Reviews + Testimonials
The Houston Chamber Choir again confirmed itself as one of the jewels of the city's cultural scene.
—Everett Evans, Houston Chronicle (December 2012)
The singers' spot-on rhythmicity and impeccable intonation lent authority to a performance whose contour was shaped brilliantly by their conductor, Robert Simpson.
—Marguerite L. Brooks, Associate Professor of Choral Conducting, Yale University
…the choir's performance was nothing short of divine, with superhuman pitch accuracy, clear diction and angelic musical phrases that resonated and echoed endlessly in the cathedral's abyss.
—Joel Luks of CultureMap
One could feel [the conductor's] and the singers' involvement in the passion of the music. Soloists were gorgeous—their contrasting timbres blended beautifully. I couldn't be more pleased and thrilled.
—Anne Schnoebelen, Mullen Professor Emerita of Musicology, Rice University
Robert Simpson's group sang with impeccable choral blend and musicality. His work with the Houston Chamber Choir had produced a brilliant ensemble and one capable of amazing dynamic range, clarity, and a beauty of sound.
—Marilyn Jean Keiser, Chancellor's Professor Emerita of Organ, Indiana University, Bloomington
…an elegant choir with faultless intonation.
—Bob Chilcott, composer, conductor and former member of The King's Singers
Robert Simpson's Houston Chamber Choir is an ensemble of consummate artistry and it was a joy for me to have the opportunity to make music with them.
—Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor, Musical America Conductor of the Year
Beautiful, lithe, well-honed sound…the ensemble is a formidable one that performed with dexterity, grace and excellent unanimity.
The Houston Chamber Choir must be one of this country's leading ensembles. They maintain the highest standards of choral discipline while producing a distinctive and beautiful sound. It was a delight to work with them.
—Peter Phillips, The Tallis Scholars
…compelling, fascinating, engrossing, profound and thoroughly entertaining…one of the best concerts of the year…
Your concert was fabulous. Interesting program and beautifully prepared.The best on our series this year.
—Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston, S.C.
The singing was silken-toned, finely balanced and sensitively molded.
—The Dallas Morning News