The World pof Brahms - November 12, 2023

On Nov 12, 2023, Musica Tra Amici is pleased to present "The World of Brahms" featuring Evelyn Chen piano, Eric Halen, violin, Sheldon Person, viola, Brinton Averil Smith, cello, and members of the Houston Symphony Chorus.

The Houston Symphony Chorus is one of Houston’s oldest and most distinguished musical organizations. Founded in 1946 as the Houston Chorale, it became the Houston Symphony Chorale in 1968, and the Houston Symphony Chorus in 1986.

The Chorus consists entirely of volunteer singers who have considerable musical skill, vocal talent, and choral experience. They audition for placement each year.  The Chorus performance schedule is possibly the busiest in the country, consisting of up to fourteen different sets of repertoires for a total of 45 concerts.  Knowing that good singers are usually very busy people and that most could not possibly participate in a full season, the Chorus uses a unique method of placement.  At the time of their audition, singers indicate in which series they are interested in singing.  Some will be interested in singing only one series with us, while others will hope to sing all fourteen.  They are subsequently placed based on their audition scores and stated preferences.