The Houston Choral Society
Come sing and be part of an amazing concert season with the Houston Choral Society!
Auditions consist of the following:
- Vocalization to hear your upper and lower ranges
- Pitch-memory exercises
- Sight-reading excerpt
- Prepared piece of your choosing (aria, art song, hymn, etc.) - Please bring a copy for the provided accompanist
Auditions, rehearsals, and concerts are held at The Foundry United Methodist Church, 8350 Jones Road, Houston, 77065 about ½ mile north of Highway 290. Regular rehearsals are held every Monday evening from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM, unless announced otherwise. Members are expected to attend all rehearsals unless extenuating circumstances arise. Additionally, there may be dress, technical, orchestra and/or sectional rehearsals called before a performance in order to fine-tune the concert. Auditions will be performed in front of an audition panel, including the artistic director and section directors.
Our 2018-2019 Concert Season:
THE POET SINGS: Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. @ Foundry UMC (featuring works by Britten, Thompson, Stroope, Walker, Whitacre, and other new and outstanding composers)
A SALUTE TO OUR VETERANS: Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. @ Tallowood Baptist Church
A GLORIOUS CHRISTMAS: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. @ Foundry UMC (featuring Randol Bass’ Gloria and Christmas Flourish, Lauridsen’s O magnum mysterium, and festive carol arrangements, accompanied by brass, organ, and percussion)
HANDEL’S MESSIAH (Chamber Choir): Friday, December 21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. @ Tallowood Baptist Church (Christmas portion and the Hallelujah chorus, accompanied by a chamber orchestra)
MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES: Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. @ Foundry UMC (featuring the biggest hits from the movies, including classical and popular songs)
REQUIEM FOR THE LIVING: Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. @ Foundry UMC (featuring Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living and Brahms’ Schicksalslied, accompanied by orchestra)
SOUNDS OF WATER (Chamber Choir): Friday, June 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. @ All Saints Catholic Church (featuring motets by Palestrina, Water Night by Eric Whitacre, folksongs and spirituals)
Auditions are for new membership (current membership does not need to re-audition).
Contact Penny Nelson at [email protected] or at 281-578-3127.
Location: Foundry United Methodist
Foundry United Methodist - Handbell Rm