A standing ovation follows the performance of the MOSC

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Midland Odessa Symphony and Chorale art file from its 57th season at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.

Crystal Radford/Courtesy of MOSC

“Hope for the Living, A Concert of Remembrance,” performed by the 30-member Midland-Odessa Symphony Chorale on April 2, was an evening to remember.

Conducted by Gershom Garcia, the program featured a mix of classic works and modern selections, beginning with Gregorio Allegri’s “Miserere” and ending with Will Todd’s “A Celtic Blessing”. Joseph Fierro sang the tenor’s haunting vocals in “Miserere.” Outstanding solos were performed by choir members Frances Martinez, Rachel Holder, Ashley Skinner, Cristian Garrett and Julie Wood.


Eriks Esenvalds’ performance “My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose”, featuring Lyndsay Eibert on flute and soloists Josiah Garcia, Martinez and Charlie Correa, was also well received.

The sold-out concert at the Rea-Greathouse Recital Hall, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, featured a children’s choir, Voices of the Permian Basin. Directed by Emily Baker, the memorable Voices performance featured a solo by Keller Baker.

The choir was accompanied by members of the Midland-Odessa Symphony. Toward the end of the program, Wood’s fiery rendition of Albert E. Brumley’s “I’ll Fly Away” electrified the recital hall. A well-deserved standing ovation closed the show.

Former Reporter-Telegram Arts editor George Temple presented this review of the MOSC event last weekend.

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