Howard Payne University’s Dr. Gregory Church, associate professor of music, will be featured as the tenor soloist in a collaborative performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Requiem, K. 626.” The performance will take place at 7 p.m. today in the sanctuary of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Abilene.

Church and three other soloists from the Big Country will perform with the McMurry University Chanters, the St. James Methodist Church of Abilene Choir, the St. Paul United Methodist Church of Abilene Chancel Choir, the Aldersgate United Methodist Church of Abilene Chancel Choir and the First United Methodist Church of Eastland Chancel Choir. Abilene’s Festival Orchestra will perform the instrumental portion of the performance.

The concert will last approximately an hour and will feature many familiar musical selections. The public is invited to attend this free concert.

“Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ is one of my favorite concert pieces to sing,” said Church. “It’s always a joy to sing in Abilene and I’m honored to be the tenor soloist for this performance.”

For more information, contact HPU’s School of Music and Fine Arts at 325-649-8500.

Applications are still being accepted for the fall 2016 semester at Howard Payne University. HPU offers a variety of financial aid options including the Heart of Texas Scholarship, which awards $60,000 to students from Brown County and surrounding counties. For more information about HPU, contact HPU’s Office of Admission at (325) 649-8020 or by e-mail at