ENMU briefs — Sept. 1

ENMU choirs CD on sale Eastern New Mexico University choirs are selling a CD of live recordings from the past five years as a fundraiser for a spring trip to New York City. The cost is $20. The University Singers, Chamber Singers, 2006 Alumni Choir, European Tour Choir and several solos are featured, said Director […]

PHS choir is runner-up in state competition

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor A state-wide choir competition had never been held in New Mexico until this year. Portales High School’s choir took advantage of the chance to compete and came away as the runner-up in Class 3A.

Handbell concert set for Saturday

The peal of bells will sound across Portales Saturday during the 15th annual Eastern New Mexico Fall Handbell Festival. The festival will feature 12 handbell choirs. The groups hail from Clovis, Portales, Levelland, Texas, Lovington, Eunice, Tucumcari, Roswell, Ruidoso, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, according to the press release. The program will include massed ringing pieces […]

ENMU presents concert

PNT Staff The Eastern New Mexico University symphonic band and choirs will perform two holiday concerts Friday at the University Theatre Center. The performances also feature guest harpist Cameron Huster from New York City, who will be accompanying the choirs. “It will be a great event for everyone,” said Jason Paulk, assistant professor of music […]

Handbells mark holiday tradition

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By Kevin Wilson Before she began conducting the Eastern New Mexico Handbell Festival, Valerie Stephenson asked how many audience members were there to watch a relative — in other words, as she quipped soon after, how many would be in trouble had they not attended. A little more than an hour later, Stephenson said the […]