All Seats Taken For Vienna Boys Choir Concert
HILLSBORO – Demand has never been greater to attend a performance at Hill College’s Vara Martin Daniel Performing Arts Center. When it was announced that the internationally acclaimed Vienna Boys Choir would perform October 28, Music Director Phil Lowe’s phone began to ring.
Since the concerts have always been free, Lowe knew he would have to come up with a way to manage the limited seating available. The center has 400 fixed seats, and Lowe estimates he can fit in another 50 or so folding chairs. So, it was decided that seats would have to be reserved in advance.
As of Wednesday, September 12, Lowe had reserved 470 tickets and he still had more requests on his desk. So, there are no more seats for the Vienna Boys Choir.
“This is difficult because we’ve never had to turn people away before. But we have only so many seats,” Lowe said, adding that anyone who shows up without a ticket on the night of the performance will be seated only if seats are available.
Lowe is keeping a “waiting list” of anyone who would like to be considered for tickets that may go unclaimed.
Seating should still be available without reservations, though, for the remainder of the Performing Arts Series, including:
- Baltimore Consort, February 10, performing the early music of English/Schottish heritage such as traditional balladry and dance tunes preserved in the Appalachian mountains and Nova Scotia.
- Cashore Marionettes, February 17, moving and humorous performances of these marvelous “puppets” have astounded international audiences with unmatched artistry, grace and refinement of movement.
- Baylor Bella Voce, March 24, a highly select choral ensemble of 42 women performing a wide variety of music from various style periods and genres.
All performances take place at 7:30 p.m., on the dates indicated in the Governor Bill Daniels Auditorium of the Vara Martin Daniel Performing Arts Center, just behind the Texas Heritage Museum on the Hillsboro Campus, and are free and open to the public. A reception will follow each event in the South PAC. More information on the series is available by visiting www.hillcollege.edu/info/performingartsseries.
Performances are free, but those who wish to support the Hill College Performing Arts Series, are invited to become a BENEFACTOR ($100), a SUSTAINER ($50), a PATRON ($25), or a SUPPORTER ($10) of the Hill College Performing Arts Series. Those who donate $1,000 or more will become LIFETIME BENEFACTORS. Names of lifetime benefactors, benefactors, sustainers, patrons and supporters appear in each program. Donations may be sent to: Hill College Music Dept., Attention: Phillip Lowe, 112 Lamar Dr., Hillsboro, TX, 76645. Please make checks payable to Hill College.