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The most important day of my life was, in fact, an evening.  That Wednesday evening of South Main Baptist Church’s youth camp in 1986 was the occasion on which I said ‘yes’ to God, ‘yes’ to the offering of himself on Calvary, ‘yes’ to his Resurrection, and ‘yes’ to the grace that it offered. [...]


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Thomas with one of his granddaughters this past Memorial Day in Houston
Thad Roberts, Jr. had for thirty-two years been the iconic Minister of Music of South Main Baptist Church in Houston, Texas - the man who led our music program during what must be deemed hopefully merely the first of many golden ages for our [...]


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For a number of years and when it has needed the services of a choral ensemble, Da Camera of Houston has collaborated with the Houston Chamber Choir.  2012 sees the Chamber Choir and Da Camera re-create a historical musical event: the first-ever public concert devoted entirely to Franz Schubert’s musical works.  Held in Vienna at [...]


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Hear the Future 2012 is our 13th annual invitational school choral festival, featuring three of our area’s top public and private-school choral ensembles.  If nothing else can restore one’s faith in humanity and the future, this show will do it.  True, Chamber Choir does a few pieces, but this day is about the kids, and [...]


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While we may only being doing a one-hour Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah, this is a chance for the kids and young ones out there to experience this work of music art in a more-accessible and kid-friendly atmosphere, complete with vignettes about the life and works of G. F. Handel interspersed throughout.
Full concert and ticket [...]


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No-one could bring energy to a performance of any work of music like Leonard Bernstein.  And in May 2012, we bring you works of this great, great man along with his daughter, Jamie, who will regale us with reminiscences about growing up with her father.  A night of magic not-to-be-missed - what a way to [...]


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Dominick DiOrio is among composers a rising star, and our March 2012 concert will see the premiere performance of his crystalline A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass for choir, marimba, and soprano soloist.  Also on this program are a premiere from Christopher Theofanidis and a composition from David Ashley White.  The concert is rounded-off by works [...]


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‘Christmas at the Villa’ - four little words, and if you’ve been to one of the Houston Chamber Choir’s concerts at the Chapel of the Villa de Matel at the convent of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, you know what I am talking about: stepping from the workaday, hum-dram world of Houston [...]


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What would the holiday season be without the music of Handel’s Messiah?  The Houston Chamber Choir brings to you once again the Christmas portion of Messiah while giving Houston a performance of Schubert’s Magnificat, a piece not as well-known, but should be.
There is no better way to get into the spirit of the Season!
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