A children’s concert engages kids with age-appropriate music and spectacle, forgoing such adult-concert mainstays as extended seminars on optimizing tax deductions. Take young’uns to a show they can get into with today’s GrouponLive deal to see Messiah for Kids!, performed by the Houston Chamber Choir and River Oaks Chamber Orchestra at The Church of St. John the Divine on Saturday, December 3, at 11 a.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $7, you get one general-admission adult ticket (a $15 value).
- For $25, you get one general-admission family ticket (up to a $50 value). The family ticket is valid for either two adult and two children’s admissions or one adult and three children’s admissions.<p>
Composer George Frideric Handel steps down from his lofty seat in the Western musical canon for a performance of Messiah that unites the silken voices of the Houston Chamber Choir with anecdotes about the baroque master to enthrall youngsters. Praised in the Houston Chronicle for its “beautiful, lithe, well-honed sound,” the choral ensemble soars to even greater sonic heights with string-and-brass accompaniment from the esteemed River Oaks Chamber Orchestra.
Actor Ruddy Craven steps into the pointy shoes of Handel to remark on the oratorio as it unfolds, explaining the instruments involved in the composition and periodically adding a touch of powder to artistic director Robert Simpson’s wig. Little mouths will hang open in awe as the choir’s pitch-perfect harmonies interlace with the orchestra’s instrumental flourishes in a quilt of sound that has suffered only minimal moth damage in its 250-year history.
Houston Chamber Choir
Although the 24- to 28-member Houston Chamber Choir resists categorization, there may be one thing that defines the group: flexibility. Equally comfortable performing Bach's B minor mass with period instruments or singing along with Dave Brubeck and his quartet for an evening of choral jazz, it's no wonder Everett Evans of the Houston Chronicle dubbed the choir "one of the jewels of the city's cultural scene." And together they're a jewel that shares its sparkle with the world. The choir's concerts have spanned from the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City all the way to Wales while taking special care to promote the music of Texas composers.
Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
2450 River Oaks Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77019