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The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore

  • St. Philip Presbyterian Church 4807 San Felipe Street Houston, TX, 77056 United States (map)

Myth and spectacle as told by dancers, instrumentalists and choir.  Featuring the artists of METdance.

In keeping with our mission to provide unique and compelling choral music to the greater community, the Houston Chamber Choir’s third concert of the season presents the work of Gian Carlo Menotti, featuring guest artists from METdance and choreography by Artistic Director Marlana Doyle.  An enchanting 16th-century madrigal comedy sparked Menotti’s genius when he was commissioned by the Library of Congress to write this work in 1956.  Scored for chorus, ten dancers and nine instruments, it depicts three stages in the life of the story's protagonist, a strange poet who keeps mythical creatures as pets. This staged and costumed presentation affords a welcome opportunity to experience the dramatic flair and tunefulness for which Menotti is so well known.  

All patrons are invited to join the performing artists of METdance and the Houston Chamber Choir immediately after the performance has ended for a celebratory affair at Yia Yia Mary's Pappas Mediterranean Kitchen.  Hosted by the Luminary Society, complimentary light bites and drinks will be provided.  This private party will take place on the patio, reserved exclusively for guests of The Unicorn, the Gorgon, and the Manticore!  Yia Yia Mary's is located adjacent to the performance venue, so guests will have the option of walking to the party.  


Online ticketing will close on Saturday, November 17 at 4:00 PM. After that time, tickets will be available for purchase at the door. We accept cash, credit card, and checks.

Thank you!


Ample free parking is available to all patrons in the main parking lot of the church.

The concert will be held in the sanctuary of the church.