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Encore Houston, Episode 62: Houston Chamber Choir

The Houston Chamber Choir performs American works and music by Johannes Brahms.



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Soprano Rebecca Heath and the Houston Chamber Choir

On this week’s Encore Houston, the Houston Chamber Choir presents two concerts from their current season: “This American Voice,” a rumination on the effects of Harvey and Houston’s resilience, and “Conservative Backlash,” featuring music by Johannes Brahms and Samuel Barber–two relatively conservative composers for their respective eras.

Music in this episode:

This American Voice

  • STEPHEN PAULUS, Hymn to the Eternal Flame
  • TRADITIONAL; arr. William Dawson, There is a Balm in Gilead
  • FOSTER, Hard Times Come Again No More
  • FRANK TICHELI, Earth Song
  • GEORGE GERSHWIN, “Leavin’ for the Promise Lan'” from Porgy and Bess
    • Jazmine Olwalia, soloist
  • DOLLY PARTON; arr. Craig Hella Johnson, Light of a Clear Blue Morning
    • Jennifer Crippen, soloist
  • J.K. ALWOOD, Unclouded Day
  • Performance date: 9/24/2017
  • Originally aired: 5/5/2018

Conservative Backlash

  • JOHANNES BRAHMS, Vier Gesange fur Frauenchor
  • SAMUEL BARBER, Reincarnations
  • BRAHMS, Neue Liebeslieder-Walzer
    • Kammi Estelle, soloist
    • Nathan Abbott, soloist
    • Jennifer Crippen, soloist
    • Eleanora Benedict, soloist
    • Briana Kerner, soloist
    • Alphonso Seals, soloist
    • Kelli Lawless, soloist
    • Rebecca Heath, soloist
    • Abby Powell, soloist
  • Performance date: 11/18/2017
  • Originally aired: 5/5/2018

New episodes of Encore Houston air Saturdays at 10 PM, with a repeat broadcast Sundays at 4 PM, all on Houston Public Media Classical.


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Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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