Established in 1995, the Houston Chamber Choir has wasted no time in setting the standard for performance of choral music in Houston and the surrounding area. The consummate ensemble of 29 members is just as adept at playing the music of Renaissance and Baroque titans such as Thomas Tallis and Heinrich Schütz as it is with works by 20th century masters like Erik Satie, John Cage, and Morton Feldman, as well as those by jazz composers Duke Ellington and Dave Brubeck.
Led by Artistic Director Robert Simpson—recent winner of Chorus America’s prestigious Michael Korn Founders Award for Development of the Professional Choral Arts—the group frequently places emphasis on authentic period instrument performances of choral mainstays, which have included renditions of Bach’s Mass in B minor, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle, and Brahms’s A German Requiem. Additionally, the Houston Chamber Choir hosts “Hear the Future,” an annual choral festival, open by invitation, to outstanding regional school choirs.
Houston Chamber Choir Information
- Public Transportation: Depends on venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Most venues accessible; contact venue management for more details
- Performances/Programs: Several classical, jazz, and holiday concerts per season, plus special events
- Ticket Prices: $25–$35
- Subscriptions: Full season subscription is $150. Subscriber benefits include premium reserved seating, lost ticket replacement, and invites to exclusive receptions.