Jan. 27, 2020, 7:00PM AT FOUNDRY UMC  

Solo Auditions Start Tomorrow Night! 

To sign up for an audition, please choose one of the slots at the link below.
Here are the available solos. Several can be sung by more than one specific voice part.

Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit – solo B

I’ll Never Turn Back No Mo – solo B

City Called Heaven – solo male or female
Steal Away – solo B + solo alto or tenor
Wade in the Water – solo female or high baritone
He Never Failed Me Yet – solo male or female
Let Everything That Hath Breath – solo female or male, or both
Email Audra Klotz, VP of Performance, with any questions you may have at [email protected].

Director’s Score Markings

The moment you have all been waiting for…Dr. Klotz’ markings have arrived! Dr. Klotz requests that we all have these markings in our scores by Monday’s rehearsal. Thank you!

**Important** Dress Rehearsal Change Notice

Please note:  The dress rehearsal for Thursday, Feb. 27th is cancelled and rescheduled to Sat., Feb. 29 from 1PM – 4PM.  Call time for the performance will likely be 6PM and will be confirmed.

Dress rehearsal attendance is mandatory.

Rehearsal Seating Chart

Thank you for your patience as we work to make the seating chart an up-to-date and working link.  I will notify the choir when this link is working.  At the moment the information there is under construction.  We are aware that space is tight in the rehearsal hall.  If you have any difficulties with your current seating assignment, let your section director know.

Message from the Box Office

We have an exciting promotion that has been approved for our upcoming concert, The Gospel Spirit. We need your help getting the word out about this incredible concert!
Promotional Offer
As usual, we have Early Bird pricing, which offers $5 off each ticket’s regular price through February 15, 2020In addition to this discount, we are offering a very special promotion: buy one ticket, get one (BOGO) FREE! To receive this offer, orders must be placed no later than February 15, 2020 (during the Early Bird pricing promotion).
Also, it’s important to understand the free ticket will be of the same value as the purchased ticket. For example, if you purchase a Senior ticket, you will get a second Senior ticket free or if you purchase a Child ticket, you will receive a second Child ticket free, etc. Ticket levels cannot be mixed for this promotion.
Starting February 16, 2020, orders for tickets can still be placed using our $2 off per ticket Friends & Family discount code: 19-04-FANDF. The BOGO offer DOES NOT APPLY after February 15, 2020, so please encourage everyone to buy tickets early to take advantage of this first-ever offer!
Concert Flyer
To let others know about this concert and this special offer, you can print your own copy of the updated concert flyer by accessing it here, or pick up pre-printed flyers at next Monday’s rehearsal.
Business Card Promotions
In addition, we will have some of the business card sized promotions you can hand out at rehearsal on January 27th.
We will be promoting this concert via Facebook ads and on our FB page, starting the week of January 20, 2020 through the concert date. Please share/like/comment as much as you can to help us gain interest!
If you or someone you know is not receiving our current emails, please direct them to this page for more information about the concert. You can subscribe to our list and see previous emails by clicking on the links at the to left corner of that page.
If you have any additional questions, please let me know, and thanks for your help in making this a well-attended event!

Volunteer Opportunities 

Please email Mary Kay Buehler (A2) at [email protected] with any questions about the following open position(s):
  • Houston Choral Society – Secretary of the Board of Directors:  This is an official position as a member of the board of directors of HCS currently being held by interim appointment, Amy Ghanem, VP of Administration.  We are looking for an individual interested in serving the remainder of this term.  Please email your interest to [email protected].
  • Houston Choral Society – Treasurer:  This is an official position as a member of the board of directors of HCS.  We are looking for an individual interested in serving the remainder of this term.  Please email your interest to [email protected].
  • **UPDATE** STILL OPEN —  CD/Merchandise Sales Manager (Singer or Non-Singer) – This individual will be responsible for managing and staffing merchandise and CD/DVD sales at the concerts and at other times including mailing merchandise as needed.  This person will be responsible for inventory management, management of pre-sale orders, and reporting inventory needs to the President at the monthly BOD meetings.  This individual, preferably, would be a non-singer and available at every concert (before and after) to sell HCS merchandise*.  If a singer is selected for this post, he/she will make staffing arrangements during concerts in which singer is performing. This position involves handling money, check, and credit card transactions, and appropriate accounting for cash collected.   The position reports directly to President of the Board, or his designee.  Multiple persons interested in this position can share responsibilities, as approved by the managing BOD representative.