Past Seasons

2015-2016

9/11 Memorial Concert:
Faure' Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine
Houston Masterworks Chorus in Collaboration with Rice University Chorale
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Rice University - Stude Concert Hall
Campus Map

Mendelssohn – Hymn of Praise
Monday, November 2, 2015 – 7:30PM
Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise)
Thomas Jaber, Artistic Director & Conductor
Houston’s First Presbyterian Church
5300 Main Street Houston, TX 77004
Tickets: General - $20; Senior - $15; Student - $10

HMC Annual Christmas Concert at the Co-Cathedral
Many Moods of Christmas Suites 1-4 arranged by Robert Russell Bennett
Thomas Jaber, Artistic Director & Conductor; Rachel Chao, Pianist; Orchestra Ensemble
Monday, December 14, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
1111 St. Joseph Parkway at San Jacinto Houston, TX 77002
Tickets: General - $20; Senior - $15; Student - $10

Houston Masterworks Chorus Pre-Italy Tour Concerts
Festival Concert Tour Presenting Music For All Time
Singing music of Tallis, Parker, Brahms, Palestrina, Johnson, Jenkins, Lauridsen, Dawson and many others.
Craig Hella Johnson, Guest Conductor
Thomas Jaber, Artistic Director & Conductor


May 15, 2016 - 3:00 PM
St. John's Presbyterian Church - Meyerland
5020 West Bellfort 77035
NO TICKETS REQUIRED
May 22, 2016 - 3:00 PM
First United Methodist Church - Conroe, TX
4308 W Davis St, Conroe, TX 77304
NO TICKETS REQUIRED
June 4, 2015 - 3:00 PM
St. John’s United Methodist Church - Austin, TX
DONATIONS ACCEPTED

Houston Masterworks Chorus Italy Tour
June 23 - July 5, 2016

2014-2015

A Presentation of Movements from Great Masses
Selections from Bach, Barber, Dorati, Duruflé, Schubert, Verdi and Vaughn Williams

Thomas Jaber, Artistic Director & Conductor; Daryl Robinson, Organist
Sunday, October 26, 2014 4:00 pm
Houston’s South Main Baptist Church
4100 Main Street Houston, TX 77002
Tickets: General - $20; Senior - $15; Student - $10

HMC Annual Christmas Concert at the Co-Cathedral
Many Moods of Christmas Suites 1-4 arranged by Robert Russell Bennett

Thomas Jaber, Artistic Director & Conductor; Rachel Chao, Pianist; Orchestra Ensemble
Monday, December 15, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
1111 St. Joseph Parkway at San Jacinto Houston, TX 77002
Tickets: General - $20; Senior - $15; Student - $10

Lenten Meditations
Friday, March 27, 2015 – 7:30PM
Tarik O’Regan’s Dorchester Canticles and Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem Mass
Thomas Jaber, Artistic Director & Conductor; Dr. Kenneth Cowan, Organist
Houston’s First Presbyterian Church
5300 Main Street Houston, TX 77004
Tickets: General - $20; Senior - $15; Student - $10

Symphony No. 2 – Mahler
Saturday, May, 9 2015 – 7:00PM
In Collaboration with the Texas Medical Center Orchestra
Wortham Theatre
500 Texas Houston, TX 77002
Tickets – Contact Texas Medical Center Orchestra
http://www.tmcorchestra.org

2013-2014

9/11 Memorial Concert:
Houston Masterworks Chorus in Colaboration with Rice University Chorale
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 7:30 PM
Rice University - Stude Concert Hall
Campus Map

Concert of Americana:
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 7:30 PM
Houston's First Presbyterian Church
5300 Main Street; Houston, TX 77004 - See Map

Christmas at the Co-Cathedral:
Monday, December 16, 2013; 7PM
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
1111 St. Joseph Parkway at San Jacinto - See Map

Verdi Requiem:
Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 4PM
Grace Presbyterian Church
10221 Ella Lee Lane (Westheimer at West Sam Houston Tollway) - See Map

Ravel's Daphnis & Chole Suite:
Houston Masterworks Chorus in Colaboration with Rice University Chorale
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 8PM
Rice University's Stude Concert Hall

2012-2013

Sunday, September 9, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
Faure' Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine
Houston Height's St. Mark's United Methodist Church

Monday, October 29, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Houston's First Presbyterian Church
Honegger's King David and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms - Ara Carapetyan, narrator

Saturday, December 1, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Sugar Land Baptist Church Concert and Sing Along
Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio and selected Handel Messiah Choruses and Carols

Monday, December 17, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Saint-Saens and Rutter Joy to the World (carol suite) and other Anthem with Houston Children's Chorus

Monday, December 22, 2012, 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Villa de Matel
Houston Masterworks Chorus joins the Houston Children's Chorus in concert. For more information go to the HCC website
or call 713-650-3800

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Stude Concert Hall at Rice University
60th Anniversary Concert with Houston Youth Symphony - Beethoven Choral Fantasy - Michael Webster, conductor

Monday, March 25, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Houston Baptist University's Morris Cultural Arts Center - Belin Chapel
7502 Fondren Road Houston, TX 77074
DuBois' Seven Last Words of Christ and Rutter's Requiem - Thomas Jaber, Conductor
Melissa Givens, soprano; Cameron Schutza, tenor; Timothy Jones, Baritone


Friday, April 19, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Stude Concert Hall at Rice University
Mahler Symphony No. 2 - Larry Rachleff, conductor
Houston Masterworks Chorus, Rice Chorale and Sam Houston State Chorale

2011-2012

Concert of Remembrance
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Rice University - Stude Hall
Houston Masterworks Chorus - Rice Chorale & Orchestra - Chapelwood UMC Chapel Choir
Mozart Requiem and Ave Verum Corpus

Great Britten!
Sunday, November 20th, 2011 - Sam Houston State University - Concert Hall
Houston Masterworks Chorus & Dr. Joby Bell, Organist

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 - Houston's First Presbyterian Church
Houston Masterworks Chorus & Dr. Joby Bell, Organist

"Messiah" at the Co-Cathedral
Monday, December 19, 2011
Houston's Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Houston Masterworks Chorus & Chamber Orchestra

French Evolution
Sunday, February 19, 2011
Rice University - Stude Hall
Houston Masterworks Chorus & Orchestra

Ein Deutches Requiem
Friday, April 20, 2011 - Rice University - Stude Hall
8:00 p.m. - Ticketed
Houston Masterworks Chorus - Rice Chorale & Orchestra

Sunday, May 6, 2011 - Jones Hall
4:00 p.m. - Ticketed
Houston Masterworks Chorus - Texas Medical Center Orchestra

2010-2011

October 5, 2010
Bruckner's Te Deum
Organ Dedication Concert - Houston Masterworks Chorus, Guest of Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Paula Acord Blackmon, Interim Conductor
Venue: Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

November 9, 2010
Celebrate Bruckner
Bruckner's Te Deum and Five Motets
Paula Acord Blackmon, Interim Conductor

February 12, 2011
Music of the Stage
Thomas Jaber, Guest Conductor
Venue: First United Methodist Church - Westchase Campus

May 13, 2011
Mozart's Coronation Mass
David Ashley White's Bitterly Beautiful Land
Dr. Betsy Cook Weber, Guest Conductor
Venue: Grace Presbyterian Church

2009-2010

November 14, 2009
Celebrate Haydn!
Te Deum and Lord Nelson Mass
by Joseph Haydn
Grace Presbyterian Church

March 6, 2010
Celebrate Mendelssohn!
Psalm settings by Felix Mendelssohn,
& Mass Movements by J.S. Bach
St. John the Divine Episcopal Church
Dr. John Yarrington, Guest Conductor

May 15, 2010
Celebrate Brahms!
Requiem by Johannes Brahms
Dunham Theater
Morris Cultural Arts Center
Houston Baptist University

2008-2009

November 15, 2008
Gloria!
Settings of the Gloria text by Antonio Vivaldi, Francis Poulenc, and Randol Bass
St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Houston

February 20, 2009
Light Eternal
Requiem by Gabriel Faure
Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen
Tallowood Baptist Church, Houston
Paul Salamunovich, Guest Conductor

April 25, 2009
The Voice of Prophecy
Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn
Stude Concert Hall at Rice University, Houston
with Sam Houston State University Symphonic Choir

2007-2008

November 17, 2007
A Thanksgiving of American Song
With special guest The Houston Children’s Chorus
South Main Baptist Church, Houston
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Irving Berlin
My Shepard Will Supply My Need, arranged by Mack Wilberg
The Promise of Living, Aaron Copland
Cindy, arranged by Mack Wilberg
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw

January 27, 2008
Lift Every Voice and Sing:
American Masterpieces Choral Festival
In collaboration with The Houston Chamber Choir
Houston Baptist University, Houston

May 10, 2008
The Creation by Joseph Haydn
In collaboration with Tallowood Baptist Church
Grace Presbyterian Church, Houston

2006-2007

October 28, 2006
Classical Treasures
W.A. Mozart Exultate, jubilate, K.165
Concerto for Violin and Piano in D Major, K. 315f
Mass in Time of War

December 1, 2006
Jubilee of Dance
Houston Ballet in collaboration with the Houston Masterworks Chorus
Carl Orff's Carmina Burana

February 11, 2007
Treasures from the Renaissance
Sacred treasures from Palastrina, Victoria, Tallis, and more.

April 21, 2007
Resplendent Treasures
W.A. Mozart's Mass in C Minor, K. 247

2005-2006

November 19, 2005
Celebrate Beethoven
Beethoven's Overture to Prometheus and Choral Fantasy
Grace Presbyterian Church

February 11, 2006
Celebrate Romance
Love Songs ranging from Brahms to Cole Porter.
Centrum in Spring, Texas

Celebrate Mozart
Ave Verum Corpus and Requiem Mass
Grace Presbyterian Church

2004-2005

Secrets Cry Aloud
Featuring works by Fissinger, Tavener, Thompson, Henagan and Belmont
With the Houston Boychoir and the Kingwood Chorale
September 11, 2004
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, Houston
September 12, 2004 at 7:30pm
Christ the King Lutheran Church, Kingwood

Though Still We Speak
Haydn’s Little Organ Mass and Durufle’s Requiem
November 13, 2004
South Main Baptist Church, Houston

Houston Masterworks Chamber Ensemble
Featuring Renaissance masters Victoria and Lassus as well as contemporary works
January 30, 2005
Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston

Which Can Say More
Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb and Hymn to the Virgin, and
Williams’ Five Folk Songs and In Windsor Forest
April 9, 2005
First Presbyterian Church, Houston

Collaboration with the Victoria Bach Festival
With the Dallas Children’s Chorus and Conspirare Children’s Choir
June 18, 2005 in Victoria
June 19, 2005 in Austin

2003-2004

November 8 Concert
Vaughan Williams - A Sea Symphony
Delius - Sea Drift

December 6 & 7 Concerts
Holiday music

January 11 Concert
Houston Masterworks Chamber Ensemble

March 6 & 7 Concerts
An American Spiritual Tradition with Joseph Jennings

June 20 Concert
Beethoven Missa Solemnis

2002-2003

October Concert
Orff: Carmina Burana

March 1st Concert
Mendelssohn: St. Paul

March 30th Concert
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

2001-2002

November Concert
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna
Vaughan Williams: Lord, Thou has been our refuge
Special Guest Artist Cynthia Clawson
Copland: The Promise of Living

February Concert
Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni
Kyrie KV 34A (368a)
Levin: Realization of Mozart's Requiem

April Benefit Concert
at Villa de Matel
featuring the
HMC Chamber Choir
Gregorian Chant: Te Deum Laudamus
Handel: Coronation Anthem No. 2
Gibbons: Drop, Drop
Pius X Hymnal: Spirit Seeking Light and Beauty
Ticheli: There Will Be Rest
Unknown: For the Beauty of the Earth
de Blasio: The Best Beloved (selected portions)
Marshall: Christmas Question
David: You Are The New Day

April Concert
Handel: Coronation Anthem No. 2
de Blasio: The Best Beloved
Haydn: Mass in D Minor

Spring 2001

April Concert
Bach: St. Matthew Passion

May Concert
Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs
Welcher: J.F.K - The Voice of Peace

1999 - 2000

November Concert
Haydn: Creation

February Concert
Handel: Israel in Egypt

May Concert
Mozart: Vesperae Solennes
Brahms: Nänie
Geistliches Lied
Mendelssohn:
Hör mein bitten
Schubert: Ständchen
Psalm 23
Die Allmacht.

October 2000
International Debut
in Mexico City
cond. by
Johannes Bruno Ullrich
Handel: Israel in Egypt

1998 - 1999

November Concert
Orff: Carmina Burana

December Concert
Christmas Concert

March Concert
Mozart: C Minor Mass

May Concert
Duruflé: Requiem

1997 - 1998

October Concert
Bach: Nach Dir, Herr, Verlanget Mich
Brahms: Four Songs for Women's Chorus, Two Horns and Harp
Pärt: De Profundis
Pärt: The Beatitudes
Britten: Saint Nicolas

January Concert
Gesualdo: Itene ò miei sospiri
Monteverdi: Ecco mormorar l'onde
Debussy: Trois Chansons de Charles d'Orléans
Martin: Songs of Ariel from Shakespeare's Tempest
Brahms: Weltliche, Opus 104
Liebeslieder Waltzes #1, 3, 14, 18
Rossini: Follies of My Old Age

April Concert
Handel: Messiah

June Concert
Houston Chamber Choir:
Tchaikovsky: The Golden Cloud
Kalinnikov: The Skylark
Taneyev: Two Choruses: Evening and Behold, Shadows Have Fallen
Harris: The Choir Invisible
White: The Blue Estuaries (World Premiere)
Landes: Images for Jazz Trio and Choir

HMC:
Locklair: Brief Mass
Walton: Coronation Te Deum

1996 - 1997

November Concert
Jacobus Gallus: Hoek est dies
Handel: Zadok the Priest
Schubert: Mass in G
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb
Stanford: Three Motets
Walton: Coronation Te Deum
Parry: I Was Glad

December Concert
Bach: Uns ist ein Kind Geboren(Cantata 142)
Pachelbel: Magnificat
Rutter: I Wonder as I Wander
Burleigh:
Song of Simeon
Song of Herod
Arr. Dawson
Behold the Star
Hail Mary! Sing-A-Long

March Concert
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Choruses, The Lark
Make Our Garden Grow
Rodgers & Hammerstein Oklahoma (medley)
Bernstein/Sondheim West Side Story (medley)
arr. Puerling A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Boublil & Schoenberg Les Miserables (medley)

May Concert
Francis Poulenc Gloria
Gabriel Fauré Requiem

1995 - 1996

October Concert
Norman Della Joio: A Jubilant Song
Joseph Haydn: Songs for 3 & 4 Voices
Johannes Brahms: Ziguenerlieder
Mozart : Requiem

March Concert
J.S. Bach: Mass in B-Minor

May / 10th Anniversary Concert
R. Vaughan Williams: Benedicite
Rob Landes: Images
David Ashley White: Alleluia (Premiere)
Beethoven: Ninth Symphony "Ode to Joy" (Final Movement)
Brahms & Handel: Favorite Choruses

1994 - 1995

October Concert
Mendelssohn: Elijah
December Concert
Schütz: Hodie Christus natus est
Ramirez: Misa Criolla

February Concert
Henry Purcell: Come Ye Sons of Art
David Ashley White: Two Canticles
O Light of Light
This Bitterly Beautiful Land

May Concert
Vaughan Williams: Mass in G Minor
Orff: Carmina Burana

1993 - 1994

November Concert
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus

February Concert
Rossini: Follies of my Old Age
Various Favorite opera choruses

May Concert
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Toward the Unknown Region
Five Mystical Songs
Sancta Civitas

1992 - 1993

November Concert
Samuel Jones: Canticles of Time
The Seas of God
Dvorak: Te Deum
Beethoven: Choral Fantasy

March Concert
Honegger: King David
Willcocks: Ceremony of Psalms
Sir David Willcocks, CBE MC Guest Director

May Concert
Gabrieli: In Ecclesiis
Schütz: Lobe den Herren
Bruckner: Two motets
Rutter: Te Deum
Barber: Agnus Dei
Thompson: Peaceable Kingdom

1991 - 1992

November Concert
Brahms: German Requiem
Mozart: Regina Coeli
Ave Verum Corpus

March Concert
Kodaly: Missa Brevis
Mendelssohn: Hear my Prayer
Rutter: Gloria
Vaughan Williams: Three Choral Hymns

May Concert
Haydn: Creation

1990 - 1991

November Concert
Mozart: Coronation Mass
Litany in B flat
Haydn: Theresa Mass

March Concert
Arvo Pärt: St John Passion

April Concert
Handel: Israel in Egypt

1989 - 1990

January Concert
Berlioz: Childhood of Christ

May Concert
Rachmaninoff: Vespers
Thompson: Peaceable Kingdom

1988 - 1989

November Concert
Argento: Jonah and the Whale

December Concert
Handel: Messiah Singalong

February Concert
Vivaldi: Gloria
Lauda Jerusalem
Domine ad adiuvandum

May Concert
Vierne: Solemn Mass
Duruflé: Requiem

1987 - 1988

November Concert
Carissimi: Jephte
Puccini: Messa de Gloria

December Concert
Handel: Messiah Singalong

March Concert
Bach: St Matthew Passion

May Concert
A. Lloyd Webber: Requiem
Vaughan Williams: Benedicite

1986 - 1987

November Concert
Brahms: German Requiem

December Concert
Handel: Messiah singalong

May Concert
Various Favorite Choruses