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Hear the Future - Free Choral Program on January 30

Come see Dominick DiOrio (School of Music MM '08 and MMA '09) premiere a new composition!

(Houston, Texas) December 14, 2010 - Houston Chamber Choir invites you to enjoy the next wave of choral sensations at Hear the Future, the 12th Annual Invitational School Choral Festival, FREE, on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 4PM at South Main Baptist Church, 4100 Main Street, Houston, 77002.  Three student choirs specially selected by Houston Chamber Choir’s Artistic Director Robert Simpson will be showcased at Hear the Future.  The choirs will then join Houston Chamber Choir for a spectacular finale to the performance.  The 2011 choirs are: The Rice Elementary Honors Choir directed by Holly Holt Cabrera, the Spring Oaks Middle School Choir directed by Gregory Morgan and Julia Mays and the Bellaire High School Choir directed by Amy Solberg.  Visit the Choir’s website, Facebook and Twitter sites for performance information.  

Houston Chamber Choir will debut a movement from a new work Hora Stellatrix (Hour of Stars) by composer and Houston Chamber Choir tenor Dominick DiOrio.  The movement is from his extended cantata-concerto A dome of many-coloured glass.  Inspired by the words of Imagist poet Amy Lowell and her “striking colors and inherently musical nature of her text,” DiOrio set the words to music.  The complete work was commissioned by Houston Chamber Choir and is dedicated to Robert Simpson. 


Robert Simpson, Founder and Artistic Director of the internationally renowned Houston Chamber Choir, was honored by Chorus America with the Michael Korn Founders Award for Development of the Professional Choral Art at its national conference in June 2010. Throughout his illustrious career, Simpson has worked tirelessly to cultivate America’s passion for choral music. The programming of the 15th Anniversary Season, A Bridge Across Time, captures the vocal clarity and grace of the Houston Chamber Choir and showcases its brilliance. As noted by Gramophone magazine, the world’s authority on classical recordings, Houston Chamber Choir’s recent release, Ravishingly Russian, is highlighted by “exquisite harmonic illustration and enriched by an outpouring of graceful melody and restrained sentiment.”


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