communities throughout Central Texas and consists of over 160 singers from all walks of life - stay-at-home moms; business leaders and community activists; faculty from all levels of education; even high school singers who want to have a different musical experience. 

Read more about the Central Texas Choral Society here.

Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir

TBA, March, 2016
7:30 p.m.

Established in 1988, Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir is a growing ministry. They travel around Texas singing and doing community service. Their goal is to minister through music, experience personal spiritual growth, and effectively touch the lives of others. Each year we hold an annual Gospel Fest, which includes other college gospel choirs and a guest clinician.

For more information on the Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir, visit them online here.

The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told

The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told

Mon., April 11, 2016
7:30 p.m.

This Off-Broadway improvised, interactive musical pirate adventure is "Pirates of the Caribbean" meets "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" with a splash of "Monty Python" and "Mad Libs" tossed in.   Perfect for kids age 4 to 104, the show has "more laughs than there are bones in Davy Jones' locker" according to the NY Times, was nominated as"Best Family Show 2014" by the Off-Broadway Alliance, and its producer was nominated for a Tony Award for Educational Excellence.

Learn more about The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told here.

Supporting the Hill College Performing Arts Series

If you would like to support the Hill College Performing Arts Series, you are invited to become a BENEFACTOR ($100.00), a SUSTAINER ($50.00), a PATRON ($25.00), or a SUPPORTER ($10.00) of the Hill College Performing Arts Series. Also, for a donation of $1,000 or more you can become a LIFETIME BENEFACTOR. Names of Lifetime Benefactors, Benefactors, Sustainers, Patrons, and Supporters appear in each program. You may send your donation to:

Hill College Music Dept.
Attention: Phillip Lowe
112 Lamar Dr.
Hillsboro, TX 76645

Or give online at www.hillcollege.edu/giving.
Select "Performing Arts Center" as your gift designation.

Whether or not you support the series with a monetary gift, we hope you will support the series with your presence and invite others to wonderful evenings of entertainment at Hill College.