Our mission is to embrace the cultural beauty and future of choral music. Houston Cecilia seeks to engage audiences through shared experiences of sound, texture and colour while actively seeking opportunities for community outreach.
Since its beginning in 2010 under founding-director Justin Smith, Houston Cecilia has been establishing a tradition of high-quality, innovative choral performances. In October of 2011, Houston Cecilia performed the premiere of University of Houston composer Michael Bryson’s A Time and Season. In May of 2012 the choir collaborated with VOX and the HSPVA Treble Choir in two highly-acclaimed performances of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS, the first time the piece had been performed in Houston. In May of 2014, Cecilia premiered a new choral arrangement of Triptych by Houston composer Ann Gebuhr. Watch for continued quality, fun programs from Houston Cecilia.” Houston Cecilia continues to support local Houston composers in premiering new and invigorating choral works of the 21st century.
“Game of Thrones – Live Concert Experience” at the Toyota Center. Houston, TX.2018.
The Houston Cecilia Chamber participated as the performing choir in the production of the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience. Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience production was conducted by GOT composer Ramin Djawadi. Recording by a Live Spectator.
“A Concert for Peace”
Bravura Concert Series at All Saints. October 2016.
“Spiritual to Spirituals”
Bravura Concert Series at All Saints. November 2015
O Nata Lux
- from Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen.
“….one of the most beautiful performances I’ve ever heard of (my O nata lux)…a superb choir.”- Morten Lauridsen 2010