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Announcing our 20th Season: 20 and Counting!


Announcing our 20th Season: 20 and Counting!

We are proud to announce our 2015-16 season, 20 and Counting! The Choir’s 20th season will be one of exciting programming and surprises for audiences new and old, including: an audience pick of favorite musical moments from the past twenty years, a Sinatra-themed return to Miller Outdoor Theatre, dramatic music by Benjamin Britten and Mexican masters, our annual Christmas at the Villa concerts, and an evening of jazz with one of the genre’s foremost heavyweights.

The Chamber Choir welcomes several special guests and collaborators in the coming year. Past choir members will join the current lineup for a season opening concert honoring the people who helped the ensemble flourish over the past 20 years. World-renowned conductor Anton Armstrong makes his Houston Chamber Choir debut as guest conductor for a special concert in November. The season comes to a climactic finish with four-time Grammy award winning jazz bassist Christian McBride and his trio for an evening of jazz and choral music. McBride and his trio will be joining the Chamber Choir for the premiere of his piece for chorus and jazz ensemble, commissioned by the choir.

Houston Chamber Choir again offers subscription benefits for the 2015-2016 Season with two options for subscribers: a Full Season Subscription with reserved seating and a free "Friend of a Subscriber" pass, and a 3-concert Build Your Own Subscription. Both subscriptions include early ticket purchases before single tickets go on sale, discounts on additional ticket purchases, and exclusive program updates ahead of performances.

Please note: Single tickets go on sale to the public August 1, 2015.

Season at a Glance:

Now and Then: The First 20 years
Sunday, September 20, 2015, 4PM
South Main Baptist Church, Houston, Texas

The Original Jersey Boy - Frank Sinatra, Big Band to Vegas
Sunday, October 11, 2015, 8pm
Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston, Texas

Ya Gotta Believe
Anton Armstrong, Guest Conductor
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 7:30pm
South Main Baptist Church, Houston, Texas

Britten: St. Nicolas Cantata
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 7:30pm
South Main Baptist Church, Houston, Texas

Christmas at the Villa
Saturday, December 12, 2015, 3:30 and 7:30pm
Sunday, December 13, 2015, 3:30 and 7:30pm
Convent of the Villa de Matel, Houston, Texas

Hear the Future - 17th Annual Invitational Choral Festival
Sunday, January 31, 2016, 4pm
Grace Presbyterian Church, Houston

Mexicantos: Five Centuries of Mexican Choral Treasures
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 7:30pm
Church of St. John the Divine, Houston, Texas

Just Gettin' Started
Christian McBride, Guest Artist

Sunday, May 22, 2016, 4pm
Cullen Theater in the Wortham Theater Center, Houston, Texas

 



 

Just Gettin' Started

Christian McBride Trio

The Chamber Choir’s 20th Anniversary season reaches its climactic finish in an evening of jazz with virtuoso bassist and four-time Grammy winner Christian McBride and his trio. The program’s centerpiece is the world premiere of Mr. McBride’s groundbreaking work for jazz ensemble and choir commissioned for this occasion by the Houston Chamber Choir.

Concert sponsored by Charles Schwab & Co. Inc.
with additional support from The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts





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