Many, many years ago, when you said the word 'culture' in Victoria and the surrounding area, everyone thought you meant 'agri'... as in 'agriculture'. This is definitely not the case anymore. It hasn't been the case for quite some time. Victoria continues to offer a wide array of  performance and concert possibilties ranging from country to classical and everything in between. Friday evening will prove to be yet another opportunity to expand Victoria's 'fine arts'  horizon.

The Victoria College Choir will join the Victoria Civic Chorus and the accompanying Chamber Orchestra on Friday evening at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. This concert will feature work from "Requiem" by Karl Jenkins. Marylynn Fletcher will conduct the 50-voice choir and orchestra

The Victoria Advocate reports, "Jenkins takes an untraditional approach to his requiem," said Fletcher in a news release. OC Garza, who volunteers with the choir, said the contemporary composer Jenkins strikes a great balance. "It's a great mix of traditional themes with diverse, eclectic movements," he said.

Flautist Martha Fabrique, of San Antonio, will be a featured soloist who will give a short demonstration of the shakuhachi flute. Fabrique is a world-recognized performer and scholar of the Japanese flute. She gave performances and lectures at the World Shakuhachi Festival in 2008 in Sydney, Australia.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday WHERE: Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 4102 N. Ben Jordan, Victoria COST: $5 TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Tickets may be purchased at the Our Saviour's Lutheran Church office, from any chorus member or at the door.