CHAPEL OF VILLA DE MATEL CONVENT
6510 Lawndale, Houston
Houston, November 20, 2018– Now in its 30th season, the Houston Children’s Chorus, Houston’s premier ensemble for children, is preparing to spread the joy of the season with their celebrated annual holiday concert series.
On Sunday, December 16 at 4:00 and 6:00 p.m., the Chorus presents this highly acclaimed concert in the dramatically beautiful Chapel of the Villa de Matel Convent. The Children’s Chorus will honor the season with a range of sacred Christmas selections such as “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”, “Of The Father’s Love Begotten”, and other traditional and contemporary carols. This concert will also feature “Magnificat”, composed by Dr. Daniel Knaggs and commissioned for the Houston Children’s Chorus. The Chapel is the central place of worship for the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, and this concert is a rare opportunity for Houstonians to enter this sacred place and witness the breathtaking acoustics provided by such a unique space. The concert will also feature the magnificent pipe organ in the Chapel and will also be accompanied by a small orchestra. Stephen Roddy is the conductor. Brian Anderson is the organist.
“A Concert of Sacred Christmas Music”: Sunday, December 16 at 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. at the Chapel of the Villa de Matel Convent (6510 Lawndale). Tickets are $20. General Admission.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.houstonchildren.org, or at houstoncc.getmytix.net. Tickets will also be available at the door.
The Houston Children’s Chorus is an auditioned choir of children in grades 2-8. The Chorus is currently in its 30th year and was founded by Director Stephen Roddy. Over 5,850 children have participated in Chorus activities since the founding in 1989. They have performed for the President of the U.S. on 32 occasions and are regularly featured with the Houston Symphony and numerous other cultural organizations in the metropolitan area. The Chorus performs an average of 40 concerts per year and has presented concerts all over the world. http://www.houstonchildren.org.