In 1997, the Chorus Endowment was established by Chorus members and alumni in honor of the Chorus’ 50th anniversary. Since then, the Endowment has grown significantly, thanks to the ongoing generosity of Chorus members and friends. Proceeds from the Endowment are used to enrich the choral experience, including underwriting workshops, recordings and free community performances.
For the Houston Symphony’s Centennial season in 2014, the Chorus Endowment helped to underwrite performances of Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand. That project also provided opportunities to young singers in the Houston area; through a Chorus Endowment-supported mentoring program, talented high school and university singers joined the Symphony Chorus for the performance of this work.
On June 19, 2016 at St. Luke’s Methodist Church, “The Houston Symphony Chorus in Concert” will feature the Chorus in a potpourri of choral favorites for accompanied by organ and piano, another concert made possible with funds from the Chorus Endowment.
Looking to the future, the Chorus Endowment will help fund an exciting new commission by Houston Symphony Composer-in-Residence Gabriela Lena Frank. To be premiered in the spring of 2017, Gabriela Lena Frank’s Requiem will combine traditional texts with Spanish verse inspired by ancient folk traditions of South America.
Your support for the Chorus Endowment will continue to make such innovative projects possible.
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