From TOM JABER, HMC Artistic Director and Conductor
...And, thank you for your interest in the HOUSTON MASTERWORKS CHORUS!!!
We will commence our 2014-15 Season with a short, informal retreat at Houston's First Presbyterian Church (5300 Main Street) on Friday evening, August 22nd , 7-9 PM and Saturday morning, August 23rd, 9-Noon in their choral rehearsal suite.
We rehearse each Monday evening from then on...except, of course, Labor Day and other designated national holidays, etc. in the lovely Choir Room of the First Presbyterian Church in Houston. 7-9 PM.
Our first concert is on October 26th at 4 PM in the stunningly beautiful Sanctuary of South Main Baptist Church (4100 Main Street)...a very interesting program of individual Mass movements. We will present this fabulous program with internationally acclaimed concert organist, DARYL ROBINSON.
We then sing our annual Christmas Concert at the magnificent Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (1111 St. Joseph Parkway) in downtown Houston on Monday evening, December 15th at 7 PM. We will be doing all four suites of Robert Russell Bennett's beloved Many Moods of Christmas with a guest chamber orchestra comprised of many of Houston's very finest orchestral musicians. The wonderful RACHEL CHAO TSAI will be this concert's pianist. She will play a gorgeous Schimmel Concert Grand Piano that is being provided by Forshey Piano Company specifically for this occasion.
Our Spring Concert will be in the gorgeous Sanctuary of Houston's First Presbyterian Church on Friday evening, March 27th at 7:30 PM. We will do Tarik O'Ragin's Dorchester Canticles and Maurice Durufle's Requiem with internationally acclaimed concert organist KENNETH COWAN.
To close the season, we will be the chorus for a presentation of the Mahler Symphony No. 2 with the Texas Medical Center Orchestra in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on May 9th at 7 PM. Music Director, LIBI LEBEL, will conduct this festive concert presentation by the TMC Orchestra. Vocal soloists are Andrea Jaber, mezzo-soprano and Nicole Franklin, soprano.
Please consider joining us!
Call or write directly to me at the email addresses below for auditions. I am eager to hear and meet you and to (hopefully) welcome you to join in singing with us!
And, of course, please feel free to share this information with your musical friends who might have an interest in singing with us.
Professor of Music
Rice University's Shepherd School of Music
Artistic Director and Conductor
Houston Masterworks Chorus