Culture Connect Featured Event
Saint Luke’s Parish in Darien will host a performance by the nationally acclaimed Houston Chamber Choir in the Church on Saturday, April 14, at 7 p.m.
The public is invited to this musical treat, and proceeds from a free-will offering will support the Parish music program. The event will take place in the church, located at 1864 Post Road, at the corner of Rings End Road.
Spanning works from the Renaissance to the present day, the musicians of the Houston Chamber Choir will be showcased in three commissions including one world premiere and the Fest-und Gedenkprüche (Festival and Commemorative Sentences) by Johannes Brahms. The concert is part of a Northeast tour including performances at Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City and at Yale University.
The concert title, A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass, is taken from a new work composed by Dominick DiOrio that he dedicated to the Houston Chamber Choir. The composition is set to the texts of American poet Amy Lowell and is scored for chorus, soprano soloist and marimba. The concert will include portions of two other works commissioned by the Houston Chamber Choir: Messages to Myself by composer Christopher Theofanidis, and The Blue Estuaries by Houston composer David Ashley White, Director of the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston.
About the Houston Chamber Choir
One of the country’s leading choral ensembles, the Houston Chamber Choir was founded in 1995. The choir has performed worldwide as well as at national conferences for Chorus America, The Association of Anglican Musicians, and the Association of Lutheran Musicians; and at the Texas Choral Directors Association 2008 convention. The choir’s Founder and Artistic Director Robert Simpson was honored by Chorus America with the Michael Korn Founders Award for Development of the Professional Choral Art in June 2010. Throughout his illustrious career, Simpson has worked tirelessly to cultivate America’s passion for choral music. For more information, visit http://houstonchamberchoir.org/
About Saint Luke’s Parish, Darien
Saint Luke’s is a parish of the Episcopal Church, where music is an integral part of Christian worship and the life of the congregation. The music program offers choirs for all ages along with special music events throughout the year. For more information visit: http://www.saintlukesdarien.org/content.cfm?id=311