Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Britt Hochhausler
PORTALES--The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University will
present a recital by Thomas Poole, an alumnus of ENMU, at 7 p.m. on
Thursday, Oct. 9 in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. It is a scholarship
fundraiser for the Department during Homecoming week.
Mr. Poole is a critically acclaimed tenor who has performed with the New
York City Opera, the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Opera, and the
Warsaw Symphony. He was acclaimed by Opera News for his role as Nemorino in
"L'Elisir D'Amore." Currently, he is chairman of the Department of Voice at
the University of Northern Colorado.
Mr. Poole graduated from ENMU in 1965 with a bachelor of music education
degree in 1965. He is currently on the Alumni Association Board of
Dr. Jeanie Wozencraft-Ornellas, professor of music and acclaimed soprano,
will perform with Mr. Poole for the second half of the performance.
The concert will feature nostalgic pieces from past Swanee shows and college
days. The first half will showcase Mr. Poole's critically acclaimed opera
and classical repertoire. The second half will include solos and duets from
Sigmund Romberg and Jerome Kern musicals.
Admission is free and open to the public. Donations to the ENMU Department
of Music Scholarships are welcome.
For more information, contact the Department of Music at 505-562-2377.