Season Information

2014-2015 Concert Season

Postcards from America

Dates/Times: Saturday, October 4, 2014, 7:30 PM. Sunday Matinee, October 5, 2014, 3:00 PM.
Venue: Foundry United Methodist Church at 8350 Jones Road at Highway 290, Houston, Texas

The Houston Choral Society will begin its 27th concert season with a patriotic and joyful tribute to America. Join us on a journey across the country!

Our performance will start off by celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of our national anthem,

“The Star-Spangled Banner,” followed by “America the Beautiful” and “This is My Country.”

In honor of our United States military men and women, we will sing a series of pieces that will stir your soul and move your mind towards thankfulness for those who gave their lives and those who continue to serve. This series includes the very moving song, “Blades of Grass and Pure White Stones,” along with the vibrant medley called “A Tribute to the Armed Services.”  If you have served in one of the branches, please plan to wear your uniform to the concert.

Collect your postcards in the second half of the concert as we “travel” to places like Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia and entertain you with some favorites like “The Tennessee Waltz,” “My Old Kentucky Home,” “Georgia On My Mind,” and the toe-tapping “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta have a Fiddle in the Band).” Our evening of tribute to America will end as the audience joins the choir to sing “God Bless America.”

On Saturday Evening, please join us at 7:00 PM for an informative pre-concert lecture.

 

Choral Invitational

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 28 2014, 7:00 PM
Venue: Foundry United Methodist Church at 8350 Jones Road at Highway 290, Houston, Texas

This season we will have another connection with Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, specifically with three of the high schools and their choirs. Cypress-Lakes, Cypress-Springs, and Langham Creek High Schools will join us in a concert on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at 7:00 PM. Each high school choir will delight you with its own selections of music, and we will culminate the evening with a combined work to be performed by all of the groups. Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is well-known for producing award-winning choirs, and you will experience this excellence by attending this event – The Houston Choral Society Invitational. Please join us if you can. There will be no tickets for this concert.

 

A Christmas Potpourri

Date/Time: Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:30 PM
Venue: Foundry United Methodist Church located at 8350 Jones Road at Highway 290, Houston, Texas

The Houston Choral Society’s Christmas concert is always an audience favorite. This season’s offerings will include what you have come to expect, like “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah, “O Holy Night” with our fabulous soloist Ramona Holland, and “The Present,” along with our newest audience-participation tradition, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Which day will you be—4 Calling Birds, 7 Swans A-swimming, 11 Pipers Piping? Don’t miss the excitement!

We will bring you the powerful Gloria by John Rutter. Said to be one of Rutter’s best sacred works, Gloria captures the essence of God’s beauty and grace with its contemporary harmonies and catchy rhythms.

After the concert, join us for our holiday “goodies” reception where singers and audience guests can mingle and enjoy visiting. Make sure you are a part of this beginning to the holiday season.

Please plan to join us for our annual holiday reception after the concert.

 

Carmina Burana

Date/Time: Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:30 PM
Venue: Foundry United Methodist Church at 8350 Jones Road at Highway 290, Houston, Texas

The Houston Choral Society’s 27th season will come to a finale with Carl Orff ’s Carmina Burana. With its driving rhythms and delicate melodies, Carmina Burana is most likely the composition that put Orff on the musical map. He stunned the musical world with the genius of this piece based on a 13th-century manuscript discovered in the library of the Benediktbeuern Monastery.

Our performance of this magnificent work will include two pianos, timpani, and 5 percussionists. Guest soloists will be: Baritone–Brendan Emig; Soprano– Jessica Tisdale; Tenor–Gilad Paz.

Help us complete a fabulous choral season by joining us for this final concert!

Please join us at 7:00 PM for an informative pre-concert lecture.

You may purchase tickets online for the full 2014-15  season or for individual concerts through the links on the page Buy Tickets.

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