Annelies - The first major choral setting of Anne Frank's diary
Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Annelies - The first major choral setting of Anne Frank's diary

Annelies

Houston Chamber Choir joins the Holocaust Museum Houston to celebrate the reopening of the expanded museum by presenting the first major setting of the Diary of Anne Frank, Annelies, by English composer James Whitbourn.  Hailed as a masterpiece, this work shines new light on a story of the triumph of the human heart over evil. 

Multiple performances will be available for patrons to select from, including opportunities to tour the brand new museum spaces the Holocaust Museum Houston has long awaited to share with the community.

Single tickets for this momentous occasion will go on sale July 15, 2019 at the Holocaust Museum Houston website. Details to come.

Performances Dates:

Sunday, September 22 - 2:00 pm
Sunday, September 22 - 5:00 pm

 
 
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Jukebox Saturday Night
Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

Jukebox Saturday Night

Jukebox Saturday Night

Houston Chamber Choir’s second concert of the season pays tribute to American Bandstand and the carefree days of 1950’s Rock ‘n Roll. The era comes alive as the Chamber Choir sings classic hits by Elvis, Chubby Checker, Pat Boone, The Platters, Connie Francis and so many more! 

This concert is FREE! No ticket purchase required.

Enjoy hillside seating, or for free assigned seating under the canopy, visit MillerOutdoorTheatre.com/seating for details.

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By Local
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

By Local

By Local

Houston’s vibrant and active arts scene is enriched by a growing number of A-List composers.  In our third concert of the season we celebrate their creativity and our good fortune to have them in our midst with a program ranging from jazz and classical works to folk and country, all done with the special polish and commitment for which the Houston Chamber Choir is well known.  This incredible evening showcase will include talks from each of the presenting composers throughout the concert.

Featured composers: Mark Buller, Daniel Knaggs, Pierre Jalbert, Rob Landes, and David Ashley White

Houston Chamber Choir’s Luminary Society will host an after party immediately following the concert.  Full details will be announced to all ticketed patrons.  Guests will enjoy light bites and beverages while mingling with Houston Chamber Choir Singers, Artistic Director Robert Simpson, and the evening’s featured local composers. 

 

PARKING

There is ample parking available to all patrons in the main parking lot of the church.

HANDICAP ACCESS TO SANCTUARY

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.

 


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Christmas at the Villa: Arise, shine, for your light has come!
Dec
14
to Dec 15

Christmas at the Villa: Arise, shine, for your light has come!

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Christmas at the Villa, A Houston Tradition!

The serene beauty of the Chapel of the Villa da Matel is a perfect setting for the enchanting array of traditional carols and new Christmas favorites presented each year by the Houston Chamber Choir. These annual Christmas concerts have become a Houston holiday tradition. 

We’re thrilled to welcome back The Treble Choir of Houston at Christ Church Cathedral, directed by Marianna Parnas-Simpson for our 2:30 PM performances.  This year the outstanding professional bell choir, Houston Bronze, is our special guest for the 5:00 PM performances. 

In the giving spirit of the holidays, we invite patrons to bring items to donate to The Beacon, a nonprofit in downtown Houston that works to end homelessness and restore hope. Needed are disposable razors, new socks, toiletries, medical scrubs and new or gently used bath towels. 

Performance Dates and Times:

Saturday, December 14 - 2:30 PM

Saturday, December 14 - 5:00 PM

Sunday, December 15 - 2:30 PM

Sunday, December 15 - 5:00 PM

 

PARKING

All vehicles must enter through the main gate to the Villa de Matel on Lawndale Street. Free parking is available on site. The parking lot is located in the Northwest corner of the Villa de Matel campus. There will be golf cart shuttles to assist you from the parking lot to the chapel if needed.

 
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21st Annual Hear the Future Invitational Choral Festival
Jan
26
4:00 PM16:00

21st Annual Hear the Future Invitational Choral Festival

21st Annual Hear the Future Invitational Choral Festival

Each year Houston Chamber Choir invites three outstanding school choirs from the Greater Houston area to participate in our annual invitational choral festival.  The featured choirs serve to acknowledge and encourage high standards for all school choirs.  Now entering the festival’s 21st year, thousands of students from over 40 of the area’s finest school choral programs have participated in Hear the Future.

This coming year we are pleased to present the Parker Elementary Advanced Chorus from Houston ISD directed by Marianna Parnas-Simpson, Salyards Middle School from Cypress Fairbanks IDS directed by Amy Moore, and Clements High School Concert Chorale from Fort Bend ISD directed by Janet Menzie & Ryan Bogner.  This free Sunday community concert gives audience members a chance to show their support and appreciation for the outstanding work being done by music educators and their talented singers.  Join us for this uplifting afternoon.  You will agree that the future has never sounded brighter.

Featuring:

Parker Elementary School Advanced Chorus

Salyards Middle School Chorus

Clements High School Concert Chorale

 

This event is free to the public. No ticket is required!

 

PARKING

There is ample parking available to all patrons in the main parking lot of the church.

HANDICAP ACCESS TO SANCTUARY

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.

 
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Circlesong
Feb
22
to Feb 23

Circlesong

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Circlesong

Renowned British composer Bob Chilcott has asked the Houston Chamber Choir to present the world premiere of the revised version of his gripping work, “Circlesong,” a complete life cycle based on indigenous writings.  Set for adult and youth choirs and percussion ensemble, each movement expresses a unique facet of the love and loss that was the Native American experience as our nation expanded westward.  The performances will culminate in the world premier recording of “Circlesong.” 

Houston Chamber Choir’s Luminary Society will host an after party immediately following the February 22, 2020 concert.  Full details will be announced to all ticketed patrons.  Guests will enjoy light bites and beverages while mingling with Houston Chamber Choir Singers, Artistic Director Robert Simpson, and our special guest artists. 

Performance Dates and Times:

Saturday, February 22 - 7:30 PM

Sunday, February 23 - 4:00 PM

This unique concert experience is one not to be missed. For that reason, Houston Chamber Choir invites area high school choirs and their directors to join us as patrons, free of charge. In order to take advantage of this incredible opportunity to hear the premiere of Bob Chilcott’s work presented by the Houston Chamber Choir, please contact Managing Director, Mariam Khalili, to confirm your attendance. Opportunities for attendance are provided on a first come first serve basis.

Email: Mariam@HoustonChamberChoir.org

 

PARKING

There is ample parking available to all patrons in the main parking lot of the church.

HANDICAP ACCESS TO SANCTUARY

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.

 
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Night Vision: Things Seen and Unseen
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

Night Vision: Things Seen and Unseen

Night Vision: Things Seen and Unseen

Wisdom and understanding are gifts of inner contemplation often enhanced by surrounding darkness.  We explore these gifts in a religious context with Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, considered by many to be his greatest work. The poignant reflection by Schiller in “The Night” cast in a famously virtuosic setting by Strauss enables us to experience the richness of evening in another yet still deeply personal way.

Houston Chamber Choir’s Luminary Society will host an after party immediately following the concert.  Full details will be announced to all ticketed patrons.  Guests will enjoy light bites and beverages while mingling with Houston Chamber Choir Singers, Artistic Director Robert Simpson, and our special guest artists. 

Childcare:

For this concert childcare services will be offered to any ticketed patrons who are looking to enjoy date night with their partner, or an evening with friends. This complimentary service is provided courtesy of Christ Church Cathedral, home of the Houston Chamber Choir offices and rehearsal space. We ask all patrons to please book their services with us in advance of the concert. To book, please contact April Harris, Manager of Operations at the Houston Chamber Choir. April@HoustonChamberChoir.org

 

PARKING

There is ample parking available to all patrons in the Episcopal Diocese parking garage located at the corner of Texas Street and San Jacinto Street. Parking is complimentary for all ticketed guests.

 
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Anthracite Fields
May
8
8:00 PM20:00

Anthracite Fields

Anthracite Fields

DA CAMERA, BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS, HOUSTON CHAMBER CHOIR, AND PULITZER PRIZE WINNING COMPOSER, JULIA WOLFE

Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Music, Julia Wolfe’s oratorio sheds light on the experiences of the men and boys who risked, and in many cases, lost their lives underground in the coal mines of Pennsylvania in the early part of the 20th century.  Oral histories, interviews, children’s rhymes and an accompanying original video bring their stories vividly alive. Joining the sensational Bang on a Can All-Stars, Houston Chamber Choir is pleased to collaborate once again with Da Camera Houston to present this important work.

“[Anthracite Fields] captures not only the sadness of hard lives lost…but also of the sweetness and passion of a way of daily life now also lost. The music compels without overstatement. This is a major, profound work.” — The Los Angeles Times

“In Ms. Wolfe’s polished and stylistically assured cantata, the overall coherence of the musical material helped her expressions of outrage to burn cleanly and brightly.” — The New York Times

“My aim with Anthracite Fields is to honor the people who persevered and endured in the Pennsylvania Anthracite coal region during a time when the industry fueled the nation, and to reveal a bit about who we are as American workers.” — Julia Wolfe

Single tickets will be available for purchase through Da Camera beginning August 20, 2019. Subscription tickets available to Houston Chamber Choir Subscribers beginning May 22, 2019 right here at the Houston Chamber Choir website.

 
 
 
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