EARLY — Howard Payne University’s Concert Choir concluded its five-day Spring Tour Tuesday afternoon at Early High School, performing for a group of high school and middle school students in the school’s cafetorium.
    The 23-member choir’s conductor, Assistant Professor Of Music Dr. Chris Rosborough, brought a touch of humor as the choir performed several songs from its Spring Tour program. Dr. Elizabeth Wallace accompanied the choir on a piano.
    Dr. Greg Church and his wife, Dr. Celiste Church, accompanied on a couple of songs.
    Rosborough, an HPU graduate, is in his first year as assistant music professor and choir director at HPU. Rosborough talked to the high school and middle school students between songs and urged them to consider attending college at the Brownwood school.
    The choir began its Spring Tour Friday morning and performed in Tyler, Marshall, Plano, Fort Worth, Granbury and in two Arkansas cities. The choir performed Tuesday morning at Brownwood High School and gave its final performance of the Spring Tour Tuesday afternoon at Early High.
    Before the choir began singing, Rosborough asked the middle school students to raise their hands. “Light of tomorrow — I love that,” Rosborough said.
    He then asked for high school students to raise their hands.
    “Light of today,” Rosborough told the students.