Author Archives: Houston Symphony

Making Friends through Music: Andrés and the Houston Symphony Inspire a 10-Year-Old Violinist

It’s not every day that a young, up-and-coming violinist gets to share the stage with a world-renowned conductor. In fact, most young musicians don’t get that opportunity until they perform with an orchestra. That was not the case for Angel … Continue reading

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Singing for YOU, the audience

As I pondered this entry earlier this week, I was determined to explain why I have done Messiah for 23 straight years, especially due to my original wandering from section to section (Tenor2 to Bass1 to Bass2, back to Tenor2) … Continue reading

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Mastering melismas + other joys of the timeless "Messiah"

This next post comes from William McCallum, who has been a Houston Symphony Chorister for over 12 years! I have been a member of the Houston Symphony Chorus for over 12 years and this will be my eighth season singing … Continue reading

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A conversation between 15 conductors and Händel

Our next blog entry comes from Catherine Howard, who teaches English at the University of Houston-Downtown.  She was a section leader in the Houston Symphony Chorus for four years. People think I’m crazy to want to sing a piece over … Continue reading

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Taking the Chorus out for a spin

Ahead of the orchestra’s performances of Handel’s Messiah in Candlelight this weekend, we invited members of the Houston Symphony Chorus (who, by the way, just celebrated their 1000th performance!), to write about their experience preparing for such a huge piece. … Continue reading

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