Houston Chamber Choir presents MIND CRAFT: Gamesmanship, Eloquence, and Surprise in the Renaissance 2/24

Houston Chamber Choir presents MIND CRAFT: Gamesmanship, Eloquence, and Surprise in the Renaissance 2/24Houston Chamber Choir presents Mind Craft: Gamesmanship, Eloquence, and Surprise in the Renaissance with guest conductor Alexander Blachly, Ph.D. Of the hundreds of works performed by Dr. Blachly's ensemble Pomerium over the course of 43 years, this program contains a selection of his favorites by some of the leading composers of the Renaissance, from Josquin Desprez, the great master of imitative polyphony and musical canons, and Henricus Isaac, famed wizard of counterpoint, to Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, and the uncannily modern, tortured genius Carlo Gesualdo.

Houston Chamber Choir members will perform works from the Renaissance era, conducted by Dr. Blachly. Following faculty appointments to Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania among others, Dr. Blachly became Director of Choral Music at the University of Notre Dame in 1993, where he is also a professor of musicology and has done extensive research on music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Saturday, Feb. 24 from 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., St. Philip Presbyterian Church, 4807 San Felipe, Houston, 77056

There is ample free parking in the church's parking lot. The concert will be in the sanctuary. Will call opens at 6:45, with seating beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students, $36 for seniors and $40 regular price. More information can be found at houstonchamberchoir.org or by clicking here for tickets.

About Houston Chamber Choir

The Houston Chamber Choir has established itself as one of the premier professional choirs in the United States, serving Houston through concerts and educational initiatives that enlighten, entertain, and educate people of all ages. It has been described by The Tallis Scholars founder Peter Phillips as "one of this country's leading ensembles."

Led by Artistic Director Robert Simpson, the Houston Chamber Choir is comprised of 26 professional singers, most of whom have studied at the top music schools and conservatories in the United States including Julliard, New England Conservatory, University of Houston, and the University of Texas. These musicians are selected through rigorous auditions from the finest singers in our region and are compensated for all rehearsals and performances.

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