HSC Performance History

This history was first compiled for the 40th anniversary celebration of the chorus in 1989. It includes the HOUSTON CHORALE, HOUSTON SYMPHONY CHORALE, and the HOUSTON SYMPHONY CHORUS. It was then updated by both Bill Goddard and in a very substantial way by David Nussman from 1995 to 2003. The compilation and coding was done by Ian Fetterley in 2003 (send corrections and additions to Ian Fetterley.

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Composer Work Conductor DayMonth Year Soloists Comments
Lundquist, Matthew N. Now That the Sun is Beaming Bright Urbach, Alfred F. 23-Apr 1947 Richard W. Bowles, local composer, conducted his own work dedicated to Chorale First Concert, a capella repertoire, the work listed is first on program

Evening of Choral Music, American Guild of Organists Urbach, Alfred F. 11-May 1947
Christ Episcopal Church, Houston

Evening of Choral Music Urbach, Alfred F. 30-Jun 1947
Miller Theater. Originally set for 19-Jun-1947 but rained out

Small Ensemble sings for Junior League Friday Musicale Urbach, Alfred F. 21-Nov 1947


Evening of Choral Music Urbach, Alfred F. 16-Apr 1948 Arthur E. Hall, local composer, conducted two of his own works Music Hall

American Guild of Organists presents the Houston Chorale Urbach, Alfred F. 23-May 1948
South Main Baptist Church

Choral Festival at Miller Theater Urbach, Alfred F. 29-Jun 1948
Three different Choruses participated

Texas Bar Association Barbecue Urbach, Alfred F. 2-Jul 1948
At San Jacinto Memorial Monument

Program of Christmas Music Urbach, Alfred F. 10-Dec 1948 HSC Soloists Ralph Bobbitt, Ann Edwards, Kittie Skelton, and Winnifred Scherffius Music Hall
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, 'Choral' Kurtz, Efram 10/11-Apr 1949 Paula Lenchner (s), Margery Mayer (cont), Irwin Dillon (t), Kenneth Schon (bar) First Engagement with HSO! In City Auditorium

Program of Christmas Music Urbach, Alfred F. 10-Dec 1949 Barbara Crissey (s) Music Hall
Humperdinck, Engelbert Evening Prayer & Dream Pantomime (Hansel & Gretel) Urbach, Alfred F. 17-Dec 1949
HSO, on Henke & Pillot underwritten program in Coliseum
Tchaikowsky, Pyotr Illyich Nutcracker Suite Urbach, Alfred F. 17-Dec 1949
HSO, on Henke & Pillot underwritten program in Coliseum
Brahms, Johannes Alto Rhapsody Kurtz, Efram 30-Jan 1950 Blanche Theborn (ms) Men of the Chorus, City Auditorium
Borodin, Alexandre Polovetsian Dances (Prince Igor) Kurtz, Efram 10-Apr 1950
City Auditorium

Evening of Choral Music Urbach, Alfred F. 12-May 1950 Proscilla Chaplin (s), plus pianists Drusilla Huffmeister and Claire Stafford Music Hall
Franck, Caesar 150th Psalm Urbach, Alfred F. 8-Dec 1950
Music Hall

Christmas Concert with HSO Urbach, Alfred F. 8-Dec 1950 HSC Bobbye Jean Richardson (narr) Music Hall
Verdi, Giuseppe Requiem Kurtz, Efram 9-Apr 1951 Carolyn Long (s), Nan Merriman (cont), louis Roney (t), George Landon (bbar) Music Hall

Program of Christmas Music Urbach, Alfred F. 8-Dec 1951 HSC Soloists Elizabeth Dixon (s), Kittie Skelton (s), Jo Ann Deason (s), Carmen Boeger (a), George Chaplin (b), Lweis Hubka (t), Paul Olfield (bar), Geoffrey Young (bar), Fay Focht (a), Joseph Salzhandler (t), Andrew Dick (b) City Auditorium, U of H Choral participated
Brahms, Johannes Nanie, Op 82 Kurtz, Efram 31-Mar 1952

Brahms, Johannes Shicksalslied (Song of Fate), Op 54 Kurtz, Efram 31-Mar 1952


Christmas Concert Urbach, Alfred F. 13-Dec 1952 HSC soloists Betty Wygant (s), Sue Dearien (a), Jane Pittman (s), Jackie Cade (a), Nonwood Prieto (t), Fred Brauer (b), Tony Joe Ramirez (t), Jack Waggoner (t) Music Hall

Evening of Choral Music Urbach, Alfred F. 21-Jan 1953 Andrew Dick (b), Reuben Boyett (s), Mary Chudleigh (s), Norwood Preto (t) Music Hall
Monteverdi, Claudio Magnificat Kurtz, Efram 6-Apr 1953 Jane Pittman (HSC), Kittie Skelton (HSC)

Program of Christmas Music Urbach, Alfred F. 12-Dec 1953 HSC soloists Gabriel-William Alexander (t), Zacharias - Paul Olfield (bar), Mary - Gbetty Lou Rosscamp, Narr - James Bradley, Kitty Skelton (s), Harriett Fasshauer (s), Ruth Mary Ruston (chimes)

Evening of Choral Music Cain, Noble 7-May 1954


Program of Christmas Music Urbach, Alfred F. 3-Dec 1954 HSC soloists Gabriel-William Alexander (t), Zacharias - Paul Olfield (bar), Mary - Gbetty Lou Rosscamp, Narr - William H Schlottman
Schubert, Franz The Omnipotence Urbach, Alfred F. 3-Dec 1954 Ruth Wareham
Hall, Arther E. Seven preludes to the Nativity Urbach, Alfred F. 3-Dec 1954
Hall is a local Houston composer
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix Incidental Music from A Midsummer Night's Dream Toth, Andor 22-Feb 1955 Ruth Wareham (s), Annette Dinwoodey (cont) Women of the Chorus. Toth was HSO Associate Conductor
Verdi, Giuseppe Requiem Beecham, Sir Thomas 3/4/5-Apr 1955 Francis Yeend (s), Mona Paulee (ms), Gabor Carelli (t), Yi-Kwei Sze (b). On 03-Apr HSC member Jack Waggoner subbed for ailing Gabor Carelli! First Triple presentation of HSC - a rarity on HSO schedule. 3-Apr was Ball HS, Galveston. 4/5-Apr were Music Hall
Rogers and Hart Oklahoma Selections Bonney, Maurice 5-Nov 1955
Program does not credit HSC
Sibelius, Jan Hymn to the Earth Stokowski, Leopold 12-Dec 1955
US Premier
Orff, Carl Carmina Burana Stokowski, Leopold 31-Jan 1956 Virginia Babikian (s), Dorothy Brown (cont), Clifford Thompson (t), Jack Waggoner (t)(HSC), Guy Gardner (bar), Howard Hartmann (bar), Houston Youth Symphony Boy's Choir (Howard Webb)(conductor) HSO Premier
Orff, Carl Il Trionfo di Afrodite Stokowski, Leopold 2-Apr 1956 Virginia Babikian (s), Audre Lokey (s), Jack Waggoner (t)(HSC), Guy Gardner (bar) World Premier, Music Hall
Berlioz, Hector L'Enfance du Christ Stokowski, Leopold 19-Dec 1956 Audre Lokey (s), Lois Townsend (s), David Lloyd (t), Jack Waggoner (t)(HSC), Jack Dickinson (bar), Philip Macro (bar), Yi-Kwei Sze (b) HSO Radio Concert - KTRH
Hovhaness Ad Lyram Stokowski, Leopold 12-Mar 1957 Melba Petzold (s), Ruth Porter (cont)(HSC), Alan Messer (t), Henry Bennick (bar) World Premier, Music Hall
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, 'Choral' Stokowski, Leopold 27-Mar 1957 Jean Hinclke (s), Annette Dinwoodey (cont), Rudolph Petrak (t), Jay Froman (b) Music Hall

Houston Pops Waring, Fred 8-Apr 1957
Chorus was called the 'Houston Pops Choral'
Orff, Carl Naenie and Dithyrambe Stokowski, Leopold 11/12-Nov 1957
The HSO 57-58 season is first in which works are regularly performned twice
Bach/Stravinsky, Igor Von Himmel Hoch Stravinsky, Igor 6/7-Jan 1958

Orff, Carl Carmina Burana Stokowski, Leopold 7/8-Apr 1958
Music Hall. The recording, made soon after has Virginia Babikian (s), Clyde Hager (t), Guy Gardner (bar)
Wagner, Richard Venusberg Music Stokowski, Leopold 20/21-Oct 1958
Women of Chorus
Debussy, Claude Trois Chansons Stokowski, Leopold 3/4-Nov 1958
HSO Premier
Bach, Johann Sebastian B minor Mass Stokowski, Leopold 6/7-Apr 1959


Miller Theater Pops Rachlin, Ezra 14-Jul 1959 Noted as 'First Chorale Appearance in Summer Symphony Program' Small' Miller theater. Ezra Rachlin conducted the Orchestra part of the concert

Christmas Program, Coastal Concert Society, First Series Urbach, Alfred F. ??-Dec 1959
League City
Debussy, Claude La Damoiselle Elue Rachlin, Ezra 14/15-Dec 1959 Frances Junger (narr), Pauline Stark (s) 16 Women of the Chorus - sat on apron of stage with the soloists

Program of Christmas Music Rachlin, Ezra 14/15-Dec 1959 With HSC soloists Bonnie Sue Wooldridge, William Alexander, Kittie Skelton, Martha Bedford, Barbara Julif, James Fromme, Carol Gardner, Richard Palm
Brahms, Johannes Alto Rhapsody Stokowski, Leopold 21/22-Mar 1960
Men of Chorus
Brahms, Johannes German Requiem, Op 45 Stokowski, Leopold 4/5-Apr 1960
HSC joined by U of H Choir, Merrills Lewis (conductor) the furst such joint concert in a relationship to last until Feb-1970

Miller Theater Pops Rachlin, Ezra 19-Jun 1960
Small' Miller theater (40 voices). Ezra Rachlin conducted the Orchestra part of concert

Captain Kangaroo Rachlin, Ezra ?? 1960 Noted in Chorale performance list prepared on occasion of 6-Apr-1962 Chronicle One-Dollar Symphony' program. Not otherwise located Earle Jensen remembers attending in the audience with her children
Holst, Gustav The Planets Sargent, Sir Malcolm 28/29-Nov 1960
Women of the Chorus
Walton, William Belshazzar's Feast Golschmann, Vladimir 20/21/25-Mar 1961 Herff Applewhite (bar) HSC joined by U of H Concert Choir, Merrills Lewis, (conductor) in Music Hall. Conductor Golschmann was a late replacement
Wagner, Richard Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg - Procession of Meistersingers and Final Chorus Leinsdorf, Erich 3/4-Apr 1961 Eileen Farell (ms) also san Bacchanale from 'Tannheuser' and Immolation scene from 'Gotterdammerung'
Wagner, Richard Tannhaeusser, Venusberg Music Leinsdorf, Erich 3/4-Apr 1961
Women of the Chorus

Miller Theater Pops Rachlin, Ezra 18-Jun 1961
Small' Miller theater. Ezra Rachlin conducted the orchestral part of concert
Gershwin, George Porgy and Bess (excerpts) Kostelanetz, Andre 31-Dec 1961
New Years Eve Concert
Debussy, Claude Les Sirenes (Nocturnes) Barbirolli, Sir John 12/13-Feb 1962
Women of the chorus
Debussy, Claude Pelleas et Melisande Barbirolli, Sir John 12/13-Feb 1962
Women of the chorus
Mahler, Gustav Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (Resurrection) Barbirolli, Sir John 19/20-Mar 1962 Frances Yeend (s), Elena Nikolaidi (HSC) HSC joined by U of H Concert Choir, Merrills Lewis (conductor)
Ravel, Maurice Daphnis & Chloe Suite No. 2 Barbirolli, Sir John 19/20-Feb 1962 Phyllis Curtin (s) HSC joined by U of H Concert Choir, Merrills Lewis (conductor)
Borodin, Alexandre Polovetsian Dances (Prince Igor) Lane, Louis 25-Jan 1963
HSC joined by U of H Concert Choir, Merrills Lewis (conductor)
Humperdinck, Engelbert Evening Prayer & Dream Pantomime (Hansel & Gretel) Lane, Louis 25-Jan 1963
HSC joined by U of H Concert Choir, Merrills Lewis (conductor)
Verdi, Giuseppe Requiem Barbirolli, Sir John 4/5-Mar 1963 Phyllis Curtin (s), Maureen Forrester (ms), Richard Lewis (t), Morley Meridith (b) HSC joined by U of H Concert Choir, Merrills Lewis (conductor)
Ravel, Maurice Daphnis & Chloe Suite No. 2 Barbirolli, Sir John 18/19-Mar 1963 Phyllis Curtin (s) HSC joined by U of H Concert Choir, Merrills Lewis (conductor)
Faure, Gabriel Urbain Pavane Barbirolli, Sir John 3/4-Feb 1964 A mixed chorus of about 20 people from HSC 1964 was the Golden Anniversary season of the HSO. Concert in Music Hall
Elgar, Edward; Sir Dream of Gerontius Barbirolli, Sir John 23/24-Mar 1964 Kerstin Meyer (ms), Richard Lewis t), Donald Bell (bbar) HSC joined by U of H Concert Choir, Merrills Lewis (conductor)

Christmas Concerts Urbach, Alfred F., Bedford, Wayne 18/21-Dec 1964
Concerts at Clear Creek HS , Conroe HS, sponsored by Coastal Concert Society
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, 'Choral' Barbirolli, Sir John 29/30-Mar 1965 Saramae Endich (s), Florence Kopleff (a)(HSC), John Druary (t), Malcolm Smith (b) HSC joined by U of H Concert Choir, Merrills Lewis (conductor), in Music Hall
Shaw, Robert (arr) Ya Viene la Vieja Urbach, Alfred F. 15-Sep 1965
150th Anniversary - Independence of Mexico - Concert held in Music Hall
Gretchanoff - Cain Holy Radiant Light Urbach, Alfred F. 15-Sep 1965
150th Anniversary - Independence of Mexico - Concert held in Music Hall
Bach, Johann Sebastian If By His Spirit Urbach, Alfred F. 15-Sep 1965
150th Anniversary - Independence of Mexico - Concert held in Music Hall
Handel, George Frederick Messiah Barbirolli, Sir John 4/5-Apr 1966 Pauline Stark (s), Forence Kopleff (ms)(HSC), John Druary (t), Malcolm Smith (b) HSC joined by U of H Concert Choir, Merrills Lewis (conductor)
Key, Francis Scott National Anthem Lantz, Harry 2-Oct 1966
Dedication Ceremony for Civic Center (JH). Orchestra is 'All City Symphony' Harry Lantz, Conductor
Ravel, Maurice Daphnis & Chloe Suite No. 2 Barbirolli, Sir John 3-Oct 1966

Saint-Saens, Camille Christmas Oratorio Roller, A. Clyde 19/20-Dec 1966 Jean Preston (s), Frances Junger (ms), Phyllis Hand [HSC], John Druary (t), Stephen Harbachick (bar)
Verdi, Giuseppe Te Deum Roller, A. Clyde 19/20-Dec 1966

Mahler, Gustav Symphony No. 3 in D minor Barbirolli, Sir John 2/3-Apr 1967 Florence Kopleff © With Singing Boys of Houston (Paul Ofield)(conductor)
Brahms, Johannes German Requiem, Op 45 Roller, A. Clyde 19-Nov 1967 At U of H with U of H symphony Orchestra and Concert Choir - Recorded Not in HOS records
Vaughan Williams, Ralph Sinfonia Antarctica Previn, Andre 18/19-Dec 1967 William Lee Pryor (narr), Jean Preston (s) Not in HSO records, Clyde Roller assumed the directorship in Sep-1967
Verdi, Giuseppe Requiem Mass in Memory of Manzoni Barbirolli, Sir John 25/26-Mar 1968 Elizabeth Vaughan (s), Maureen Forrester (ms)(HSC), Richard Lewis (t), Yi-Kwei Sze (b) Not in HSO records
Liszt, Franz "Faust" Symphony Previn, Andre 18/19-Nov 1968 Frank Stovall (t) Men of the Chorus
Stravinski, Igor Symphony of Psalms Previn, Andre 2/3-Dec 1968

Britten, Benjamin Ceremony of Carols Roller, A. Clyde 20-Dec 1968
First Annual Christmas Concert
Honegger, Arthur Une Cantate de Noel Roller, A. Clyde 20-Dec 1968
First Annual Christmas Concert
Mahler, Gustav Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (Resurrection) Barbirolli, Sir John 24/25-Mar 1969 Jean Preston (s), kerstin Meyer (a) HSC joined by U of H Concert Choir, Merrills Lewis (conductor)
Wagner, Richard Elsa's Procession, Tannhauser Chorus, Valkyries Roller, A. Clyde 13/14-Oct 1969 Nancy Tatum (s) Wayne Bedford died Jun-1969. Don Strong became the Chorale Directory
Honegger, Arthur Une Cantate de Noel Roller, A. Clyde 19-Dec 1969 Travis Franklin (bar), and Singing Boys of Houston (Paul Ofield)(conductor) Described as 'second annual Christmas Concert'
Humperdinck, Engelbert Evening Prayer & Dream Pantomime Pantomime (Hansel & Gretel) Roller, A. Clyde 19-Dec 1969
Described as 'second annual Christmas Concert'

Christmas Concert Roller, A. Clyde 19-Dec 1969 HSC's Denny Douglas (t), Michael Byrnes (t), Mary Ann Jackson (s), Lonnette Prather (s), Peter Sloss (t), Andrew Gauthier (bar), Mac Jones (b) Described as 'second annual Christmas Concert'. The (first) Conoco Party had orchestra plus one soloist
Holst, Gustav The Planets, Op 32 Ehrling, Sixten 8/9/10-Feb 1970 Women of the chorus. HSC joined by U or H Concert Choir (merrills Lewis)(conductor) Last such joint concert in the series that began Apr-1960
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, 'Choral' Roller, A. Clyde 28-Apr 1970 Virginia Babikian (s), Earline Ballard (ms), McCollum (t), Simon Estes (b) HSC, U of H Concert Chorale, and Rice University Chorale. At Rice U. Field House
Mascagni, Pietro Anthem (Cavalleria Rusticana) Roller, A. Clyde 15-Jun 1970
Concert in Miller Theater
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Solemn Vespers Strong, Donald 15-Jun 1970 HSC Soloists Eleanor Grant (s), Ruth Lay (a), John Walters (t), Joseph Naron (b) Concert in Miller Theater
Various Pops, Christmas Roller, A. Clyde 18-Dec 1970 Pauline Stark (s) JH, Conoco Party was all orchestral?
Schutz, Heinrich Magnificat Roller, A. Clyde 18-Dec 1970 Pauline Stark (s), John Druary (t), Clyde Hager (t), Charles Nelson (b), JH
Delius, Frederick Appalachia variations (for Barbirolli, Sir John) 28-Feb/1/2-Mar 1971
Rehearsed for Barbirolli but shelved on his death
Verdi, Giuseppe Stabat Mater and Te Deum from 'Four Sacred Pieces" Foster, Lawrence (for Barbirolli, Sir John) 28-Feb/1/2-Mar 1971 Eleanor Grant (s) Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Concerts
Walton, William Belshazzar's Feast Handford, Maurice 21/22/23-Mar 1971 Stephen Harbachick (bar) First major concert without U of H since ???
Mahler, Gustav Symphony No. 3 in D minor Roller, A. Clyde 13-Apr 1971 Joan Wall (ms), Singing Boys of Houston (Paul Ofield)(conductor) Women of the chorus. Concert in Rice U Field Houston (Autrey Court)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Requiem Mass in D minor, KV626 Roller, A. Clyde 17/18-May 1971 Jean Preston (s), Joan Wall (ms), John Druary (t), Stephen Harbachick (bar)
Beethoven, Ludwig van Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op 123 Shaw, Robert 5-Jun 1971
Workshop 31-May(?) - 05-Jun, with one public performance
Beethoven, Ludwig van C-Major Mass Foster, Lawrence 17/18/19-Oct 1971 Kate Hurney (s), Earlinee Ballard (ms), Clyde Hager (t), Jon Enloe (bar) First concert with Foster
Various Pops, Christmas (Sounds of Christmas) Roller, A. Clyde 18-Dec 1971 Maryann Jackson (s) The Conoco party was all-orchestral?
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Solemn Vespers, K339 Roller, A. Clyde 18-Dec 1971 HSC Soloists Eleanor Grans (s), May Kean (a), Alvin Varnon (t), Warren Hastings (b)
Prokofiev, Alexandre Alexander Nevsky Foster, Lawrence 27/28-Mar 1972 Earkube Bakkardm (Earline Ballard)(s) HSC joined by Houston Baptist College Chorus and Rice University Chorale. HSC was costumed.
Feldman, Morton The Rothko Chapel (World Premiere) Peress, Maurice 9/9-Apr 1972 Babikian, Virginia (s) At Rothko Chapel
Haydn, Franz Joseph The Creation Foster, Lawrence 7/8/9-May 1972 Paulina Stark (s), Jana Elam (ms), Charles Bressler (t), Charles Nelson (b), Babikian, Virginia (s)
Brahms, Johannes Alto Rhapsody Covelli, John 30/31-Oct 1972 Frances Bible (cont) The men of the chorus
Bach, Johann Sebastian Magnificat Roller, A. Clyde 30/31-Oct 1972 Virginia Baikian (s), Diane Tobola (ms), Frances Bible (cont), Waldie Anderson (t), Charles Nelson (b)
Various Pops, Christmas Unknown? Dec? 1972
No record in archive, Chronicle 'Zest', or at Conoco - probably no Christmas concerts?
Wagner, Richard Der Fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman)(concert performance) Foster, Lawrence 22/23-Jan 1973 Earline Ballard (ms), Carolyne James (contralto), Richard Cassilly (t), William McDonald (t), Jon Enloe (bar), Guillermo Sarabia (bar) HSC joined by Houston Baptist College Chorus and Rice University Chorale
Bach/Stravinsky, Igor Choral Variations on Von Himmel Hoch Foster, Lawrence 15/16/17-Apr 1973

Ravel, Maurice Daphnis & Chloe Suite No. 2 Foster, Lawrence 15/16/17-Apr 1973

Stravinski, Igor Persephone Foster, Lawrence 15/16/17-Apr 1973 George Shirley (t), Yvette Mimieux (narr), Singing Boys of Houston - Gary W. Patterson (dir) With Singing Boys of Houston
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, 'Choral' Foster, Lawrence 13/14/15-May 1973 Earline Ballard (s), Carol Mayo (ms), Edgar Moore (t), Charles Nelson (b) Babikian replaced Jeanine Crader, James Jarvis replaced Jon Enloe (illnesses)
Beethoven, Ludwig van Fantasia in C minor for piano, chorus and orchestra, Op 80 Foster, Lawrence 13/14/15-May 1973 Radu Lupu (piano), Virginia Babikian (s), Frances Lyttton (s), Earline Ballard (ms), Waldie Anderson (t), James Martin (t), James Jarvis (b) Babikian replaced Jeanine Crader, James Jarvis replaced Jon Enloe (illnesses)
Orff, Carl Carmina Burana Foster, Lawrence 5/6-Nov 1973 Evelyn Mandar (s), Richard Stillwell (bar), Clyde Hager (t) With Boy's Choir of Houston
Various Pops, Christmas (Sounds of Christmas) Miller, Mitch 20/21-Dec 1973
Conoco Concert 13-Dec, was all orchestral
Falla, Manuel de La Vida Breve Fruhbeck, Rafael 10/11/12-Feb 1974 Enriqueta Torres (s), Earline Ballard (s), Gail McCullough (s), Gene Bullard (t), Warren Hastings (bar), Perico Sevilla (Flamenco dancer), John Huff (bar), Luisa Aranda (Flamenco dancer), Charles Thornberg (t) Also included HSC soloists Al Irving (t), Mary Nepveux (s), Patricia Cleghorn (s), Lynda Sparks (ms)
Orff, Carl Carmina Burana Foster, Lawrence 21/23-Feb 1973 Anne Lacy (s), Warren Hastings (bar), Clyde Hager (t) With Singing Boys of Houston and Houston Ballet

Houston Chorale "Sing-along" Foster, Lawrence 22-Feb 1974
With 35 members of HSO! Sang choruses of Bach, Handel, Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Haydn
Brahms, Johannes German Requiem, Op 45 Foster, Lawrence 12/13/14-May 1974 Eemilia Petrescu (s), Simon Estes (bar)
Bach, Johann Sebastian Mass in B Minor Shaw, Robert 21/22/23-Jun 1974 none Workshop. No Public Performance
Bach, Johann Sebastian St. John Passion, BWV 245 Shaw, Robert 21/22/23-Jun 1974 none Workshop. No Public Performance
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, 'Choral' Covelli, John 21-Jul 1974 Earline Ballard (s), Carol Mayo (ms), Edgar Moore (t), Charles Nelson (b) Miller Theater. 'Pick up' chorus included many HSC members
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Mass No 14 in C Major (Coronation Mass), KV317 Foster, Lawrence 28/29-Oct 1974 Paulina Star (s), Evelyn Petros (ms), Clyde Hager (t), Adib Fazah (bar)
Various Pops, Christmas Miller, Mitch 19/20-Dec 1974
Conoco Concert 17-Dec, was all orchestral
Bach, Handel, Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Haydn Houston Chorale "Sing-along" Foster, Lawrence 7-Feb 1975 Aat St. Luke's Methodist (Westheimer) with 35 members of HSO! Sand choruses of Bach, Handel, Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Haydn
Wagner, Richard Die Walkure (Concert version) Foster, Lawrence 10/11-Feb 1975 Bozena Ruk-Focie (s), Earline Ballard (s), Jess Thomas (t), David Ward (bbar), Jan Enloe (b), the 'Walkuries' HSC members Sue Hyde, Gerhilde: Anne Cogswell, Ortlinde: Maxine Moore, Waltraute: Also HSC's Suzie Pearson, Schwertheite: Christina Murphy, Helmwige: Patricia Clegghorn, Ssilgrune: Susan Morrison, Grimgarde: Mary Nepveux, Rossweisse
Britten, Benjamin War Requiem Shaw, Robert 3/4-Mar 1975 Yvonne Ciannella (s), Seth mcCoy (t), Peter Harrower (b) With Singing Boys of Houston
Mahler, Gustav Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (Resurrection) Foster, Lawrence 4/5/6-May 1975 Shigemi Matsumoto (s), Gwendolyn Killebrew (ms)
Vivaldi, Antonio Gloria Foss, Lucas 20-May 1975 Paulina Stark (s), Carol Mayo (ms)
Brahms, Johannes Schicksalslied Wagner, Roger 22-Jun 1975 Wagner, Roger Workshop at Hamman Hall, Rice., Performance was at JH
Haydn, Franz Joseph Te Deum Wagner, Roger 22-Jun 1975 Wagner, Roger Workshop at Hamman Hall, Rice., Performance was at JH
Faure, Gabriel Requiem Wagner, Roger 22-Jun 1975 Wagner, Roger Workshop at Hamman Hall, Rice., Performance was at JH
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Solemn Vespers Strong, Donald 11-Oct 1975 Haydn, Mozart, Brahms Performance in Miller Theater - multi-media event, part of Houston Fest
Mahler, Gustav Symphony No. 3 in D minor Foster, Lawrence 27/28-Oct 1975 Rosalind Elias (ms), Singing Boys of Houston (Gary W. Patterson)(dir) Women of the Chorus. Elias subbed for Hilda Harris
Various Pops, Christmas 'Joy to the World' DeMain, John L. 13-Dec 1975
Special Xmas Concert, Galveston Old Opera House
Various Pops, Christmas (Sounds of Christmas) Hayman, Richard 18/19-Dec 1975
U of H singers performed at the Conoco Christmas concert on 11-Dec
Handel, George Frederick Messiah DeMain, John L. 21/22-Dec 1975 Virginia Babikian (s), Marvalee Cariaga (ms), Dennis Bailey (t), Peter Harrower (b) First Annual Messiah. DeMain replaced Akira Endo. Held in Music Hall

Houston Chorale "Sing-along" Roller, A. Clyde ?-Feb 1976

Berlioz, Hector Damnation of Faust Foster, Lawrence 16/17-Feb 1976 Evelyn Lear (s), Kenneth Riegel (t), Michael Devlin (b), Jon Enloe (b) With Singing Boys of Houston
Mendelssohn, Felix Midsummer Night's Dream Foster, Lawrence 10/11-May 1976 Robert McCullough (narr), Paulina Stark (s), Maryanne Telese (s) Women of the Chorus
Bach, Johann Sebastian St. Matthew Passion Foster, Lawrence 16/17/18-May 1976 Shiela Armstrong (s), Gwendolyn Killebrew (ms), Mallory Walker (t), Brent Ellis (bar), Samuel Ramey (b) HSC soloists Pam Covington (s), Nora Klier (s), Ann Lacy (s), John L. Huff (b)
Britten, Paynter, Schafer, Somers, Iseler, Cabena Contemporary Music: Britten: Jubilate Deo, Paynter: Exultet Coelum Laudibus, Schafer: Epitaph for Moonlight, Somers: Feller from Fortune arr., Iseler: Away in a Manger, Cabena: Prayer of St Francis Iseler, Elmer 18/20-Jun 1976 Watson, Ruth, Pater Nosta ? Workshop. No public performance
Stravinski, Igor Symphony of Psalms Iseler, Elmer 18/20-Jun

Workshop. No public performance
Various Pops, Christmas Dragon, Carmen, and Strong, Donald 16/17-Dec 1976 Sherrie Matthews (s)(HSC), Pamela Covington (s)(HSC), Ruth Elayne Disroon (s)(HSC), Pamela Whitcomb (a)(HSC), Richard Rodriguez (t) Musician's strike in Fall 1976 - Opening concert delayed until 8/9-Nov, 1st regular concert 29/30-Nov
Handel, George Frederick Messiah DeMain, John L. 20/21-Dec 1976 Shigemi Matsumoto (s), Lorna Myers (ms), Dennis Bailey (t), Joseph McKee (b) Concerts at Music Hall
Brahms, Johannes Shicksalslied Babikian, Virginia 23/24-Jan 1977

Debussy, Claude La Damoiselle Elue Strong, Donald 23/24-Jan 1977 Virginia Babikian (s), Jana Elam Rader (ms) Women of the Chorus, Performed at St. John's church and at HBU Gymn
Brahms, Johannes Vier Gesange, Op 17 Babikian, Virginia 23/24-Jan 1977 Joint with HBU Bel Canto Singers With Bel Canto Singers of HBU
Purcell, Henry Come Ye Sons of Art (Olde for the Birthday of Queen Mary, 1694) Babikian, Virginia 23/24-Jan 1977
Women of the Chorus, Performed at St. John's church and at HBU Gymn
Stravinski, Igor Oedipus Rex Foster, Lawrence 6/7/8-Feb 1977 George Shirley (t), Joy Davidson (ms), Jon Enloe (b), Richard T. Gill (b), Dale Smith (t), Werner Klemperer (narr) Men of the Chorus
Verdi, Giuseppe Requiem Foster, Lawrence 9/10-May 1977 Martina Arroyo (s), Tatiana Troyanos (ms), John Alexander (t), Paul Plishka (b)
Holst, Gustav The Planets Foster, Lawrence 15/16/17-May 1977 Women of HSC (offstage) Women of the Chorus
Durufle, Maurice Requiem (1947) Iseler, Elmer 17/18/19-Jun 1977 Joanne McMillan (ms) Workshop at First Presbyterian Church. Informal public concert on 19-Jun
Scarlatti, Alessandre St. Cecelia Mass (1720) Iseler, Elmer 17/18/19-Jun 1977
Workshop at First Presbyterian Church. Informal public concert on 19-Jun
Tippett, Michael A Child of Our Time Groves, Sir Charles 27/28/29-Nov 1977 Lorna Hawood (s), Sheila Nadler (ms), Seth McCoy (t), Ara Berberian (b) The Jun-1977 Workshop concluded the leadership of Don Strong. Virginia Babikian became HSC Directory in Sep-1977. Virginia first soloed with the Chorale in Jan-1956. Her coaching role with the Chorale began about Sep-1970
Various Pops, Christmas (Sing Along) Dragon, Carmen, and Babikian, Virginia 14/15/16-Dec 1977 Pamela Covington (s)(HSC, Cary C. Cobb (t)(HSC), Stephen C. Whitcomb (t)(HSC) 14-Dec was Conoco Christmas Party
Handel, George Frederick Messiah DeMain, John L. 19/20-Dec 1977 Linda Kowalski (s), Fredda Rakusin (ms), Abram Morales (t), Warren Elisworth (b) Concerts at First Baptist Church
Holst, Gustav The Planets, Op 32 (excerpts) Foster, Lawrence 25-Jan 1978 Performed in the Summit. With Lazer light show The Ultimate Musical Voyage (excerpts from Holst, The Planets, Williams, Star Wars, etc.)
Moussorgsky, Modest Boris Godunov (concert version) Foster, Lawrence 6/7-Mar 1978 Jerome Hines (b), Sandra Coffman (s)(HSC), Hancy McClain (a)(HSC), Mary Nepveux (a)(HSC), Cary C. Cobb (t)(HSC), Paul Downs (t)(HSC), Richard C. Dehmel (b)(HSC), Mathaniel Lee (b)(HSC), James R. Wilhite (b)(HSC) Soloists were Chorus members - Jerom Hines (b)
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, 'Choral' Foster, Lawrence 14/15/16-Mar 1978 Earlene Ballard (s), Barbara Conrad (ms), Seth McCoy (t), Ezio Flagello (b)
Bruckner, Anton Te Deum Foster, Lawrence 14/15/16-May 1978 Earlene Ballard (s), Barbara Conrad (ms), Seth McCoy (t), Ezio Flagello (b)
Holst, Gustav The Planets, Op 32 (excerpts) Harwood, C. William 30-Jun 1978
Performed in the Summit with laser light show. Return of the Ultimate Musical Voyage (excerpts from Holst, The Planets, Williams, Star Wars, etc.)
Various Walt Disney Family Concert Christenson, James (Disney staff person) 21/21/22/22/23/23-Jul 1978

Elgar, Edward; Sir Dream of Gerontius Gibson, Sir Alexander 25/26/27-Nov 1978 Alfreda Hodgson (ms), Richard Cassilly (t), Gwynne Howell (bar) Cassilly and Howell replaced Ryland Davies and Benjamin Luxon
Bach, Johann Sebastian Christmas Oratorio (two selections) Harwood, C. William 14/15-Dec 1978
14-Dec was Conoco Christmas Party
Various Pops, Christmas Harwood, C. William 14/15-Dec 1978
No 'Messiah' this year
Janacek, Janos Glagolitic Mass Inbal, Eliahu 17/18-Mar 1979
Canceled half way into rehearsals because two critical soloists bowed out
Ravel, Maurice Daphnis & Chloe Suites & Ballet Inbal, Eliahu 17/18-Mar 1979

Wagner, Richard Tannhaeuser, Venusberg music Gibson, Sir Alexander 5/6/7-May 1979
Women of the Chorus
Wagner, Richard Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Choruses) Gibson, Sir Alexander 5/6/7-May 1979

Brahms, Johannes German Requiem, Op 45 Bergel, Erich 13/14-Oct 1979 Tom Krause (bar), Ruth Falcon (s)
Various Pops, Christmas Dragon, Carmen, and Babikian, Virginia 12/13/14-Dec 1979
12-Dec was Conoco Christmas Party, 13-Dec was Tenneco Party
Handel, George Frederick Messiah Harwood, C. William 15-Dec 1979 Erie Mills (s), Rodney Hardesty (cten), Carroll Freeman (t), Louie Otey (bar) Concert at Memorial Drive Presbyterian
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Requiem Mass in D minor, KV626 Weller,Walter 22/23/24-Mar 1980 Heather Harper (s), Delia Wallis (ms), Alexander Oliver (t), John Shirley-Quirk (b)
Beethoven, Ludwig van Missa Solemnis Bergel, Erich 17/18/19-May 1980 Marilyn Azchau (s), Florence Quivar (ms), John Alexander (t), Ezio Flagello (b)
Berlioz, Hector Grand Messe Des Morts (Requiem) Comissiona, Sergiu 29/30-Nov 1980 Robert White (t) HSO Premier
Various Pops Lanchbery, John 16/17/18-Dec 1980 Gordon MacRae 16-Dec was Conoco Concert Party
Handel, George Frederick Messiah Harwood, C. William 20-Dec 1980 Jennifer Rings (s), Judith Christin (ms), Carroll Freeman (t), Marc Embree (bbar) Concert at JH
Penderecki, Krzysztov Psalms of David Penderecki, Krzystof 14/15-Feb 1981

Orff, Carl Carmina Burana Harwood, C. William 16/17/18-May 1981 Carmen Balthrop (s), John Aler (t), Carlos Serrano (b)
Tchaikowsky, Pyotr Ilyich Eight Songs Babikian, Virginia 1-Jun 1981

Brahms, Johannes Alto Rhapsody, Op 53 Bergel, Erich 3/4/5-Oct 1981 Barbara McAlister (ms) Men of the Chorus
Brahms, Johannes Nanie, Op 82 Bergel, Erich 3/4/5-Oct 1981

Brahms, Johannes Shicksalslied (Song of Fate), Op 54 Bergel, Erich 3/4/5-Oct 1981

Beethoven, Ludwig van Choral Fantasy Gibson, Sir Alexander 28/29-Nov 1981

Paulus, Stephen Letters for the Times Harwood, C. William 5-Dec 1981 Lynn Griebling (s), Bruce Ford (t), Greer Grimsley (b) Performed at St Luke's Methodist, part of the HSO's Stokowski Legacy (Chamber Orchestra) Series
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Idomeneo (excerpts) Harwood, C. William 5-Dec 1981
Performed at St Luke's Methodist, part of the HSO's Stokowski Legacy (Chamber Orchestra) Series
Various The Many Moods of Christmas:Shaw,Selections from Messiah:Handel,White Christmas:Irving Berlin,Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer:Marks, Sleigh Ride:Anderson,Sing-along Lanchbery, John 15/16/17-Dec 1981

Handel, George Frederick Messiah Harwood, C. William 22/23-Dec 1981 Elezabeth Pruett (s), Constance Beavon (ms), Steven Cole (t), Kevin Langan (b) Concerts at Westury Baptist and First Methodist - The Alice and David C. Bintliff Endowment
Debussy, Claude Nocturnes (Sirenes) Comissiona, Sergiu 3/4/5-Apr 1982
Recorded
Holst, Gustav The Planets Gibson, Alexander 1/2/3-May 1982

Shoenberg, Arnold Gurrelieder Comissiona, Sergiu 8/9-May 1982 Heather Harper (s), Edith Thallaug (ms), Richard Cassilly (t), Kim Scown (t), David Arnold (b), Werner Klemperer (narr)
Bizet, Georges Carmen (excerpts) Harwood, C. William 30-Jun 1982 Cynthia Munzer (ms), Michael Ballam (t), Richard Cassilly (t), Heather Harper (s) Concert in Miller Theater
Ravel, Maurice Daphnis & Chloe Suites & Ballet Comissiona, Sergiu 13-Jul 1982
Daphnis & Chloe was recorded on 27-Jul-1982
Stravinski, Igor Symphony of Psalms Comissiona, Sergiu 24-Jul 1982

Haydn, Franz Joseph Mass No 12 in B flat (Harmonie-messe) Comissiona, Sergiu 24-Jul 1982 Faye Robinson (s), Delia Wallis (ms), Jon Garrison (t), David Arnold (b)
Stravinski, Igor Symphony of Psalms Comissiona, Sergiu 11/12/13-Sep 1982

Bach/Stravinsky Von Himmel Hoch Comissiona, Sergiu 11/12/13-Sep 1982

Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, 'Choral' Comissiona, Sergiu 11/12/13-Sep 1982 Lucy Shelton (s), Katherine Ciesinski (ms), Jon West (t), John Cheek (bbar)
Various Pops Lanchbery, John 14/15/16-Dec 1982
16-Dec was Conoco Concert
Handel, George Frederick Messiah Harwood, C. William 20/21/23-Dec 1982 Susan Davenny Wyner (s), Rodney Hardesty (cten), Steven Cole (t), Herbert Perry (b) Concerts at Westbury Baptist (2) and First Methodist (22-Dec)
Berlioz, Hector Romeo & Juliet Comissiona, Sergiu 8/9-Jan 1983 Jan DeGaetani (ms), David Rendall (t), John Shirley-Quirk (b)
Ravel, Maurice Daphnis & Chloe Suites & Ballet Comissiona, Sergiu 5/6-Feb 1983

Liszt, Franz Dante Symphony Atzmon, Moshe 19/20-Mar 1983

Walton, William Belshazzar's Feast Gibson, Alexander Sir 21/22/23-May 1983 Benjamin Luxon (b)
Bernstein, Leonard Chichester Psalms Comissiona, Sergiu 21-Jun 1983 David Owen (boy soprano), and HSC members Laura Overstreet, Kathryn E Fritz, & Debbie Taylor (s), Linda Sparks & Laurie Rutherford (a), Russsell Clark & Randolph Lacy (t), Joe Shockley & Douglas Yates (b) 70th Anniversary Concert for the Symphony, held in Miller Theater, The audience patiently sat through a thundershower! Founder General Maurice Hirsch was there to receive applause, and died soon after
Beethoven, Ludwig van Choral Fantasy Comissiona, Sergiu 14-Jul 1983 Russell Sherman (piano), HSC soloists Haxel Ates (replacing Catherine Guajardo), Mary Mepveix (s), Laurie Rutherford (a), Vladika Makarios (t), Douglas Yates (b), Joseph Sheckler (b)
Mendelssohn, Felix Symphony No. 2 (Lobgesang) Comissiona, Sergiu 8/9-Oct 1983 Linda Zoghby (s), Jennifer Jones (ms), James Atherton (t) Chorus left out of program
Various Pops, Christmas Lanchbery, John 4-Dec 1983
At Town & Country Mall
Various Pops, Christmas Lanchbery, John 13/14/15-Dec 1983

Handel, George Frederick Messiah Negri, Vittorio 19/20/21-Dec 1983 Fay Robinson (s), Susanne Mentzer (ms), John Gilmore (t), Terry Cook (bar) Concerts at Westbury Baptist (2), and First Methodist
Berlioz, Hector Damnation of Faust, Dramatic Legend in four parts, Op 23 Comissiona, Sergiu 4/5/6-Feb 1984 Catherine Ciesinski (s), Kenneth Riegel (t), Simon Estest (bbar), Jan Opalach (bbar) Boy's Chorus of the Spring Branch ISD
Debussy, Claude La Damoiselle Elue Bertini, Gary 18/19/20-Feb 1984 Marilyn Howell (s) Women of the Chorus
Mahler, Gustav Symphony No 3 in D minor Comissiona, Sergiu 12/13/14/23-May 1984 Birgit Finnilae (c), with Singing Boys of Houston, Gary Patterson (dir) Women of the chorus. On 23-May they flew with the orchestra to San Antonio (Scottish Rite Cathedral) for a single concert
Ravel, Maurice Daphnis & Chloe Suites No. 1 & No. 2 Dutoit, Charles 19/20/21-May 1984

Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, 'Choral' Houston Celebrities 24-Apr 1984 With Houston Celebrities as conductors! Symphony Olympics (Fund Raiser), Concert at First Baptist, Televised by KTRK-TV, Channel 13
Rodgers & Hammerstein Selections Kunzel, Eric 25-May 1984 Lee Merrill (s), Mark Thomsen (t), James McGuire (bar)
Bizet, Georges Carmen (excerpts) Comissiona, Sergiu 14-Jul 1984 Jennifer Jones (ms), Stella Herdan (s), Gary Lakes (t), David Evitts (bar), Phyllis Treigle (s), Kate Butler (ms), Rodney Stenborg (bar), Ira J. Black (narr) With Children's Chorus from the Houston International Theater School, Carolyn Francklin (dir)
Gershwin, George Porgy and Bess (excerpts) Buckley, Richard 26-Jul 1984 Priscilla Baskerville (Sponto-S), Larry Marshall (t), Peter Lightfoot (b)
Verdi, Giuseppe Four Sacred Pieces (Quattro Pezzi Sacri: Ave Maria, Stabat Mater, Laudi Alla Vergine Maria, Te Deum) Comissiona, Sergiu 29/30-Sep 1984

Various Pops, Christmas Knight, Eric 13/14/15/16-Dec 1984
13-Dec was Conoco Christmas Party
Handel, George Frederick Messiah Westenburg, Richard 19/20/21-Dec 1984 Kaaren Erikson (s), Shirley Love (ms), David Gordon (t), Malcolm Smith (b) Concerts at Westbury Baptist (2) and First Methodist
Tippett, Michael A Child of Our Time Comissiona, Sergiu 4/5-Jan 1985 Teresa Cahill (s), Jan de Gaetani (ms), John Aler (t), John Shirley-Quirk (b) Tippett's 80th birthday celebration with Sir Michael in attendance
Bach, Johann Sebastian Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden (Motet, MWV 230) Babikian, Virginia 23-Mar 1985 none Concert at Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal)
Bach, Johann Sebastian Magnificat in D major, MWV 243 Commissiona, Sergiu 23-Mar 1985 Lynn Griebling Moores (s), Carol Gale (s), Marietta Simpson (ms), Mark Thomsen (t), Herbert Perry (b) Concert at Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal)
Various Pops Kunzel, Eric 5-Apr 1985 Bob Acosta (HSC), Bill Goddard (HSC), Dave Nussmann (HSC), plus three others in 'Nothin like a dame' Men of the Chorus - Held in Music Hall
Mendelssohn, Felix Incidental Music from A Midsummer Night's Dream Comissiona, Sergiu 10/11/13-May 1985 April Pels (s), Cathy Guajarda (s) Women of the chorus
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, 'Choral' Comissiona, Sergiu 3/5-Jul 1985 Mary Shearer (s), Virginia DuPuy (ms), Melvin Poll (t), Herbert Eckhoff (b) Concert at Miller Theater, Chorus included HSC, TSU Alumni, Pasadena Community, St Luke's methodist, and Grace Presbyterian
Tchaikowsky, Pyotr Ilyich 1812 Overture Comissiona, Sergiu 9-Jul 1985

Tchaikowsky, Pyotr Ilyich Nutcracker: Waltz of the Snowflakes Comissiona, Sergiu 9-Jul 1985
Waltz of the Snowflakes recorded (Women of the Chorus)
Grieg, Edvard Incidental Music from Peer Gynt Comissiona, Sergiu 12-Jul 1985

Salieri, Antonio Coronation Te Deum Comissiona, Sergiu 19-Jul 1985 F. Murray Abraham (Salieri)(nar)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Abduction from the Seraglio (final chorus (Coronation Te Deum) Comissiona, Sergiu 19-Jul 1985 F. Murray Abraham (Salieri)(nar)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Bona Nox' canon in 'A' Comissiona, Sergiu 19-Jul 1985 F. Murray Abraham (Salieri)(nar)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Requiem Mass in D minor, KV626 (selected choruses) Comissiona, Sergiu 19-Jul 1985 F. Murray Abraham (Salieri)(nar)
Verdi, Giuseppe Choruses: Nabucco, Il Trovatore, Aida Comissiona, Sergiu 20-Jul 1985 Elizabeth Knighton (s), Brent Ellis (b)
Brahms, Johannes German Requiem (selections) Hillis, Margaret 13/14/15-Sep 1985 none Workshop - no public performance
Brahms, Johannes German Requiem (selections) Babikian, Virginia 19-Oct 1985
Foley's 'Salute to the Performing Arts', Concert in JH on a Saturday at 1PM
Various Pops, Christmas Shimada, Toshiyuku 10/11/12/15-Dec 1985
10-Dec was Conoco Christmas Party
Handel, George Frederick Messiah Gomez-Martinez, Miguel 20/21/22/22-Dec 1985 Lorna Haywood (s), Karen Brunnsen (ms), Jon Garrison (t), Leslie Guinn (b) Concerts at Grace Presbyterian, Westbury Baptist & First Methodist
Berlioz, Hector Lelio (The Return to Life, Op 14b) Comissiona, Sergiu 1/2/3-Feb 1986 Glenn Siebert (t), David Evitts (bar), Jean Le Clerc (narr) Performed as sequel to Symphonie Fantastique, as Berlioz intended
Wagner, Richard Venusberg Music, Tannhauser Comissiona, Sergiu 14/15-Feb 1986
Women of the chorus
Purcell, Henry Come Ye Sons of Art Wuorinen, Charles 23-Mar 1986 Carol Gale (s), Marietta Simpson (ms), Stella Zimbalis (ms), Richard Paul Fink (b) HSO 'The Tower Concerts', help at Tower Theater. The Harvard Glee Cllub gave a pre-concert performance.
Orff, Carl Carmina Burana Krager, Franz 20-Apr 1986 Karen Hall (s), Jerry Gordon (t), David Rubens (bar), Brazos Children's Chorus (Frank Coulter)(dir) With Brazos Valley Symphony in College Station, Tx (Memorial Student Center)
Orff, Carl Carmina Burana Comissiona, Sergiu 17/18/19-May 1986 Erie Mills (s), Carroll Freeman (t), Hakan Hagegard (b) with Singing Boys of Houston (Gary Patterson)(dir)
Howe, Julia Ward Battle Hymn of the Republic Comissiona, Sergiu 5-Jul 1986
Miller Theater 'Celebrate Houston' program
Handel, George Frederick Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah Comissiona, Sergiu 5-Jul 1986
Miller Theater 'Celebrate Houston' program
Beethoven, Ludwig van Choral Fantasy in G Minor, Op 80 Comissiona, Sergiu 5-Jul 1986 Daniel Blumenthal (piano) Miller Theater 'Celebrate Houston' program
Joplin, Scott Suite from Treemonisha Schenck, Andrew 16-Jul 1986 Daisy Newman (s) Summer Festival performance - Virginia Babikian
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Abduction from the Seraglio Polochick, Edward /Hausmann, Charles 6/7-Sep 1986
Workshop
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Requiem De Waart, Edo 11/21-Oct 1986 Benita Valente (s), Sehava Gal (ms), Kurt Streit (t), Michael Devlin (b) Polochick broke a leg and Associate Charles Hausmann took over as Chorus Conductor 26-Sep-86
Various A Christmas Festival: Anderson, Hallelujah Corus: Handel,Good King King/Thow the Yulelog On Uncle John: PDQ Bach Shimada, Toshiyuku 11/12/13/14-Dec 1986
11th was Conoco Christmas party
Handel, George Frederick Messiah Hickox, Richard 18/19/20-Dec 1986 Patrizia Kwella (s), Charles Brett (cten), Martyn Hill (t), Stephen Roberts (b)
Bloch, Ernest Sacred Service Comissiona, Sergiu 23-Jan 1987 Robert M. Gerber (cantor) Concert at Congregation Beth Israel
Berlioz, Hector Royal Hunt & Storm from Les Troyens Comissiona, Sergiu 31-Jan, 1/2-Feb 1987

Boito, Arrigo Prologue to Mefistofele Comissiona, Sergiu 31-Jan, 1/2-Feb 1987

Ridgers, Richard, Jart, Lorenz, and Hammerstein, Socar Pops - Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein Wayland, Newton 17/18-Apr 1987 Janice Grissom (s), Jason Smith (t), Richard Paul Fink (bar)
Prokofiev, Sergei Alexander Nevsky Comissiona, Sergiu 16/17/18-May 1987 Janice Taylor (ms) The HSC soloists Kathleen Brinton, Marylin Dyess, Don Russell, Calvin Fuller, and Tom Moore
Rodgers & Hammerstein Selections Wayland, Newton 27-Jun 1987 Stella Zimbalis (s), Mark Hester (t), Richard Paul Fink (bar) Miller Theater
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Kyrie from Mass in C minor, KV417 Fletcher, Richard / Dodd, Nicholas 25-Jul 1987
Summer Festival performance
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Amadeus Answers Salieri (Requiem choruses as used in the movie 'Amadeus') (exerpts) Fletcher, Richard / Dodd, Nicholas 25-Jul 1987 Janice Grissom (s), Richard Paul Fink (bar), Douglas Yates (?), Debra Hays (s)(HSC), Dale Ganz Summer Festival performance
Pergolesi, Giovanni Batista Quando corpus morietur', and 'Amen' Fletcher, Richard / Dodd, Nicholas 25-Jul 1987
Summer Festival performance
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, 'Choral' Comissiona, Sergiu 1-Aug 1987 Edith Davis (s), D'Anna Fortunato (ms), Jon Garrison (t), Malcolm Smith (b)
Beethoven, Ludwig van Calm Sea & Prosperous Voyage Weller, Walter 14/15/16-Nov 1987

Borodin/Rimsky-Korsakov Polovetsian Dances (Prince Igor) Weller, Walter 14/15/16-Nov 1987
plus Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 112:Beethoven

Pops, Christmas Fletcher, Richard / Dodd, Nicholas 10/17/18/19/20-Dec 1987 Bill Crofut 10-Dec was Conoco Christmas Party, 20-Dec was Compaq Computers Party
Handel, George Frederick Messiah Wyss, Niklaus 20/21-Dec 1987 Andrea Matthews (s), Virginia Dupuy (ms), Carroll Freeman (t), John Ostendorf (bbar) Concerts at JH, signaling the permanent move of Messiah to this locale
Schuller, Gunther The Power Within Us Schuller, Gunther 13/14-Feb 1988 David Evits (b), Ara Carapetyan (narr)
Verdi, Giuseppe Requiem Mass in Memory of Manzoni Comissiona, Sergiu 9/10/11-Apr 1988 Teresa Cahill (s), Leslie Richards (ms), Gary Lakes (t), Paul Plishka (b)
Orff, Carl Carmina Burana (Ballet version) Glenn Langdon 26/27/29-May,2/3/4/5-Jun 1998 Joseph Frank (t), Amy Burton (s), David Rice (b) Performed in the Dark onstage - dispute on performance dates - maybe 1 week later?

Pops, Miller, Americana Wayland, Newton 4-Jul 1988
Miller Theater 4th of July Concert
Tchaikowsky, Pyotr Ilyich 1812 Overture, Op 49 Wayland, Newton 4-Jul 1988
Miller Theater 4th of July Concert
Alegri, Gregorio Miserere Wyss, Niklaus 15-Jul 1988 David Nussmann (HSC), Calvin Fuller (HSC), plus 2 other were 'monks' in JH balcony
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Te Deum Wyss, Niklaus 15-Jul 1988

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Requiem Mass in D minor, KV626 Bernardi, Mario 23-Jul 1988 Karen Williams (s), Lucille Beer (ms), Glenn Siebert (t), John Ostendorf (bbar)
Verdi, Giuseppe Requiem Mass in Memory of Manzoni Velazco, Jorge 10/11-Sep 1988 Esther Hinds (s), Mariana Paunova (con)(Francisco Araiza (t), Franco de Grandis (b) Concerts with Orquestra Filarmonica del la Universidad, Mexico, Mexico
Verdi, Giuseppe Requiem Mass in Memory of Manzoni Ddrager, Franz 30-Sep 1988 Frances Ginsberg (s), Diane Curry (ms), Gary Bachlund (t), Kurt Link (b) Concert with Brazos Valley Symphony, College Station, Tx (Memorial Student Center)
Various Music of Cole Porter: Can-Can, See America First, Paris, The Gay Divorcee, Anything Goes, Rosalie, High Society, Kiss Me Kate Wayland, Newton 7/8-Oct 1988 Pamela Brooks (s), Bryan Landrine (t), Jubilant Sykes (b)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Requiem Mass in D minor, KV626 Bernardi, Mario 16-Oct 1988 Debra Hays (s)(HSC), Judith Hurt Garrney (ms)(HSC), John Keyes (t)(HSC?), David Langan (b)(HSC) Concert at First Methodist - substituted fro Messiah
Various Pops, Radio's Golden Age Leyden, Norman 3/5-Nov 1988

Haydn, Franz Joseph The Creation Wyss, Niklaus 11/12/13/14-Nov 1988 Andrea Matthews (s), Douglas Ahlstedt (t), John Ostendorf (b)
Various The Spirit of Christmas Ben-Dor, Gisele 8/16/17/18/18-Dec 1988
18-Dec is special at Wyndham Hotel North, Conoco Christmas Party was 08-Dec
Handel, George Frederick Messiah Wyss, Niklaus 18/19/20-Dec 1988 Janice Grissom (s), Jane Bunnell (ms), Joseph Frank (t), Arthur Woodley (b)
Mahler, Gustav Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (Resurrection) Eschenbach, Christoph 18/19-Feb 1989 Pamela Coburn (s), Birgit Finnilae (ms)
Beethoven, Ludwig van Missa Solemnis Page, Robert 8/9/10-Apr 1989 Kaaren Erickson (s), Ketherine Ciesinski (mp), Ernesto Palacio (t), George-Emil Crasnaru (b) Lawrence Foster withdrew due to illness

Salvation Army Centennial Gala Wyss, Niklaus 18-May 1989
HSC sang Aida Triumphal march and Battle Hymn of the Republic
Orff, Carl Carmina Burana Stein, Horst 24/25-May 1989 Barbara Bonney (s), Werner Compes (t), Haka Hagegard (bar) Season Finale of Basel Symphony Orchestra, in Basel, Switzerland

European Tour Repertoir. 27-May included selections from Carmina Burana Hausmann, Charles 27/29-May 1989 Scott Holshouser, piano accompanist Concerts in Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg and St Maartens Church, Kortrijk, Belgium
Beethoven, Ludwig van Mass in C Major, Op 86 Eschenbach, Christoph 15-Jul 1989 Renee Fleming (s), Marietta Simpson (ms), Glenn Siebert (t), John Ostendore (b) Summer Festival performance
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, 'Choral' Eschenbach, Christoph 23/24/25-Sep 1989 Benita Valente(s), Katherine Ciesinski(ms), Michael Pabst(t), Jubilant Sykes(b)

Pops, Christmas (The Stories of Christmas) Ben-Dor, Gesele 7/15/16/17/17-Dec 1989 Debray Hay (s), Darla Barrow (s), UK Chamber Singers 07-Dec was Conoco Party
Various The Stories of Christmas: Copeland:Variations on a Shaker Melody;Shaker Hymn:I Will Bow and Be Simple;Appalachian Carol:I Wonder as I Wander;Richard Strauss:Music from Le Gourgeois gentilhomme;Offenbach:Chorus and Olympia's Area from The Tales of Hoffman;Delibes:Machine Music and Waltz from Coppelia Ben-Dor, Gisele 15/16/17-Dec 1989 Debra Hays (s), Darla Barrow (s) with U of H Chamber Singers
Handel, George Frederick Messiah Wagner, Roger 17?/18/19-Dec 1989 Carolyn James (s), Denyce Graves (ms), Ben Heppner (t), George Hogan (b) Concerts at JH (s) and First Methodist
Various Selections from Broadway Wayland, Newton 12/13-Jan 1990 Katherine Terrell (s), Robert Tate (t), Lewis Dale von Schlanbusch (b) Clizzie Lunine (Choreographer)
Debussy, Claude Nocturnes Tang, Muhai 27/28/29-Mar 1990
Women only

Musical Offereing, A, to Maestro Eschenbach (50th birthday) Hausmann, Charles 20-Feb 1990 Hausmann commissioned the work. Nelson is Prof at U. of H. Men of the chorus. Concert at Hyatt Regency Hotel Ballroom
Villa-Lobos, Heitor Choros No.10 Tang, Muhai 17/18/19-Mar 1990

Debussy, Claude Les Sirenes (Nocturnes) Tang, Muhai 17/18/19-Mar 1990

Lerner, Jay, and Lowe Pops, Learner & Lower Wayland, Newton 12/13-Jan 1990 Katherine Terrell (s), Robert Tate (t), lewis Dale von Schlangerbusch (bar)
Debussy, Claude Les Sirenes (Nocturnes) Tang, Muhai 17/18/19-Mar 1990

Villa-Lobos Choro No. 10 Tang, Muhai 17/18/19-Mar 1990

Orff, Carl Carmina Burana Eberhardt, Cornelius 7-Apr 1990
Concert with Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, in Bayfront Plaza Auditorium, Corpus Christi. Women of the Chorus
Brahms, Johannes German Requiem, Op 45 Eschenbach, Christoph 21/22/23-Apr 1990 Renee Fleming (s), La Verne Williams (ms), Thomas Allen (b)
Stravinsky, Igor Requiem Canticles Eschenbach, Christoph 21/22/23-Apr 1990 La Verne Williams (ms), Thomas Allen (b)

Pops, Miller, Americana Wayland, Newton 4-Jul 1990
Miller Theater 4th of July Concert
Tchaikowsky, Pyotr Ilyich 1812 Overture, Op 49 Wayland, Newton 4-Jul 1990
Miller Theater 4th of July Concert
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Mass in C Minor, K. 417a, "The Great" Eschenbach, Christoph 21-Jul 1990 Heidi Grant (s), Lorraine Hunt (s), Stanford Olsen (t), Herbert Perry, (b)
Mahler, Gustav Symphony No. 3 in D minor Eschenbach, Christoph 15/16/17-Sep 1990 Jard Van Nes (ms), HSC Women with Singing Boys of Houston and Gary W. Patterson (Conductor)

Pops, Christmas Ben-Dor, Gisele 13/14/15/16/16-Dec 1990
13-Dec was Conoco Christmas Party
Handel, George Frederick Messiah Seaman, Christopher 21/22/23-Dec 1990 Heidi Grans (s), Nancy Maultsby (ms), David Britton (t), Jan Opalach (bbar)
Rodgers, Richard Selections from Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, Jumbo, Garrick Gaieties, Me and Juliet, The Boys from Syracuse, The King and I, State Fair, On Your Toes, Carousel, Flower Drum Song, South Pacific Wayland, Newton 11/12/13-Jan 1991 Katherine Terrell (s), Robert Tate (t), Lewis Dale von Schlanbusch (b), Julia Krohn (the little girl), Lizzie Lunine (choreographer)
Ravel, Maurice Daphnis & Chloe Eschenbach, Christoph 23/24/25-Feb 1991

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Requiem Mass in D minor, KV626 Eschenbach, Christoph 4/5/6-May 1991 Renee Fleming (s), Susanne Mentzer (ms), Karl Dent (t), Jubilant Sykes (bar)

Pops, Miller, 4th of July Rep Wayland, Newton 4-Jul 1991
Miller Theater 4th of July Concert
Poulenc, Francis Gloria in G Major Velazco, Jorge 5-Jul 1991 Jan Grissom (s) With Texas Music Festival Orchestra at U of H, Cullen Performance Hall
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix Elijah, Op70 Salamunovich, Paul 5/6/7-Oct 1991 none Workshop. No public performance
Handel, George Frederick Coronation Anthems - Zadok the Priest, Let Thy hand Be Stengthened McGegan, Nicholas 5/6/7-Oct 1991

Stravinsky, Igor Symphony of Psalms McGegan, Nicholas 5/6/7-Oct 1991

Mendelssohn, Felix Elijah Shaw, Robert 29-Feb,1/2-Mar 1992 Christine Brewer (s), Nancy Maultsby, (ms), Karl Dent (t), William Stone (b)
Brahms, Johannes Shicksalslied (Song of Fate), Op 54 Eschenbach, Christoph 21/22/23-Mar 1992

Brahms, Johannes Alto Rhapsody, Op 53 Eschenbach, Christoph 21/22/23-Mar 1992 Dunja Vejzovic (a) Men of the Chorus. Recorded with Symphony and Vejzovic on 24-Mar-1992
Verdi, Giuseppe Requiem Eschenbach, Christoph 16/17/19-May 1992 Shinobu Satoh (s), Florence Quivar (ms), Kaludi Kaludow (t), Paul Plishka (b) With U of H Choruses

Pops, Miller, Americana Wayland, Newton 4-Jul 1992
Miller Theater 4th of July Concert
Tchaikowsky, Pyotr Ilyich 1812 Overture, Op 49 Wayland, Newton 4-Jul 1992
Miller Theater 4th of July Concert
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, 'Choral' Eschenbach, Christoph 25/26-Jul 1992 Marquita Lister (s), Sandra Walker (ms), John Keyes (t), Richard Paul Fink (b) Summer Festival performance
Vaughan Williams, Ralph A Sea Symphony (Symphony No. 1) Seaman, Christopher 10/11/12-Oct 1992 Marvis Martin (s), William Stone (b),

Pops, Christmas Miller, Mitch 17/18/19/20/20/21/23-Dec 1992 Houston Children's Chorus (Stephen H Roddy)(dir) Concerts in JH(s), Opera Houston (Galveston), and U of H Clear Lake Campus, Bayou Bldg (Atrium). 17-Dec was Conoco Christmas Party
Handel, George Frederick Messiah Stein, Stephen 18/20/21/22-Dec 1992 Amy Burton (s), Luretta Bybee (ms), Stanford Olsen (tO, David Pittsinger (b) Concerts at JH (2), Grand 1894 Opera Houston (Galveston), and First Methodist. A 19-Dec concert in Galveston was cancelled
Berlioz, Hector Grand Messe Des Morts (Requiem) Shaw, Robert 13/14/15-Feb 1993 Carl Dent (t)
Beethoven, Ludwig van Missa Solemnis Eschenbach, Christoph 23/25/26-Apr 1993 Renee Fleming (s), Janis Taylor (ms), Neil Rosenshein (t), George Hogan (b)
Gershwin, George Pops, A Gershwin Celebration Wayland, Newton 28/29/30-May 1993 Priscilla Baskerville (s), Donnie Ray Albert (bar), Scott Holshouser (piano)
Britten, Benjamin War Requiem Shaw, Robert 13/14/15-Nov 1993 Lorna Haywood (s), Stanford Olsen (t), David Wilson-Johnson (b)
Various Christmas Pops Steephen Stein 3/4/5/5/6/9-Dec 1993
09-Dec was Conoco Christmas Party, Concert in May Area at Clear Brook High School
Handel, George Frederick Messiah Seaman, Christopher 17/18/19/19-Dec 1993 Dana Hanchard (s), Christine Cairns (ms), Jamie MacDougall (t), William Stone (bar) 4th concert at 1st Methodist
Haydn, Franz Joseph The Seasons McGegan, Nicholas 5/6/7-Feb 1994 Dominique Labelle (s), Jeffrey Thomas (t), Nathaniel Watson (b)
Mahler, Gustav Symphony No 8 ('Symphony of a Thousand") Eschenbach, Christoph 21/22/23-May 1994 Shinobu Satoh (s), Marvis Martin (s), Heidi Grant Murphy (s), Janis Taylor (ms), Lucille Beer (ms), Vinson Cole (t), Hector Jorge Guedes (b), Eric Halfvarson (b) With the Dallas Symphony Chorus:David R Davidson, and the Fort Bend Boys Choir:William R. Adams, and the Houston Boychoir (David Czervinske)
Beethoven, Ludwig van Mass in C Major, Op 86 Gayler, Wolfgang 17-Jul 1994 Susanne Geb (s), Johanna Lender (a), Edmund Steinberger (t), Michael Lion (bar) Nuremberg, Germany, Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra
Bernstein, Leonard Chichester Psalms Hausmann, Charles 20-Jul 1994 Eduardo Casas (cten), Elizabeth Wiles (s)(HSC), Marilyn Dyess (a)(HSC), Doug Crowe (t)(HSC), Randy Wagner (b)(HSC) Graz, Austria, with Graz Festival Orchestra
Beethoven, Ludwig van Mass in C Major, Op 86 Eberhardt, Cornelius 20/22-Jul 1994 Kerri Birkhardt (s), Evelyn Jeanne Wyse (ms), George Nolen (t), David Darling (b) Graz and Monasterey of St Lambrecht, Austria, with Graz Festival orchestra
Bach, Johann Sebastian St John Passion, BWV 245 Schrier, Peter 29/30/31-Oct 1994 Schrier, Peter (t)(Evangelist), Robert Holl (bbar)(Hesus), Eellen van Lier (s), Monica Groop (ms), Jorma Silvasti (t)(Tenor Arias), Andreas Scheibner (b)(Bass Arias & Pilate) Also Chorus members Beth Casey (s)(Maid), Grant Bue (t)(Servant), James Wilhite (bar)(Peter)
Various Deck the Halls:Kay, Jallelujah Chorus from Messiah:Handel, Fantasia on Greensleeves:Vaughan Williams, March of the Little Lead Soldiers:Pierne, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring:J.S.Bach, The Wizard of Oz Selections:Arlen-Harburg, Sleigh Ride:Anderson, Fum, fum, fum - Carol of the Drums, Carol of the Bells:Various, Jingle Bells:Anderson Miller, Mitch 9/10/11/11-Dec 1994
14-Dec was Conoco Christmas Party
Handel, George Frederick Messiah Bernardi, Mario 16/17/18/18-Dec 1994 Dominique Labelle (s), Nancy Maultsby (ms), Douglas Johnson (t), Lawrence Craig (b) 4th concert at 1st Methodist

Gospel Music (UNCF Benefit) Jackson, Isaiah 3-Feb 1995

Hindemuth, Paul When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd Stein, Stephen 25/26/27-Mar 1995 Marietta Simpson (ms), Victor Ledbetter (b) Robert Shaw withdrew due to illness
Poulenc, Francis Gloria in G Major Eschenbach, Christoph 19/20/21-May 1995 Beverly Hoch (s)
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, 'Choral' Eschenbach, Christoph 19/20/21-May 1995 Rochelle Ellis (s), Bonita Hyman (ms), John Keyes (t), Richard Paul Fink (bar)
Orff, Carl Carmina Burana Macal, Zdenek 18/19/20-Nov 1995 Beverly Hoch (s), John Daniecki (t), Kevin McMillan (b), with Ft. Bend Boy's Choir (William R. Adams)(dir)
Various Christmas Day:Holst, Fantasia on Greensleeves:Vaughan Williams,The Holly and the Ivy:Rutter, Jallelujah from Messiah:Handel, The Twelve Days of Christmas:Rutter, Sleigh Ride:Anderson, Silent Night:Gruber, Joy To The World:Handel, Carol of the Bell:Morden, Christmas Memories:Chase, We Wish You a Merry Christmas:Harris Stein, Stephen 8/9/10/10-Dec 1995
15-Dec was Conoco Party
Handel, George Frederick Messiah Paul, James 16/17/17/18-Dec 1995 Ollie Watts Davis (s), Claudine Carlson (ms), David Gordon (t), Mark S. Doss (b) 4th concert at 1st Methodist
Prokofiev, Sergei Alexander Nevsky Paul, James 17/18/19-Feb 1996 Florence Quivar (ms)
Berlioz, Hector Damnation of Faust, Dramatic Legend in four parts, OP 24 Eschenbach, Christoph 17/19/20-May 1996 Denyce Graves (ms), Vinson Cole (t), Richard Paul Fink (b), Kelly Anderson (b), with Ft. Bend Boys Choir:William R. Adams, and Houston Boychoir:David Czervinske
Borodin, Alexander Polovotsian Dances (prince Igor) Velazco, Jorge 31-Aug 1996

Orff, Carl Carmina Burana Velazco, Jorge 31-Aug 1996 Jane Becker (s), Eduardo Lopez de Casas (c-t), Chris Owens (b), Coro Infantil de Fort Bend (William Adams)(dir) with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria in Mexico City
Ravel, Maurice Daphnis and Chloe, full ballet score Eschenbach, Christoph 28/29/30-Sep 1996

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618 Honeck, Manfred 9/10/11-Nov 1996

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Requiem Mass in D minor, KV626 Honeck, Manfred 9/10/11-Nov 1996 Heidi Grant Murphy (s), Marietta Simpson (ms), Richard Clement (t), John Cheek (b)
Various The Many Moods of Christmas:Shaw,Hallelujah from Messiah:Handel,Sleigh Ride:Anderson, God Rest Ye Merry Gentelement:Bartsch,O Tannenbaum:Bartsch, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer:Bartsch, Here Comes Santa Claus:Autry/Haldeman, The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire):Torme/Wells,Silent Night:Gruber,We Wish You a Merry Christmas:Harris Stein, Stephen 12/14/15/15-Dec 1996
with Houston Festival Ringers: Andrew Bowen). 12-Dec was Conoco Christmas Party
Handel, George Frederick Messiah Bolton, Ivor 20/21/22/22-Dec 1996 Ann Monoyios (s), Linda Maguire (ms), Glenn Siebert (t), Thomas Barrett (b) 4th concert at 1st Methodist
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, 'Choral' Eschenbach, Christoph 15-Feb 1997 Marvis Martin (s), Marietta Simpson (ms), Gordon Gietz (t), Andreas Scheibner (bbar) Gala Concert
Schubert, Franz Mass No. 5, D. 678 Delfts, Andreas 22/23/24-Mar 1997 Dominique Labelle (s), Janis Taylor (ms), Stanford Olsen (t), Kevin McMillan (bar)
Brahms, Johannes German Requiem, Op 45 Eschenbach, Christoph 24/25/26-May 1997 Shinobu Satoh (s), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (bar) In Memory of Virginia Babikian, HSC Director 1979-86
Verdi, Giuseppe Requiem Mass in Memory of Manzoni Velazco, Jorge 30/31-Aug 1997 Leona Mitchell (s), Fiorenza Cossotto (ms), Francisco Araiza (t), Giorgio Surjan (b), Cossotto replaced just before 1st performance by Katherine Ciesinski (UH) In Sala Mezahualcoyti with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria in Mexico City
Mahler, Gustav Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (Resurrection) Eschenbach, Christoph 13/14/15-Sep 1997 Ying Huang (s), Florence Quivar (ms),
Verdi, Giuseppe Requiem Mass Shaw, Robert 27-Sep 1997 Stella Zambalis (s), Diane Elias (ms), Karl Dent (t), Richard Paul Fink (b) Opening Concerts, Moores Opera House
Mendelssohn, Felix Symphony No 4 Rilling, Helmuth 8/9/10-Nov 1997 Milagro Vargas (ms), James Taylor (t), Robert Overman (b) (or Stephen West (bbar)?)
Various Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme:Bach,Ave Marie:Bach/Gounod, Allelluia from Exsultate jubilate:Mozart,O Holy Night:Adam, A Hyw Werke Has Come on Hone:Nelson,The Joy of Children+:Mecham,Magnificat anima mea from Magnificat:Rutter,Hallelujah from Messiah:Handel,Sleigh Ride:Anderson,The Night Before Christmas:Bass, The Twelve Days of Christmas:Rutter Stein, Stephen 11/12/13/14/14-Dec 1997 Amy Burton (s)(narr) 2nd concert was Conoco Christmas Party
Handel, George Frederick Messiah Seaman, Christopher 19/20/21/21-Dec 1997 Beverly Hoch (s), Nancy Maultsby (ms), Karl Dent (t), Jan Opalach (b) 4th concert at 1st Methodist
Shoenberg, Arnold Gurrelieder Eschenbach, Christoph 16/18-May 1998 Marina Shaguch (s), Michelle DeYoung (ms), Chris Merritt (t), Jon Kolbet (t), Alan Held (b), Ernst Haefliger(narr) With Gay Men's Chorus of Houston
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, 'Choral' Eschenbach, Christoph 22?/23/24/25-May 1998 Sheri Greenawald (s), Annamaria Popescu (ms), Vinson Cole (t), Peter Rose (b)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Mass in C Minor, KV 427 "The Great" Hausmann, Charles 3-Jun 1998 Mary Carmen Hines (s), Dawn Uebelhart (s), Kirby Traylor (t), Richard Haselip (b) At Moores Opera House, U of H -- In Memory of Margaret Hillis
Bach, Johann Sebastian Vom Himmel hoch da komm' ich her (Variations) Eschenbach, Christoph 10/11/12-Oct 1998
Chorale- Variations
Stravinski, Igor Symphony of Psalms Eschenbach, Christoph 10/11/12-Oct 1998

Faure, Gabriel Requiem Eschenbach, Christoph 10/11/12-Oct 1998 Dominique Labelle (s), Francois Le Roux (b)
Various The Joy of Bells:Mechem, Christmas Cantata:Pinkham, Hallelujah Chorus:Handel, Variations on an Advent Hymn:Tull, Sleigh Ride:Anderson, We Wish you a Merry Christmas:Harris Sidlin, Murry 10/11/12/13/13-Dec 1998
2nd concert was Conoco Christmas Party
Handel, George Frederick Messiah Bicket, Harry 18/19/20/20-Dec 1998 Kendra Colton (s), Jennifer Dudley (ms), John McVeigh(t), Eduardo Chama (bbar) 4th concert at 1st Methodist
Berlioz, Hector Requiem Lankester, Michael 6/7-Mar 1999 Randolph Lacy (t)(performing from the catwalk) At Moores Opera House, U of H -- In Memory of Robert Shaw (Lankester replaced Robert Shaw who died 15-Jan-1999) Includes Moores School Chorales, The University Chorus, The Moores School Symphony Orchestra
Adams, John Harmonium Wolff, Hugh 27/28/29-Mar 1999

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618 Hausmann, Charles 27/28/29-Mar 1999
In memory of Robert Shaw, who died 25-Jan-1999
Mahler, Gustav Symphony No. 3 in D minor Eschenbach, Christoph 28/29/30-May 1999 Jill Grove (ms) With the Ft. Bend Boys Choir (William R. Adams (Director) and Houston Boychoir (Michael Lysinger (dir)
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, 'Choral' Eschenbach, Christoph 31-May 1999 Patricia Racette (s), Jill Grove (ms), Gordon Gietz (t), John Relyea (b)
Britten, Benjamin War Requiem Velazco, Jorge 2?-Aug 1999
with Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria, Mexico City but almost all U of H Chorus people, no HSC people
Bach, Johann Sebastian Mass in B minor Schreier, Peter 6/7/8-Nov 1999 Ann Monoyios (s), Susan Platts (ms), Marcus Ullmann (t), Jorg Hempel (b)
Various Christmas Pops Topilow, Carl 9/10/11/12/12-Dec 1999 Carl Topilow (clarinet) 2nd concert was Conoco Christmas Party
Handel, George Frederick Messiah Wikman, Thomas 17/18/19/19-Dec 1999 Tamara Matthews (s), Christina Wilcox (ms), Bruce Fowler (t), Peter Van De Graff (bbar) 4th concert at 1st Methodist
Brahms, Johannes German Requiem, Op 45 Rutter, John 4/5-Mar 2000 Jan Grissom (s), Frank Hernandez (b) At Moores with Moores School Symphony Orchestra, Concert Chorale, Concert Women's Chorus, University Men's Chorus
Orff, Carl Carmina Burana Graf, Hans 17/18/19/20-Mar 2000 Christine Brandes (s), Noel Espiritu Velasco (t), Stephen Powell (bar) with Fort Bend Boys Choir (William R. Adams)(Artistic Director)
Verdi, Giuseppe Requiem Abbado, Roberto 20/21/22-May 2000 Andrea Gruber (s), Florence Quivar (ms), Vinson Cole (t), Julian Konstantinov (b)
Thompson, Randall Alleluia Hausmann, Charles 11-Jul 2000
Only in Birmingham
Bernstein, Leonard The Lark Hausmann, Charles 12-Jul 2000 Eduardo Lopez de Casac (cten) Only in Malvern
Orff, Carl Carmina Burana Hausmann, Charles 11/12-Jul 2000 2 soloists??? 10th in Birmingham's Symphony Hall with English Symphony Orchestra, 11th in Great Malvern Priory with few orchestra members and piano
Mendelssohn, Felix St. Paul Hickox, Richard 16-Jul 2000 Susan Gritton (s), Jean rigby (mx), John Mark Ainsley (t), James Gower (b), Peter Coleman-Wright (b), James Robinson (b) in Royal Albert Hall, London, England and BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC national Chorus of Wales, London Symphony Chorus
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, 'Choral' Velazco, Jorge 25/26/27-Aug 2000 Amelia Sierra (s), Encarnacion Mazquez (ms), Joseph Evans (t), Richard Paul Fink (bar) With Orquestra Sinfonica de Mineria, Mexico City
Wagner, Richard Choruses from Tannhauser, Lohengrin Velazco, Jorge 25/26/27-Aug 2000
With Orquestra Sinfonica de Mineria, Mexico City
Dvorak, Anton Stabat Mater Flor, Claus Peter 23/24/25-Sep 2000 Christine Goerke (s), Marietta Simpson (ms), Noel Espiritu Velasco (t), Lester Lynch (b)
Various Rutter:The Very Best Time of Year, Bass:A Feast of Carols, Bernard/Hermann:Winter Wonderland, Feliz Navidad, Jennings:Go Tell It On the Mountain, Anderson:Sleigh Ride Krajewski, Michael 7/8/9/10/10-Dec 2000 Kevin Deas (b)(narr) 08-Dec was Conoco Party
Handel, George Frederick Messiah King, Robert 15/16/17/17-Dec 2000 Lorna Anderson (s), Joyce Didonato (ms), Darren Abrahams (t), Nathan Gunn (bbar) 4th concert at 1st Methodist
Beethoven, Ludwig van Fantasia in C minor for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, Opus 80 (Choral Fantasy) Delfs, Andreas 31-Mar/1/2-Apr 2001 Norma Blake (s), Paula Rasmussen (ms), Benjamin Butterfield (t), Dean Ely (bar), ?? (s)(HSC), John MacDonald (t)(HSC), Scott Holshouser (piano) Chorus sings for portions of this piano piece with soloists from the chorus
Beethoven, Ludwig van Mass in C major, Opus 86 Delfs, Andreas 31-Mar/1/2-Apr 2001 Jane Jennings (s), Paula Rasmussen (ms), Benjamin Butterfield (t), Dean Ely (bar)
Prokofiev, Sergei Alexander Nevsky, Opus 78 Robertson, David 4/6/7-May 2001 Mary Phillips (ms)
Borodin Polovtsian Dances Graf, Hans 15-Sep 2001

Barber, Samuel Prayers of Kierkegaard Spano, Robert ??? 6/7/8-Oct 2001 Carmen Pelton (s) Spano bowed out to conduct a concert for his Brooklyn orchestra in memory of September 11 dead
Holst The Planets Spano, Robert 6/7/8-Oct 2001
HSC Women only
Various Bell Carol,The First Noel, What Child is This, Go Tell it On the Mountain, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Do You Hear What I Hear?, I'll Be Home for Christmas, White Christmas, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, The Night Before Christmas, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Krajewski, Michael 13/14/15/16-Dec 2001 Michael Andrew (vocalist), Steve Smith (narr) 2nd concert was Conoco Christmas Party
Handel, George Frederick Messiah Llewellyn, Grant 21/22/23/23-Dec 2001 Ann Monoyios (s), Margaret Lattimore (ms), Carl Halvorson (t), Stephen Powell (bbar) 4th concert at 1st Methodist
Kodaly, Zoltan Te Deum Graf, Hans 16/17/18-Mar 2002 Jessica Jones (s), Gigi Mitchell-Velasco, (ms), Karl Dent (t), William Stone (bar)
Brahms, Johannes Triumphlied Graf, Hans 16/17/18-Mar 2002

Beethoven, Ludwig van Missa Solemnis Graf, Hans 11/12/13-May 2002 Camella Johnson (s), Jill Grove (ms), Anthony Dean Griffey (t), David Pittsinger (b)
Berlioz, Hector Grand Messe Des Morts (Requiem) Velazco, Jorge 24/25-Aug 2002 Randolph Lacy (t) with Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria, Mexico City
Various An American Salute (Pops) Krajewski, Michael 6/7/8-Sep 2002 Danica Dawn (ms), Sam Handley (nar), Larry Dierker (narr) Concert timed to be 9/11 memorial
Various American Folk Songs Hausmann, Charles 12-Oct 2002
Performed at XXX in North Houston
Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem (excerpts) Hausmann, Charles 12-Oct 2002

Thompson, Randall Testament of Freedom Hausmann, Charles 12-Oct 2002

Bruckner Te Deum Graf, Hans 16/17/18-Nov 2002

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Requiem (excerpts) Graf, Hans 22/23-Nov 2002

Various Deck the Halls:Prechel,Home Alone:Williams, Wassail Song:Vaughan Williams,It's Christmastime:Jessel/R. Nelson Krajewski, Michael 13/14/15/15-Dec 2002
with Houston Children's Chorus: Stephen Roddy, 2nd concert was Conoco Christmas Party
Handel, George Frederick Messiah McGegan, Nicholas 20/21/22/22-Dec 2002 Jennifer Dudley (ms), William Burden (t), Stephen Salters (b) 4th concert at 1st Methodist
Mendelssohn, Felix Midsummer Night's Dream Graf, Hans 22/23/24-Feb 2003
Semi-staged with 50% of women entering to sing, rest from offstage
Kodaly, Zoltan Te Deum Graf, Hans 16/17/18-Mar 2002 Jessica Jones (s), Gigi Mitchell-Velasco, (ms), Karl Dent (t), William Stone (b)
Rachmaninoff, Serge The Bells Volkov, Ilan 22/23/24-Mar 2003
Skipped due to Orchestra Musician's Strike
Schubert, Franz Die Gesang Graf, Hans 9/10/11-May 2003
8-part men only
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, 'Choral' Graf, Hans 9/19/11-May 2003 Alexanra Deshorties (s), Gogo Mitchell-Velasco (ms), Anthony Dean Griffey (t), Richard Bernstein (bbar) Presented with 2 overhead screens (a first for JH)
Various Opera Choruses Jorge Valezco 30/31-Aug 2003

Various Modern Broadway Michael Krajewski 10/11/12-Oct 2003

Britten, Benjamin War Requiem Claus Peter Flor 15/16/17-Nov 2003

Various A Very Merry Pops Michael Krajewski 11/12/13/14/15/15-Dec 2003

Handel, George Frederick Messiah
19/20/21/21-Dec 2003

Orff, Carl Carmina Burana Nicholas McGegan 20/21/22-Mar 2004

Bernstein, Leonard Symphony No. 3 Kaddish Lawrence Foster 27/28/29-Mar 2004

Debussy, Claude Nocturnes Stephane Deneve 24/25/26-Apr 2004
Women's chorus only
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Requiem Mass in D minor, KV626 Hans Graf 22/23/24-May 2004

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