Archive for the 'spirituality/religion' Category

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. [...]

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 [...]

‘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 [...]

Once again, the Houston Chamber Choir ‘takes the stage’, as it were, at the transcendent Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, starting off its season in Renaissance and modern style with the music of Anerio, Pärt, and John Taverner.  Our performances in this sacred space are always ethereal and sublime, putting to rest the notion that [...]

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I am a Christian.  And for the past ten years, I have had a rabbi.
Since October 2001, I have sung in the professional choir of Congregation Emanu-El in Houston, Texas, which has been led since 1978 by Senior Rabbi Roy A. Walter who was brought in by then-Senior Rabbi Robert I. Kahn, of [...]

Frankfurt am Main, February 6, 1965
original found here
Come Sunday — The Sacred Music of Duke Ellington

Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
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Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 3:30pm
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Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church
3826 Wheeler Avenue
Houston, Texas 77004
Continuing a tradition begun with Dave Brubeck and [...]

Portrait of Mendelssohn by the English miniaturist James Warren Childe (1778-1862), 1839

After Bach

Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
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Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center
500 Texas Ave.
Houston, Texas 77002
Da Camera of Houston and the Houston Chamber Choir collaborate once again, this time to trace the influences of [...]

Gian Carlo Menotti’s
A holiday story about a young boy’s encounter
with the Three Kings
Sunday January 4 at 3:00 pm and 6:30 pm,
Monday January 5 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday January 6 at 6:30 pm
Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
6221 Main Street
Tickets are $5 children (12-) and seniors (55+)
$10 adults. Available at the door or in [...]

Birth of Jesus. Detail from the side facing the apse of the so-called “Sarcofago di Stilicone” (”Stilicho’s sarcophagus”), an Ancient Roman christian sarcophagus dating from the 4th century. It is preserved beneath the pulpit of Sant’Ambrogio basilica in Milan, Italy. Picture by Giovanni Dall’Orto, April 25 2007.
Oh my!  An update!
Save for some shingles and all [...]