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Bravo! ‘New Directions’ Series Continues with Michael Martin Murphey and Dr. Shana Mashego, Soprano & The Sacred Ensemble

October 30, 2015

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Tickets will go on sale Monday, Nov. 2, at 9 a.m. for two exciting concerts which are part of the “Furgason Bravo! Series – New Directions” at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

  • Michael Martin Murphey will return for the 11th  consecutive year with his

“Cowboy Christmas Concert” on Monday, Dec. 7. Reserved seating tickets range from $22-$32 with $7 tickets for children and TAMU-CC students with valid SandDollar$ ID.

  • Dr. Shana Mashego, Soprano & The Sacred Ensemble will showcase their performance and preservation of the Christian hymn Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. General admission tickets are $10. Tickets are $5 for children and TAMU-CC students with valid SandDollar$ ID.

Both shows are at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center on campus.  

Michael Martin Murphey                                                                        

Murphey, the “Singing Cowboy Poet,” broke ground in 1987 with his innovative Christmas show. During his concert, Murphey mixes Christmas classics such as “Joy to the World,” “Go Tell it on the Mountain,” and “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,” with country holiday favorites like “Christmas Cowboy Style,” “The Cowboy Christmas Ball” and “Two-Step Round the Christmas Tree.” Murphey, who is best known for his 1975 hit, “Wildfire,” is not only the number one, best-selling singer/songwriter of American Cowboy Music, he’s one of the world’s most respected singer/songwriters in the Pop and Country-Western field. His nostalgic, down-home, inspirational Christmas show appeals to a broad cross-section of fans and, each year, he plays before large audiences in more than 40 cities across the country.

Dr. Shana Mashego, Soprano & The Sacred Ensemble

 Mashego created the Hymn Project; a classical worship concept that encompasses the performance and preservation of the Christian hymn.  The Hymn Project includes traditional Christian hymns set for soprano and various string orchestrations such as settings for soprano and string quartet and settings for soprano and full piano quintet. Mashego and her ensemble anticipate that this concept grows into a worldwide revival of the Christian hymn. Mashego's friends of many years in the group include Christopher Hanson, first violinist and orchestral arranger; Gary Mitchell, pianist and arranger; Jose Pecina, second violinist; Frederick McBride, violist; and Kareem Goode, cellist.

The 2015-2016 Bravo! Series is generously supported in part by the donors to the Gloria and Robert R. Furgason Bravo! Series for the Performing Arts, Whataburger and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s School of Arts, Media, and Communication, the College of Liberal Arts and the Office of Student Engagement & Success.

For more information, visit; or contact Dr. Lari Young at 361.825.2787.