Foundation/Government Support

Foundations make a vital contribution to the mission of the Houston Masterworks Chorus with annual grant funding.


Founded in 1986, Houston Masterworks Chorus (HMC), Houston’s largest independent chorus, is a community arts organization dedicated to the presentation of great choral music and the continuation of the choral society tradition. Houston Masterworks’ repertoire emphasizes choral masterworks as well as traditional oratorios, works which can only be performed by choruses of this size and skill. HMC provides musical experiences of outstanding artistic quality for singers and audience members alike.

Brought together by a love of choral music and a dedication to excellence in performance, Chorus members, board and staff are representative of a wide variety of cultures and communities throughout the Greater Houston area. The all-volunteer Chorus is selected by an annual audition process and offers outstanding performances to audiences throughout the region at minimal or no cost. The Chorus performs approximately six concerts each year in a variety of acoustically excellent venues.


The Houston Masterworks Chorus is fortunate to have the generous support of local and regional foundations. Their grants provide the resources necessary for HMC to continue presenting concerts of excellence, collaborations with other groups, and audience development.

Government support in all forms is sincerely appreciated. HMC is grateful for grants, training, information, and networking opportunities provided annually by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Houston through the Houston Downtown Alliance.

Mayor Sylvester Turner proclaimed May 15, 2017 as
“Houston Masterworks Chorus Day”
in recognition of the 30th Anniversary Concert Season.
We Thank: