Saturday December 3, 2022
Houston Masterworks Chorus
August to April Series
Festival Concert Hall
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Houston Masterworks Chorus
Houston Masterworks Chorus
Houston Masterworks Chorus

The Houston Masterworks Chorus is a choral community celebrating and connecting people through the power of music. The unwavering dedication of their leaders and members has ensured their mission to educate, inspire and uplift. Performing diverse masterworks, showcasing new compositions and talent, moving people out of their ordinary...seeking excellence is their constant, motivating force. Appointed in 2019, Dr. Paulo Gomes serves as Artistic Director.

Christmas with Masterworks, Rejoice! at Festival Hill Institute is part of our annual eclectic celebration that includes joyful and distinctive choral masterwork such as Vivaldi's Gloria. The audience eagerly shares holiday memories as the chorus weaves carols and holiday favorites throughout, ending in a candlelit sing-along of Silent Night. We will partnership with a cappella chorus, Space City Sound. Space City Sound strives to spread excellence in musical performance.

Adult $30. Student $10. Concert tickets are held at will call on the West side of the Concert Hall. If available, tickets will be sold at the door. Doors open 1 hour prior to concert.

Overnight accommodations are available on campus for this concert weekend.

Office/Information: 979-249-3129

Concert Hall Location: 248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954
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Here Comes Santa Claus
arr. Marshall Webb (1948-2022)
Space City Sound
Matt Swann, conductor
Drew Prince, assistant conductor


Deck the Hall
arr. Andreas Valkare
Space City Sound
Matt Swann, conductor
Drew Prince, assistant conductor


Carol of Bells
arr. David Wright (b. 1949)
Space City Sound
Matt Swann, conductor
Drew Prince, assistant conductor


It's the Most Wonderful Tome of the Year
arr. Matt Swann (b. 1982)
Space City Sound
Matt Swann, conductor
Drew Prince, assistant conductor


Mary Had a Baby
arr. David Wright (b. 1949)
Space City Sound
Matt Swann, conductor
Drew Prince, assistant conductor


Mary, Did You Know?
arr. David Wright (b.1949)
Houston Masterworks Chorus
Julie Sacks, piano
Paulo Gomes, conductor


Weihnachten, op.79/1
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Houston Masterworks Chorus
Julie Sacks, piano
Paulo Gomes, conductor


Baby, What You Going to Be?
Nathtalie Sleeth (1934-1992)
Houston Masterworks Chorus
Julie Sacks, piano
Paulo Gomes, conductor


Alleluia
Ralph Manuel (b. 1951)
Houston Masterworks Chorus
Julie Sacks, piano
Paulo Gomes, conductor


The First Noel
Dan Forrest (b. 1978)
Houston Masterworks Chorus
Julie Sacks, piano
Paulo Gomes, conductor


The Chritmas Song
Mel Torme & Robert Wells
Yerim Colin, solo
(Houston Masterworks Chorus Young Singer Competition Winner)
Houston Masterworks Chorus
Julie Sacks, piano
Paulo Gomes, conductor


Intermission


Gloria in D, RV 589
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Gloria in excelsis Deo (chorus)
Et in terra pax (chorus)
Laudamus te (two sopranos)
Gratias agimus tibi (chorus)
Propter magnam gloriam (chorus)
Domine Deus (soprano)
Domine, Fili unigenite (chorus)
Domine Deus, Agnus Dei (alto and chorus)
Qui tollis peccata mundi (chorus)
Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris (alto)
Quoniam tu solus sanctus (chorus)
Cum Sancto Spiritu (chorus)
Houston Masterworks Chorus & Space City Sound
Elizabeth Hsu and Elizabeth Foster, soprano soli
Lizzy Sneling, alto solo
Jacob Shafer, violin I
Rainel Joubert, violin II
Ingrid Gerling, viola
Mayara Velasquez, cello
Yu-Lan Hsu, oboe
Julie Sacks, keyboard

Dr. Paulo Gomes, conductor