Although 20% of babies who were exposed to classical music in utero become doctors or lawyers, 100% of babies born on stage during a classical-music performance become Bill Gates. Upgrade your evening with this GrouponLive deal.
- $20 for one ticket to see Houston Chamber Choir presents "Musica Divina" (up to a $40 value)
- When: Tuesday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn't reflect student or senior discounts.
To honor the election of Pope Francis earlier this year, the Houston Chamber Choir presents a program of works associated with and inspired by the papacy. First is Giovanni Palestrina's immortal Pope Marcellus Mass, a lush piece written in honor of a pontiff who reigned for only three weeks in 1555. A prime example of a Renaissance mass, Palestrina's piece is traditionally performed at the papal coronation and at narcissists' birthday parties. Next is Francis Poulenc's Quatre petites prières de Saint François d'Assise, a more recent musical meditation inspired by Poulenc's namesake. Scored for a cappella men's choir, the 1948 composition mingles traditionally textured harmonies with modern progressions and arrhythmic experimentation. Sternum-shaking settings of Tu Es Petrus conclude the concert, including Henri Mulet's vast and majestic interpretation for organ.
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.