Voices of Mercy

Join Chorus Austin in a return to post-World War I with two settings of the Mass by titans of 20th century choral music in “Voices of Mercy.” Experience music from Chorus Austin Chamber Ensemble’s carefully matched voices February 4 and 5 as they present works by Francis Poulenc and Ralph Vaughan Williams. NOTE: New time […]

Chorus Austin Sparks the Holidays with ‘On a Winter’s Eve’ Dec. 17

The weather outside may be unpredictable, but inside the warmth of the voices of Chorus Austin will welcome the holiday season with the family holiday concert “On a Winter’s Eve.” The three Chorus Austin ensembles will perform choral classics and seasonal favorites together with a traditional audience sing-along beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, […]

Chorus Austin’s 27th Annual Sing-It-Yourself Messiah December 3

Take a familiar refrain. Add enthusiastic choruses. Gather masses of people to lift their voices in song. All these elements help ensure that Chorus Austin’s 27th annual “Sing-It-Yourself Messiah” has something to help everyone get the holiday season started on the right note. The concert features popular arias and choruses from Handel’s beloved oratorio that […]

Chorus Austin Sets World Premiere of The Book of Rounds Nov. 5-6

Chorus Austin opens its 52nd season with a set of “modern mantras,” composed as rounds by the songwriters of October Project, in the world premiere of The Book of Rounds: 21 Songs of Grace. The concerts, featuring the 32-voice Chorus Austin Chamber Ensemble and Youth Chorus, are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, and 4 […]

Chorus Austin calls for entries in 4th annual Young Composers Competition

Composers, make your mark with pen, paper or computer. Chorus Austin is looking for your best work. The choral organization is calling for entries in its 4th annual Young Composers Competition, offering the winner a cash prize and the chance to have the work premiered in concerts in spring 2017. Competition requirements include: Composers must […]

Chorus Austin Announces 52nd Season Featuring Old Favorites, New Discoveries

A world premiere, a recently revived masterwork, familiar favorites and new works mark the 52nd season for Chorus Austin. “The 2016-2017 Chorus Austin season brings more joy and excitement to our community’s musical offerings with several premieres and celebrations,” said Ryan Heller, who is beginning his eighth season as Chorus Austin’s artistic director and conductor. […]

Chorus Austin Closes Season with Masterworks Selections, World Premiere

A 14th century beloved Sufi poet and a 21st century acclaimed Austin composer form the heart of Chorus Austin’s final concert of the season. The 180-voice Chorus Austin Symphonic Chorus, under the baton of Artistic Director and Conductor Ryan Heller, presents “Past, Present and Future” in two concerts: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 28, and 4 […]

Chorus Austin Receives Austin Community Foundation Grant for New Composition

Chorus Austin is proud to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $10,000 by the Austin Community Foundation. The funds will be used to underwrite the commission of a major new choral work, The Contemplations of Hafiz, by noted Austin composer Donald Grantham. The work will receive its world premiere as part of […]

Chorus Austin Names Michael Gaydeski 2016 Young Composers Competition Winner

Michael Gaydeski, an adjunct faculty member at Oklahoma City University, captures the winning spot this year in the third annual Chorus Austin Young Composers Competition. His piece, Dreams in the Dusk, is set to receive its world premiere performance as part of Chorus Austin’s “Southwest Voices” concert April 30 and May 1 in Austin. The […]

Chorus Austin Echos Sounds of Scandinavia February 27-28

Chorus Austin celebrates the music of Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Latvia February 27 and 28 with performances of its Chamber Ensemble and Youth Chorus in the program “Northern Lights.” The 32-voice Chamber Ensemble, under the baton of Chorus Austin Artistic Director Ryan Heller, and Youth Chorus led by Diana Hopkins, will showcase music not often […]