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One ROCKSTAR Anonymous Donor pledged $30,000 towards our Summer Campaign, under the condition that together we raise $60,000, and our community of supporters made it happen!!!

Dear Friends and Supporters of the Houston Chamber Choir:

WE DID IT! Together we've raised more than $60,000 in funds as part of the Summer Campaign and have officially matched every dollar!

Houston Chamber Choir is an award-winning professional ensemble that operates as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Incredible supporters allow us the privilege of serving our community and fulfilling our mission each and every year. Hear from our artists and directors in this special message to our community and learn more about what inspires our team.
Our aim as a choir is to:

Not just to sing AT people, but to encourage the listener to come on a journey with us. Our aim is to create an experience where every voice in the choir speaks in tandem to the souls of every member in the audience.
— Jennifer Crippen, Alto, Houston Chamber Choir

We’ve exceeded our goal by $1,850!

Last Updated: 3:30 PM 10/7/2019

$60,000 Matching Gift Challenge

This season we need our community’s support more than ever as we plan the trip of a lifetime! Become an official sponsor of our trip to Auckland, New Zealand by donating today. In July of 2020, we will represent our community on the world stage as part of the 12th World Symposium on Choral Music, fondly referred to as the ‘Choral Olympics’ hosted by the International Federation for Choral Music. This prestigious honor has been bestowed to just 24 choirs selected from 179 professional ensembles across the world.

Additionally, a charitable contribution to the Houston Chamber Choir is a gift that will delight and inspire many across our community and will impact our diverse range of artists all season long. This year we are expanding our season to include 14 performances instead of our traditional 11 performances, and growing our Choir roster from 20 singers to 24. The season includes collaborations with Holocaust Museum Houston, Da Camera, composers Bob Chilcott and James Whitbourn, and others.

Click to view the official New Zealand travel page for the Choir!

Thank you to the following generous donors who have contributed to our Summer Campaign:



$5,000 +

Jan and Rick Kellogg

$2,000 +

Marianna and Robert Simpson

$1,000 +

Linnet F. Deily

Fairfax and Risher Randall, in honor of Marianna and Robert Simpson

Florence H. Ray, in honor of Robert Simpson

Benjamin Warren, in honor of Marianna and Robert Simpson


Vidisha Prasad, in loving memory of Kamalini Saran

Mandy and William McKenzie

Nancy Younger and Veet Kruka

Claudia Gee and David Vassar

Meredith and Ralph Stone

$500 +

Marilyn and Ted Flick

Emily W. Griffin

Rachel and Warren Ellsworth

Diane and Harry Webb

Joshua Wilson

David Ashley White

Donald E. Hess

$250 +

Cece and Mack Fowler

Laurie Reynolds, in honor of Ryan Stickney

Louis Wu

Kathy and Andre Jackson

Carol and Jerry Gruber

Martha Palmer

Carrie and Chris OSullivan

Floyd Robinson

Sharon Davis and Bill Morrison

Frank Hood, in honor of Robert Simpson

Wendy and Philip Bentlif

Rachel and Bud Frazier

Judy and Rob Mood

Tina and David Davies

Frank M. Busch, Jr.

$100 +

Mr. H. Talbot Cooley

Jack Byrom

Martha and Charles Williams

Dr. Anne Schnoebelen

W. Clarke Gormley

Mariam Khalili and Alex Lopez

Jack Hurt

Clipper Hamrick

Blanche M. Harrison

Madeleine Hussey, in memory of Lynn Lethcoe

Caroline Ellsworth

Eddie Quaid

Cindy Seeman

Joe LoCicero

Greg Goedecke

Duane Fuchser

Richard Brown

Patti de Groot and Marc Puppo

Charlotte Jones

Amanda and Jacob Malinoff

Terri and Mike Kruse

Aurin Tesoro

Sue Orrell

April and Phillip Harris



Alphonso Seals

Derrick Bready

Dr. Isabelle Ganz, in memory of Mr. Abbie Lipschutz

Tanya Gee, in honor of Wayne Ashley

Weston Rembert

Dorothy and Sam Crocker

Mary Welch

Dorothy and Joe McLemore

Elaine Lynn


Carolyn and Rod Murrow, Randy Murrow and Jay Bhowmick, Glenda Fontenot and Pat Hardesty, Mary Jane Holm, Carol Lee, Lannis Kirkland, Reba Kochersperger, in memory of John Williams, Marie and Brian Miller, Elizabeth Zivley, Ryan Stickney, Jeffrey Ragsdale, Matthew Mazzola, Joan McKirachan, Gabriel Chona Rueda, Sarah Bouse, Emily Douglass, Aida Gonzalez, Alina Slavik, Milton Magness, James Roberts, Jocelyn Hagen, Caryn Vukelich, Melissa Ayers, Maggie Corcoran, Anonymous, Rebecca Castillo


Give to the Annual Fund

Your generous gift is applied to many important areas throughout the year such as:

  • Fully compensating each and every one of our Choir members as well as hired instrumentalists, dancers, and the other special guest artists presented each season!

  • Funding allows us to present all of our concerts throughout the year, including free performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre where thousands of Houstonians are welcome to enjoy an evening of music, and our annual invitational choral festival, Hear the Future which impacts hundreds of school age children each year.

  • Our educational outreach programs that serve students of all ages, from elementary school to graduate school. Our education programs benefit students and their music educators on a variety of levels!

  • Future recording projects and new works and commissions. In the last 12 months we have released two albums, Behold The Star! Christmas at the Villa, a CD featuring selections from Villa performances over the years, and The Complete Choral Works of Maurice Duruflé, recorded with world renowned organist Ken Cowan, released by Signum Classics! Your support allows us to continue these important projects!

The Houston Chamber Choir again confirmed itself as one of the jewels of the city’s cultural scene.
— Everett Evans, Houston Chronicle

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Houston Chamber Choir is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Tax ID Number: 76-0480936

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For information regarding all gift opportunities please contact: 

Mariam KhaliliManaging Director of the Houston Chamber Choir