Chorus Austin celebrates “Many Voices, One World” with its 53rd season in 2017-2018. Leading the group is Ryan Heller, who will be celebrating his ninth year as Chorus Austin Artistic Director and Conductor.

The 32-voice Chorus Austin Chamber Ensemble opens the season Nov. 4 and Nov. 5 with “The Art of the Prophets,” a concert featuring works by Bach, Schütz, Brahms and Mendelssohn commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

Chorus Austin’s 180-voice Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Ensemble join for the group’s holiday classic “On a Winter’s Eve” Dec. 2, joined by the Austin Children’s Choir. This family-friendly concert kicks off the holiday season with traditional favorites, audience sing-along and highlighted by Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna. The Symphonic Chorus then follows with the holiday season audience favorite, the 28th annual “Sing-It-Yourself Messiah” on Dec. 16.

The Chamber Ensemble leads off the new year with “Many Voices, One World,” on Feb. 17 and 18, 2018. This concert explores music from a variety of faith and secular traditions with themes that unite us.

The Symphonic Chorus gathers its forces, soloists and orchestra for Haydn’s hymn to Mary, the sorrowful mother of Jesus, standing at her son’s crucifixion in Stabat Mater on April 21 and 22, 2018.

“Southwest Voices,” on May 5 and 6, 2018, highlights composers from Austin and around Texas, many premiering their works, plus the winner for the fifth annual Chorus Austin Young Composers Competition.

Chorus Austin’s 53rd season:

Art of the Prophets
Chorus Austin Chamber Ensemble presents works by Bach, Schutz, Brahms and Mendelssohn to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa Dr., Austin 78759, and
3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017
St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 606 W. 15h St., Austin 78701

On a Winter’s Eve
Annual holiday concert features Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, traditional and new songs of the season and a chance for the audience to sing along. Chorus Austin Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Ensemble join with the Austin Children’s Choir to present this family-friendly favorite.
3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa Dr., Austin 78759

28th annual “Sing-It-Yourself Messiah”
Audience favorite highlights the Chorus Austin Symphonic Chorus, orchestra, soloists and audience singing together from Handel’s Messiah.
3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa Dr., Austin 78759


Many Voices, One World

Chorus Austin Chamber Ensemble explores music from a variety of faith and secular traditions with themes that unite us.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
St. Louis King of France Catholic Church Chapel, 7601 Burnet Road, Austin 78757 and
3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa Dr., Austin 78759

Stabat Mater
Chorus Austin Symphonic Chorus, soloists and chamber orchestra present’s Haydn’s hymn to Mary, the sorrowful Mother of Jesus, standing at her son’s crucifixion.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018, and
3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2018
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa Dr., Austin 78759.

Southwest Voices
Chorus Austin Chamber Ensemble presents its annual crowd-pleasing concert featuring works by noted Texas and Southwest composers and the winning piece from the fifth annual Chorus Austin Young Composers Competition.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa Dr., Austin 78759 and
3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3501 Red River St., Austin 78705

Season tickets, offering a 20 percent discount over single tickets, are $120 general admission, $96 for seniors and $72 for students and active military. A flex series offering a selection of three concerts is available for $68 general admission, $54 for seniors and $41 for students and active military.

Information and season tickets are available online at www.chorusaustin.org or by contacting the business office at (512) 719-3300.