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Houston Chamber Choir Releases Major CD And Actor Brett Cullen Directs World Premiere

We sit down with TV and movie star Brett Cullen and give you the scoop on the Houston Chamber Choir’s new album, which is garnering rave reviews.

In this episode of “Unwrap Your Candies Now,” Ernie Manouse chats with prolific actor Brett Cullen, who can be seen in Joker this fall with Robert DeNiro and Joaquin Phoenix. A University of Houston alum, Cullen is directing the World Premiere of Contradiction of the Southern Soul written by and starring Sally Mayes, at the UH Quintero Theatre from May 9-12.

Catherine Lu samples the Houston Chamber Choir’s new CD with conductor, Robert Simpson, who holds the Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts Artistic Director’s Chair. Released last month, Maurice Duruflé: Complete Choral Works was recorded at Rice University and produced by Grammy Award-winner Blanton Alspaugh. Simpson talks about the making of the album and reflects on how he started the choir back in 1995.

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Catherine Lu

Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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