Recap: Houston Chamber Choir 23rd Season Kick-off Party

Recap: Houston Chamber Choir 23rd Season Kick-off Party

Some 85 Houston Chamber Choir supporters and singers mixed and mingled on a late Sunday afternoon to celebrate the Choir’s 23rd season, Art & Soul, with a first-ever season kick-off party. Guests enjoyed libations, including wine and beer, along with a delicious spread by Local Foods, in Greenwood King Properties’ striking lobby space in Upper Kirby, generously arranged by GK Associate Nancy Younger Kruka, a long-time Houston Chamber Choir supporter, and GK Associate Elaine Ellender.

Houston Chamber Choir Announces Diverse 2018-2019 Season, “Art & Soul”

Houston Chamber Choir Announces Diverse 2018-2019 Season, “Art & Soul”

HOUSTON, May 18, 2018 – Houston Chamber Choir is pleased to announce its 23rd season, “Art and Soul,” with a diverse and compelling repertoire featuring exciting guest artists and scholars. For the 2018-2019 season, the Chamber Choir performs with the Kinder HSPVA Chorale and director Shannon Carter, the Parker Elementary School Advanced Chorus and director Marianna Parnas-Simpson, guest artist Kim Nazarian of New York Voices, Musiqa, Apollo Chamber Players and University of Houston scholar and author Dr. Jeffrey Sposato.

Houston Chamber Choir presents Mind Craft: Gamesmanship, Eloquence, and Surprise in the Renaissance, with guest conductor Alexander Blachly on Feb. 24

Houston Chamber Choir presents Mind Craft: Gamesmanship, Eloquence, and Surprise in the Renaissance, with guest conductor Alexander Blachly on Feb. 24

Houston Chamber Choir presents Mind Craft: Gamesmanship, Eloquence, and Surprise in the Renaissance with guest conductor Alexander Blachly, Ph.D. Of the hundreds of works performed by Dr. Blachly’s ensemble Pomerium over the course of 43 years, this program contains a selection of his favorites by some of the leading composers of the Renaissance, from Josquin Desprez, the great master of imitative polyphony and musical canons, and Henricus Isaac, famed wizard of counterpoint, to Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, and the uncannily modern, tortured genius Carlo Gesualdo.

Chamber Choir Performs with Hans Zimmer Live on Tour!

Chamber Choir Performs with Hans Zimmer Live on Tour!

This past Friday, July 14, members of the Houston Chamber Choir performed with Hans Zimmer Live on Tour at the Smart Financial Center in Houston. The concert featured popular movie scores composed by Zimmer, including music from The Lion King, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dark Knight, and Interstellar.

Elena Sharkova Takes Audiences on a Musical Journey Through the Russian Soul

Brilliant young conductor Elena Sharkova leads Houston Chamber Choir in a concert entitled “A Window into the Russian Soul." The program will explore the depths of the mysterious Russian soul in a moving concert featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and the Houston premiere of Chimes by Valery Gavrillin.

Five Concert Subscription Series Designed to Attract Young Professionals

Five Concert Subscription Series Designed to Attract Young Professionals

Ars Lyrica Houston, Da Camera, Houston Chamber Choir, Mercury, and River Oaks Chamber Orchestra collaborate in a five-concert subscription series designed to attract young professionals. The series, called Circle of Fifths, includes special event invitations, backstage tours, a ‘bring a friend’ pass, complimentary drinks, and opportunities to mix and mingle with other concert-goers.

Christian McBride Performs Commissioned Work with the Houston Chamber Choir

The Houston Chamber Choir’s 20th Anniversary season will reach its climactic finish in an evening of jazz with virtuoso bassist and five-time Grammy winner Christian McBride. The Christian McBride Trio including pianist Christian Sands, and drummer Jerome Jennings, will headline the concert where the centerpiece is a world premiere of McBride’s groundbreaking work for jazz ensemble and choir.