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This Is Why I Sing

  • South Main Baptist Church 4100 Main Street Houston, TX, 77002 United States (map)

Featured Guest Artists: Kinder HSPVA Chorale and Director Shannon Carter, and the Parker Elementary School Advanced Chorus and Director Marianna Parnas-Simpson

Houston Chamber Choir’s 23rd Season opens with a concert that illustrates the joy of musicians, highlighting our singers’ favorite pieces.  These are the compositions that remind us why we love to sing.  This will be an evening of “the best of the best” by composers like Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre and Bob Chilcott, along with John Tavener and Arvo Pärt.  The Kinder HSPVA Chorale under the direction of Shannon Carter, and the Parker Elementary School Advanced Chorus under the direction of Marianna Parnas-Simpson will be our featured guests as they present pieces that have kindled their youthful love for singing.  Patrons will be encouraged to participate throughout the summer of 2018 by submitting their favorite songs for consideration. Select pieces will also be conducted by distinguished composer and conductor Dominick DiOrio and Houston Chamber Choir Conducting Intern Brian Cook.

Subscribers will be invited to attend a private pre-concert reception to celebrate the beginning of the 23rd season and will have the opportunity to meet and speak with members of the Houston Chamber Choir and Artistic Director, Robert Simpson.

Immediately following the concert, all ticketed patrons are encouraged to attend the Season Opener After Party. Details will be provided at the time tickets are mailed. We look forward to beginning a fabulous new season with our friends!


Ample free parking is available to all patrons in the main parking lot of South Main Baptist Church.


Enter in through the Welcome Center, located to the right of the sanctuary. Go around the stairs and take the elevator up to level 2. Turn right after exiting the elevator and go through the doors and the sanctuary is located at the bottom of the ramp.