Saturday, October 1, 2016, 7:30 PM
Under the leadership of our new Artistic Director, Dr. Kevin Klotz, the 75 member ensemble will perform the vigorous Sing a Mighty Song by American composer Daniel Gawthrop; the joyous O Clap Your Hands based on Psalm 47 by renowned English Composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams; the rousing Sanctus from Requiem by French composer Maurice Duruflé; and works by other composers, including Joseph M. Martin, David Dickau, and Jeffery Ames.
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 7:30 PM
Handel composed Messiah (1741) in the span of a total of twenty-four days! From beautiful solos to dramatic choruses, come see why this oratorio has become one of the best-known and most cherished choral works of all time. Our performance will include the Christmas portion of Messiah along with the popular “Hallelujah” Chorus.
Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 12 at 3:00 PM
Celebrate with us the rich and varied repertoire of American choral music, featuring Randall Thompson’s Frostiana (Seven Country Songs). Thompson is often remembered as the Dean of American Choral Composers because of his great achievements in choral music. Our own Dr. Kevin Klotz will present the pre-concert lecture and give us insight into the music and legacy of Randall Thompson.
Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 PMOur Pre-Concert Lecture will begin at 7:00 PM and will be presented by St.John Flynn, Houston Public Media personality and author.This concert features soloists Cynthia Clayton, Sonja Bruzauskas, Nicholas Szoeke, and Leon Turner.
Come feel like royalty—or at least like you’re in the presence of royalty—as these magnificent and regal works are performed in all their splendor!
- Music from royal occasions!
- Handel’s Coronation Anthem No. 1, “Zadok the Priest,” used at every British coronation since 1727
- Mozart’s Mass in C Major, K. 317 “Coronation,” performed at the coronation of Leopold II as King of Bohemia in 1791
- John Rutter’s “This is the Day,” composed for the marriage ceremony of Prince William and Kate Middleton
- Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “O Taste and See,” composed for the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
- C. Hubert Parry’s “I was Glad When They Said Unto Me,” composed for the coronation of King Edward VII in 1902.