Houston Masterworks Chorus Artistic Director/Conductor, Dr. Paulo Gomes reshapes the conversation with a tribute to Beethoven’s 250th anniversary with an innovative version of his choral gem the “Mass in C Major.” Also featured is the “Hallelujah from Christ of the Mount of Olives,” and selections from the “Ninth Symphony.” The chorus will be joined by the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra.
An invitation to rejoice with HMC through classic Christmas carols, holiday favorites, and contemporary works from around the world. From the Ose Shalom, a simple message of peace; to Betelehemu, from Nigeria, reflecting the African Christian Christmas message in native melodies and rhythms; to the gorgeous Latvian, My Song, espousing the power of song.
Reinforcing music as a conduit for love and hope to the community, we feature Michael John Trotta ‘s Gloria and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem. Both choral masterworks reflect the theme of this performance: Life and Hope. Whatever challenges lie on our individual paths, faith and hope will keep us strong, bringing light into our darkness. *
Let Music Fill the Air! features choral music from around the world to include: Latin America, the United States, and Europe, highlighting classical, contemporary, ethnic, and folk music traditions. A view through a kaleidoscope offers brilliant colors dancing with light and mirrors. *Special feature “Libera Me” from Faure’s Requiem, performed by renowned bass/baritone Richard Paul Fink.
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