Past Major Works

PAST REPERTOIRE

The Houston Choral Society has demonstrated versatility and excellence for over 30 years.  The major works we have performed over the years include the following, with a number of the works enjoying repeat performances:

Major Works Performed:

BACH Christmas Oratorio, Magnificat

BARNETT The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass

BEETHOVEN Mass in C Major, Choral Fantasy

BRAHMS Ein deutsches Requiem, Liebeslieder Walzer, op. 52

BRUCKNER Mass No. 2 in E minor

BRYMER Letters from Ireland

COPLAND In the Beginning

DURUFLE Requiem

DVORAK Mass in D Major, Songs of Nature

FINZI In terra pax

GILBERT AND SULLIVAN H.M.S. Pinafore

HANDEL Messiah

HASSLER Missa Secunda

HAYDN Missa in Angustiis (Lord Nelson Mass)

LoCASCIO Mass

MARTIN Mass

MOZART Requiem in D Minor, Coronation Mass, Te Deum, Regina coeli

ORFF Carmina Burana

PINKHAM Christmas Cantata

RACHMANINOFF Vespers, op. 37

RUTTER Gloria

SCHUBERT Mass No. 3 in G Major, Mass No. 6 in E-flat Major, D. 950

SUSA Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest

THOMPSON Frostiana, The Peaceable Kingdom, The Testament of Freedom

VERDI Requiem

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Hodie, Benedicite

VIERNE Solemn Mass

WEBBER Requiem

In addition to major choral works, the Houston Choral Society performs a wide variety of repertoire, drawing from unaccompanied pieces, Broadway, popular song, opera, folk songs, and spirituals.  The ensemble is committed to performing new and recent compositions by today’s leading choral composers.  Featured composers have included Dan Forrest, Ola Gjeilo, Eric Whitacre, Ivo Antognini, Daniel Gawthrop, Morton Lauridsen, Adolphus Hailstork, and John Rutter.