Chorus Austin Names Carlos Cordero 2017 Young Composers Competition Winner

Carlos Cordero, a graduate student at Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, captures the winning spot this year’s fourth annual Chorus Austin Young Composers Competition. His work, Seven Seconds of Love, will receive its world premiere performances as part of Chorus Austin’s “Southwest Voices” concerts May 20 and May 21 in Austin. […]

Chorus Austin Offers Rarely Heard Lidarti Oratorio Esther in Hebrew

Hidden from the world after only a few performances more than two centuries ago. Brought out for the modern era with only a few more presentations. The intriguing oratorio Esther by Cristiano Giuseppe Lidarti is now on its way to the Austin community. Chorus Austin will present this rarely heard jewel at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, […]

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 […]