The West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra and WVU Choirs will perform in the Division of Musics Annual Scholarship Fundraiser concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (April 26) at the Creative Arts Center.

The concert�€which will be in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre�€will also feature faculty soprano Rebecca Turner and several student soloists.

Turner will sing Richard StraussTill Eulenspiegelsand a collection of songs by the French composer Henri Duparc, with orchestrations by the composer. The orchestra is conducted by Harvey Felder.

In addition, the WVU ensembles will combine to present Franz Joseph Haydns monumental work for choir and orchestra,Missa in angustiis,nicknamed theLord Nelson Mass.Composed in 1798, this work will feature graduate soloists Elizabeth Zell, Kristina Driskill, William Hostutler and undergraduate Daniel Salls.

The Division of Music has been hosting its annual fundraiser more than 40 years. Proceeds from the concert are used to support music scholarships at WVU , as well as to purchase materials and to support travel and musical productions.

WVU s Division of Music has raised the standard of music performance, education and scholarship in the region and beyond since it was founded in 1897, said David Bess, division chair.

During the past two years, faculty members have performed or given presentations in the Czech Republic Poland, Hungary, Germany, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil and Chinain addition to many locations in the United States,he said.Our student ensembles have performed throughout the region and WVU music graduates continue to land good jobs and enter prestigious graduate schools.

Those who donate $50 or more to the Division of Music will receive two free tickets to the concert.

For more information about becoming a Sustaining Sponsor, call the WVU Division of Music at 304-293-4841, ext. 3196.

Tickets are $7 for the general public and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the WVU Box Offices or by calling the 304-293-SHOW.