Gonzalo A Ramos is the newly appointed Artistic Director of the Houston Cecilia Chamber Choir. A Houston native, Gonzalo holds a Masters in Sacred Music from the University of St. Thomas and a Bachelors in Music from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston. Gonzalo currently serves as the Artistic Director for the Bravura Concert Series and Director of Music for Hispanic Liturgies at All Saints Catholic Church in the Heights, Houston.
His compositions are performed in the greater Houston area. In October of 2005, he made his compositional debut with the Foundation of Modern Music in Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center. His recent choral compositions include Nada te Turbe, Ave Verum Corpus, Angele Dei, and Pax. Pax shared its international premiere at La Rochelle, France in June of 2017. In 2008 Gonzalo was awarded the International Study Program for Globalization Scholarship for studies in Salzburg, Austria’s Schloss Leopoldskron.
Gonzalo has worked as Assistant Music Director and Assistant Accompanist at HCC Central campus for several musical productions under the direction of Kathleen Knight. Some of his favorite productions include Camelot, The World Goes Round, The 1940’s Radio Hour, Smokey Joes Cafe, School House Rock, West Side Story: Concert production, and Avenue Q.
He appears as a tenor soloist for a diverse range of engagements including: Ralph Vaughn Williams’ Serenade to Music, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat, Howard Goodall’s Requiem, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Missa Brevis. In addition, Gonzalo cantors for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, currently sits on the 2018-2019 Southwest Liturgical Conference Committee, and assists in leading formation workshops for the Diocese in and outside of the greater Houston area.