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Houston Chamber Choir presents The Joint is Jumpin’: Big Band Favorites at Miller Outdoor Theatre on Oct. 27
Second season concert is from 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and is free to the public
WHAT: Houston Chamber Choir’s second concert of the season is themed The Joint is Jumpin’: Big Band Favorites, which boasts a program of hits from the Big Band Era that have won the hearts of listeners over many decades. Billed as “The Music of the Greatest Generation,” the evening will include songs such as The Andrews Sisters’ “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” Fats Waller’s “The Joint is Jumpin’”, and Duke Ellington’s “Take the A Train.” As with all concerts at Miller Outdoor Theatre, this will be a presentation open to the entire city of Houston, with ample free seating on the hill and around the park.
WHO: The professional men and women singers of the Houston Chamber Choir will be led by conductor Robert Simpson. He is founder and artistic director of the Houston Chamber Choir and Canon for Music at historic Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal in Houston). He also serves on the faculty of the Rice University Shepherd School of Music as Lecturer of Church Music.
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27 from 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, 77030
MORE: Tickets for assigned seating under the canopy can be acquired by visiting the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the event. This concert is sponsored in part by the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board. It is suggested that you arrive early to find parking. Check out our website at houstonchamberchoir.org, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Houston Chamber Choir
The Houston Chamber Choir has established itself as one of the premier professional choirs in the United States, serving Houston through concerts and educational initiatives that enlighten, entertain, and educate people of all ages. Winner of Chorus America’s 2018 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, it has been described by The Tallis Scholars founder Peter Phillips as “one of this country’s leading ensembles.” The Choir also received The American Prize for best choral performance in the country and its Artistic Director Robert Simpson received the award in the conducting category in 2015. The Chamber Choir recently finished recording their fifth CD, The Complete Choral Works of Maurice Duruflé, with organist Ken Cowan in April 2018.
Led by Artistic Director Robert Simpson, the Houston Chamber Choir is composed of 20 professional singers, most of whom have studied at the top music schools and conservatories in the United States including Julliard, New England Conservatory, University of Houston, and the University of Texas. These musicians are selected through rigorous auditions from the finest singers in our region and are compensated for all rehearsals and performances.
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Photo caption: Houston Chamber Choir presents The Joint is Jumpin’: Big Band Favorites for its second concert of the season at Miller Outdoor Theatre on Oct. 27, which is free and open to the public.