HBU Choral Ensembles

All HBU students are invited to sing in one of our choirs. They are conducted by Dr. Kevin Klotz, director of Choral Activities. HBU choirs are known for their artistry and performances of a wide range of repertoire. Choral students often receive opportunities to perform throughout Houston and on tour in the US and abroad. They also enjoy the opportunity to work with outstanding conductors and composers such as Alice Parker, Morten Lauridsen and J.A.C. Redford, all of whom have visited campus.

In the 2019-2020 Concert Season, the HBU Choirs will perform Poulenc’s Gloria and Mozart’s Missa Brevis in D Major, K. 194, as well as excerpts from Handel’s Messiah and John Rutter’s Psalmfest. They will also perform smaller works by Palestrina, Haydn, Randall Thompson, Morten Lauridsen, Ola Gjeilo, Judith Shatin, and others. The HBU Choirs will collaborate with other ensembles in the area including the Houston Choral Society and the Houston Civic Symphony.

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University Singers

HBU’s largest chorus, University Singers, is open to all students after a brief interview with the conductor. They perform on their own and in collaboration with Schola Cantorum, frequently representing HBU in church services, concerts and tours. University Singers meets TR 3:30-4:50 p.m.

Schola Cantorum

HBU’s “flagship” chorus, Schola Cantorum, is an auditioned ensemble that performs the most sophisticated choral repertoire. To be selected as a member of Schola Cantorum, students must demonstrate expertise in sight-singing, excellence in vocal development, and a deep commitment to the artistry of the choir.  Schola Cantorum meets MWF 2:00-3:30 p.m.

For information about auditioning for Schola Cantorum, interviewing prior to joining University Singers, or
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Kevin Klotz
Director of Choral Activities
KKlotz@HBU.edu
(281) 649-3228

 

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