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 […]

Donald Grantham creates new work

It is hard to believe it is 2016, and we at Chorus Austin are beginning preparations for the final concerts of our 50th Anniversary Celebration. The journey has been fun and rewarding: making beautiful sounds, premiering our holiday commission “On a Winter’s Eve,” bringing a new Brahms translation to life. We are, indeed, honoring our […]

Singer Spotlight – Gail Minault

NAME: GAIL MINAULT I am a member of Symphonic Choir Number of years with choir – 16 Why did you decide to join Chorus Austin or why is it important to you? Having sung in choirs and glee clubs through high school, college, and grad school, and then after a long hiatus, I wanted to make music again. […]

Austin Chronicle’s Review of The Witching Hour

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Chorus Austin’s Chamber Ensemble, Youth Chorus Prepare to Spook Concert Audience November 7-8

Chorus Austin is planning a treat as it presents “The Witching Hour,” a concert inspired by Halloween, All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day. Performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3003 Northland Dr., and 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa. Admission is $25 general, $20 […]

Chorus Austin Present Brahms’ Requiem in new English Adaptation

  The powerful voices of Chorus Austin, orchestra and soloists will present Brahms’ majestic and at times tender Requiem, performed in a new English adaptation. This Texas premiere, which opens Chorus Austin’s 2015-2016 season, will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, and 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa […]

Calls for Entries: 3rd Annual Young Composers Competition

Composers, start making music. Chorus Austin is looking for you. The choral organization is calling for entries in its 3rd annual Young Composers Competition, offering the winner a cash prize and the chance to have the work premiered in concert in spring 2016. Competition requirements include: Composers must be 30 years of age or younger […]

Meet Diana Hopkins

Diana Hopkins, Director, Chorus Austin Youth Chorus Diana Hopkins, singer, choir director and account manager with an advertising firm, is the new director of Chorus Austin’s Youth Chorus beginning with the 2015-2016 season. As assistant director of music for Oak Hill United Methodist Church, Diana leads both the Children’s Choir and Youth Choir. She also […]

Chorus Austin Continues 50th Anniversary Celebration With 2015-2016 Season

Chorus Austin continues to celebrate its last 50 years of performances and to mark the beginning of its next 50 with its 2015-2016 season. Highlighting the group’s new season lineup will be performances of Brahms’ Requiem sung in English, the world premiere of a multi-movement work commissioned by Chorus Austin to be written by famed […]