Saturday October 13, 2018
Moores School Concert Chorale
Dr. Betsy Cook Weber, Director
August to April Series
Festival Concert Hall
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Moores School Concert Chorale
University of Houston Moores School Concert Chorale
The Moores School Concert Chorale is the University of Houston's premier large choral ensemble. The group has been under the direction of Betsy Cook Weber since 2002. Since that time the award-winning group has appeared as an invited choir in several national and international competitions.

Most recently, the Concert Chorale won Grand Prize after successfully participating in the 28th annual Bela Bartok International Choir Competition in Debrecen, Hungary. One of only eight collegiate and professional-level choirs invited to compete, the Concert Chorale sailed through the four-day competition. They tied for first place in the Mixed Choir division and placed second in the Chamber Choir division, before ultimately winning the Grand Prix award on July 8, 2018.

See article, Concert Chorale Wins Grand Prize in Hungary, on the University of Houston website. See/hear the "University of Houston Concert Chorale - Mixed Choir Finals Performance" on YouTube, (Due to restrictions, part of the recorded performance is audio only.)

In 2017, Chorale members traveled to compete at the Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales, and were invited to represent the United States at this prestigious festival's opening night concert. At the world-renowned festival, the Chorale won or placed in every category they entered, including first prize in the most coveted category of all--Chamber Choir.

University of Houston Moores School Concert Chorale
"If You're Gonna Play In Texas"
2nd European Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations
Magdeburg, Germany, July 5 - 12, 2015
In 2015, the choir won the Grand Prix of Nations in the Youth Choirs Category at the Second European Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations 2015 in Magdeburg, Germany. The piece "If You're Gonna Play In Texas," performed in the Magdeburg competition and featured in this video, will be performed at Festival Hill on October 13.

Adult $25. Student $10. General seating. Concert tickets will be held at the will call table on the West side of the concert hall. Doors open 1 hour prior to the concert. Tickets will also be available at the door. General seating.

Overnight accommodations are available on campus for this concert weekend. No pre-concert lunch is being offered this weekend.

Office/Information/Room Reservations: 979-249-3129

Concert Hall Location: 248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954      Google Map      #6 on Campus Map

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O Clap Your Hands
Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Night Meadow
Carlos Cordero (b. 1992)

Carlos Cordero (b. 1992)

Nada Te Turbe
Carlos Cordero (b. 1992)

Ave Regina Coelorum
Carlos Cordero (b. 1992)

Trois Chansons (Charles d'Orleans)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Dieu! Qu'il la fait bon regarder
Quand j’ai ouï le tambourin
Hiver, vous n’êtes qu’un vilain!
Melanie Sonnenberg, mezzo-soprano

Simple Song (from Mass)
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

From "Candide"
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Life is Happiness Indeed
I Am Easily Assimilated
Best of All Possible Worlds
Melanie Sonnenberg, mezzo-soprano

If You're Gonna Play in Texas... (arr. Paul Hart)
Dan Mitchell and Murry Kellum

Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da (arr. Bill Ives)
John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel? (arr. Moses Hogan)