SAN SABA - Stephen Goacher, professor of music at Howard Payne University, will perform in concert with Dr. Wayne Oquin, professor of piano and composition at New York City's famed Julliard School of Music, at 7 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of San Saba.

Goacher and Oquin will perform "Quartet for the End of Time," by French composer Oliver Messiaen (1908-92). Joining the ensemble will be international violin soloist, Yo Yo Fann, who is also associated with the Julliard School, and is currently appearing as soloist with orchestras in South America.

Messiaen was interned in a German prison of war camp in 1940, where he discovered among his fellow prisoners a clarinetist, a violinist and a violoncellist. Adding his piano to the other instruments, Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time" was first performed for their 5,000 fellow prisoners in 1941. The piece, critically acclaimed as one of the most significant chamber music compositions of the 20th century, is inspired by Chapter 10 of the Book of Revelation, and musically depicts the descent of the seventh angel, at the sound of whose trumpet the mystery of God will be consummated, and who announces "that there should be time no longer."

The concert is being offered in honor of Danny Ingram, who is celebrating his 15th anniversary as minister of music at San Saba's First Baptist Church. One of Ingram's oft-stated goals as a music Mminister is "to bring art to the church."

Other compositions on the San Saba Concert include the "Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Opus 109" by Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by Oquin. Goacher will perform sacred compositions from his 2008 Nashville CD, "Leaving A Testimony," on flute, oboe and English horn.

The concert is free and the public is invited.

Stephen Goacher, Professor of Music at Howard Payne University will perform in concert with Dr. Wayne Oquin, Professor of Piano and Composition at New York City's famed Julliard School of Music at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at the First Baptist Church of San Saba.

Mr. Goacher and Dr. Oquin will perform Quartet for the End of Time, by French composer Oliver Messiaen (1908-92). Joining the ensemble will be international violin soloist, Yo Yo Fann, also associated with the Julliard School, and currently appearing as soloist with orchestras in South America.

Composer Oliver Messiaen was interned in the German prison of war camp in 1940, where he discovered among his fellow prisoners a clarinetist, a violinist and a violoncellist. Adding his piano to the other instruments, Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time was first performed for their 5,000 fellow prisoners in 1941. The Quartet for the End of Time, critically acclaimed as one of the most significant chamber music compositions of the 20th century, is inspired by Chapter 10 of the Book of Revelation, and musically depicts the descent of the seventh angel, at the sound of whose trumpet the mystery of God will be consummated, and who announces "that there should be time no longer."

The Sunday Evening Concert is in honor of Mr. Danny Ingram, who is celebrating his 15th Anniversary as Minister of Music at San Saba's First Baptist Church. One of Mr. Ingram's oft-stated goals as a Music Minister is "to bring art to the church." Other compositions on the San Saba Concert include the Piano Sonata #30 in E Major, Opus 109 by Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by Dr. Oquin. Mr. Goacher will perform sacred compositions from his 2008 Nashville CD, "Leaving A Testimony" on flute, oboe, and English Horn. The concert is free and the public is invited.