Encore Houston

Episode 205: Houston Chamber Choir

The Houston Chamber Choir performs holiday music at Houston’s Villa de Matel.

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Houston Chamber Choir
The Houston Chamber Choir performing at the Villa de Matel


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On this episode of Encore Houston, the Houston Chamber Choir presents their annual Christmas at the Villa concert, with their return to the Villa de Matel after a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Music in this episode:

  • LUC JAKOBS: Hosanna to the Son of David
  • TRADITIONAL: On this day earth shall ring
    • Matthew Dion, organ
  • MARVIN GASPARD: Triptych of Carols
  • ALF HOUKOM: Rune of Hospitality
  • JOHN LEAVITT: The Angel Gabriel
    • The Treble Choir of Houston
  • BOB CHILCOTT: The Gift to be Simple
    • Marc Garvin, guitar
    • Victoria Wilson, recorder
    • Ardiana Batuigas, drum
    • Alice Wilson, soloist
    • Maggie Euscher, soloist
    • Ella Theurer, soloist
    • Annie Mello, soloist
  • DANIEL KNAGGS: Ave Maria No. 18, Regina Pacis
  • FRANCIS POTT: Balulalow
    • Emily Wolfe, soloist
  • JOSÉ LUIS MERLIN: Danze de la dulzura
    • Marc Garvin, guitar
  • DAVID BLACKWELL: Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming
  • DAVE BRUBECK: God’s Love Made Visible
  • Performance date: 12/10/2022
  • Originally aired: 12/1/2023


  • EDGAR PETTMAN: I Saw a Maiden
  • PETER WARLOCK: Benedicamus Domino
  • ARVO PÄRT: Morning Star
  • TOMÁS LUIS DE VICTORIA: O magnum mysterium
  • MOSES HOGAN: Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King
  • Performance dates: 12/2015 – 2017
  • Originally aired: 12/1/2018

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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