EmcArts is delighted to announce that eight arts organizations, participants in New Pathways for the Arts | Houston, have been selected to move forward into the second phase of the program within two tracks of engagement, On-Site Organizational Coaching and Incubating Innovation. All 8 organizations have shown considerable courage, vulnerability, and strength in choosing to move forward in this way amidst recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey.
Houston Chamber Choir collects choral music for Kingwood High School choral director, tenor Jason Watt.
The Houston Chamber Choir announces a new subscription series for their upcoming 2017-18 season: Polyphonic Professionals. This exclusive series allows young professionals in the Houston area (ages 21-40) to buy tickets to all six ticketed concerts at a discounted rate, plus saving over 80% in ticket processing fees!
We are so excited that our upcoming season has been featured in Arts + Culture Magazine!
"The 26 members of the Houston Chamber Choir devote their artistry to the voice. With a new recording in the finishing stages (the complete choral works of Maurice Duruflé, the choir’s fifth commercial release) and new Executive Director Aileen Roberts joining the team, Simpson is excited about the future. 'We are the oldest and most established professional choir in town, and Houston has fertile soil for growing a professional choir.'" (Sherry Cheng, Arts + Culture Magazine)
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.
The Houston Chamber Choir is thrilled to announce their plans to record the complete choral works of Maurice Duruflé this June! I sat down with our Artistic Director and Founder, Robert Simpson, to discuss this exciting recording project.
Our 2017 Annual Gala, "An Evening in the French Quarter," will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Rice Crystal Ballroom in downtown Houston. The event will honor Franco Valobra, a most generous supporter of the Houston Chamber Choir.
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.
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.
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.
En tributo a la música y cultura de México, Houston Chamber Choir presentará un programa de música coral mexicana titulado "Mexicantos". La brillantez de la tradición coral de México estará en pleno despliegue con obras de la edad de oro del país - desde composiciones polifónicas hasta obras de la actualidad.
In tribute to the music and culture of Mexico, Houston Chamber Choir will perform a program of Mexican choral music entitled, “Mexicantos.” The brilliance of Mexico’s choral tradition will be on full display as the Chamber Choir presents works from the country’s golden age of polyphony to its present-day gems, including a rediscovered work performed for the first time in 250 years.
Confirming its role as one of the country’s leading ensembles, Houston Chamber Choir wins The American Prize in Choral Performance, 2015. In addition, the choir’s Founder and Artistic Director, Robert Simpson, receives the Prize in the Choral Conducting category. The award celebrates American excellence in the arts.
Today, the NEA announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016, including an Art Works award of $10,000 to Houston Chamber Choir to support the commissioning of a work and performance by the Christian McBride.
An overview of the Houston Chamber Choir's 20th Season.
The Houston Chamber Choir is now holding auditions for all voice parts for their upcoming 2015-2016 Season!
Houston’s foremost professional choir is pleased to announce the appointment of Lorenzo Martinez as Executive Director.
The Houston Chamber Choir’s upcoming annual gala "Giving Voice to the Future" will be held on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Rice Crystal Ballroom in downtown Houston.