The Houston Choral Society is a professional-quality civic chorus dedicated to performing great choral music to enrich the soul and advance the choral arts to Houston audiences.
We are a warm, friendly and welcoming group ranging across all ages, professions, and backgrounds. We are also a community with a wide range of musical experience. It is this diversity which has allowed us to thrive for so many years, and we are always ready to accept the refreshing input of new membership. Come join the fun!
HCS rehearses from 7:30-9:30 pm at The Foundry United Methodist Church most Monday evenings from August through mid-May.
Our upcoming 2018-19 Concert Season will include the following concerts:
THE POET SINGS: Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. @ Foundry UMC
A SALUTE TO OUR VETERANS: Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. @ Tallowood Baptist Church
A GLORIOUS CHRISTMAS: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. @ Foundry UMC
HANDEL’S MESSIAH (Chamber Choir): Friday, December 21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. @ Tallowood Baptist Church
MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES: Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. @ Foundry UMC
REQUIEM FOR THE LIVING: Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. @ Foundry UMC
SOUNDS OF WATER (Chamber Choir): Friday, June 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. @ All Saints Catholic Church
OUR NEXT AUDITIONS: Thursday, August 2, beginning at 6:30 PM at Foundry UMC – enter through the back of the Sanctuary building.
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Auditions will be performed in front of an audition panel, including the artistic director and section directors.
Auditions consist of the following:
- Vocalization to hear your upper and lower ranges
- Pitch-memory exercises
- Sight-reading excerpt
- Prepared piece of your choosing (aria, art song, hymn, etc.) – accompanist will be provided
AUDITION APPOINTMENT: Please follow this link to Sign-up Genius to schedule an audition:
Penny Nelson at email@example.com can answer questions about the HCS auditions process.
OUR LOCATION AND SCHEDULE: Auditions, rehearsals, and most of our concerts are held at The Foundry United Methodist Church, 8350 Jones Road, Houston, 77065 about ½ mile north of Highway 290. Regular HCS rehearsals are held every Monday evening from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, unless announced otherwise. Additionally, there may be dress, technical, orchestra and/or sectional rehearsals called before a performance in order to fine-tune the concert.
Please note that HCS members pay semester dues twice a year – see the application form and policies document links below. Also, female members are required to purchase concert attire through HCS, and male singers are required to have a tuxedo for each performance. Scholarship assistance is available for these expenses.