Legendary composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein was born 100 years ago this August. Naturally, a number of performing arts groups around the country are featuring his works in concert this year, including a group in Houston.
On Saturday, May 12, Houston Chamber Choir is hosting a concert called Tonight, Tonight Won't Be Just Any Night: Lenny @ 100 showcasing a diverse collection of Bernstein's Broadway hits and sacred works.
The show also features Jamie Bernstein, his daughter, as a special guest commentator and narrator.
Ahead of the performance, Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn visited the choir at a rehearsal to learn more about the show and spoke with some of the members of the choir — along with director Robert Simpson and Jamie Bernstein.
MORE: Extended Conversation with Jamie Bernstein
Houston Chamber choir recently won the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, a prestigious honor bestowed by Chorus America.