Join Us for Our 2019-2020 Concert Season

Houston Choral Society Large Chorus

Psalmfest! An Evening with Bernstein and Rutter
Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 7:30 PM

Join us as we kick off our season with an inspirational evening of psalm settings. Beginning with Leonard Bernstein’s exuberant Chichester Psalms in Hebrew, the concert will also include John Rutter’s Psalmfest, filled with beautiful and festive settings. Don’t miss this uplifting night of grandiose inspiration!

Join us at 7:00 pm for a pre-concert lecture by Matthias Henze, the Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner Professor of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism in the Religion Department, as well as the Director of Jewish Studies at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Learn more here.

Houston Choral Society Large Chorus

A Glorious Christmas
Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 7:30 PM

We’re proud to partner with Texas Medical Center Orchestra in a grand performance of Francis Poulenc’s Gloria and welcome The Clements High School Concert Chorale. Come sing along to your favorite carols and enjoy an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus! Don’t wait to get your tickets. This concert may sell out!

HCS Chamber Choir

Handel’s Messiah
Friday, December 20, 2019 | 8:00 PM

Following last year’s sold out performance, celebrate the season with “Part I” plus the “Hallelujah” from George Frideric Handel’s Messiah. Hear it performed in an intimate setting, featuring our HCS Chamber Choir with chamber orchestra.

Please note: This concert will be at the Tallowood Baptist Church Chapel, 555 Tallowood Rd., Houston, TX 77024

Houston Choral Society Large Chorus

The Gospel Spirit
Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 7:30 PM

We are proud to present the incredible legacy of African-American Spirituals and Gospel music featuring special guests the Prairie View A&M University Concert Chorale. Hear works by William Dawson, Moses Hogan, Rollo Dilworth, Robert Ray, Jeffery Ames, and more. Be prepared to be moved!

Houston Choral Society Large Chorus

Happy Birthday, Beethoven!
Saturday, May 16, 2020 | 7:30 PM

Celebrate the 250th birthday of one of classical music’s most-loved composers: Ludwig van Beethoven. This performance of his Mass in C Major and the Choral Finale (“Ode to Joy”) from his iconic Ninth Symphony will be a powerful musical birthday celebration!

Join us for a pre-concert lecture at 7:00 PM with Dr. Charles Hausmann, Professor of Choral Studies, University of Houston.

HCS Chamber Choir

The Contemporaries
Friday, June 26, 2020 | 8:00

The HCS Chamber Choir will close the season with a truly unique program of 21st-century choral works, featuring music by Eric Whitacre, Ola Gjeilo, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Josu Elberdin, Dan Forrest, and more.

Please note: This concert will be at the Tallowood Baptist Church Chapel, 555 Tallowood Rd., Houston, TX 77024.

Join Us Before and After the Concert!

Most Large Chorus concerts will begin with a pre-concert lecture 30 minutes prior to the concert and will conclude with a hospitality reception. Please make plans to enjoy both!

Unless otherwise noted, all concerts are performed at The Foundry Church.

The Foundry Church
8350 Jones Road at Highway 290
Houston, Texas