Join Us for Our 2019-2020 Concert Season
LEGACIES IN SONG

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

Join us as we ring in the magic of the Christmas season! We’re proud to partner with Libi Lebel and the Texas Medical Center Orchestra in a performance of Francis Poulenc’s celebrated Gloria.

We are also honored to welcome The Clements High School Concert Chorale under the direction of Janet Menzie for a joyous holiday appearance.

Bring the whole family and experience an exciting evening of Christmas favorites and even a special appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Plan to arrive by 7:00 PM for a pre-concert lecture by Thomas Coker to learn more about the concert’s festive literature. 

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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PREVIOUS EVENTS

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

Join us as we open our season with a celebratory evening of psalms. Beginning with Leonard Bernstein’s exuberant Chichester Psalms sung in Hebrew, the concert also features John Rutter’s Psalmfest, a series joyful settings. The energy of these works, performed with organ and a selection of orchestral instruments, will delight and inspire you!

Gain insights into the lyrics by attending our pre-concert lecture at 7:00 PM. From Rice University’s Department of Religion, HCS welcomes Dr. Matthias Henze, who is the Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner Professor of Hebrew Bible and Early Judiasm, as well as the Director of Jewish Studies. Learn more here.

Join Us Before and After the Concerts!

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
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