Why does Houston need a professional choir?
It's a question Robert Simpson, founder and artistic director of the Houston Chamber Choir, fielded often back in 1995, when for every one person who said, “Please bring a professional choir back to Houston,” there was another around to say, “We tried it. It didn’t work. Save your time.”
Luckily, Simpson ignored the naysayers and was rewarded when the choir was named the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, as was announced on April 6.
Published in Houston Press online on April 12, 2018.