Department of Music Concerts and Events

Houston Baptist University, symphony and choir.2015 - 2016 Concert Schedule

All events are Free Admission unless otherwise stated.

Contact the Department of Music office at (281) 649-3338 or with any questions.

(MCAC = Morris Cultural Arts Center on the campus of Houston Baptist University)

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Friday, October 16, 2015: Organ Recital Series
Belin Chapel, 12:00 p.m.

Joseph Painter, Choirmaster/organist, The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany
Joanna Whitsett, Freelance harpist; and Organist, Moody Methodist Church, Galveston

Monday October 26, 2015: BME Voice Recital
Belin Chapel, 7:30 p.m.

Bethany Hassell, soprano
Alina Klimaszewska, piano

Friday, November 6, 2015: Organ Recital Series
Belin Chapel, 12:00 p.m
Rhonda Furr, Professor of Organ and Musicology, HBU; Organist at First Presbyterian Church, Houston
David Kirkwood, Assistant Professor of Voice, HBU

Tuesday, November 10, 2015: J.A.C. Redford Concert
Dunham Theater, 7:30 p.m.

HBU's Choirs will perform a concert featuring the music of J.A.C. Redford. Mr. Redford will be in attendance for this performance. J.A.C. Redford is an accomplished composer, arranger, orchestrator, and conductor of concert, chamber, choral, film, television, and musical theater music. Mr. Redford has provided arrangements for Joshua Bell’s recordings Voice of the Violin and At Home with Friends. Redford’s 500 episodes of television include multiple seasons of Coach and St. Elsewhere. In film, he composed the scores for The Trip to Bountiful, Oliver & Company, and Newsies, conducted The Little Mermaid, and orchestrated the scores for the films Avatar, The Amazing Spider-Man, Saving Mr. Banks, WALL-E, The Help, The Iron Lady, The Perfect Storm, Skyfall, and is currently finishing up work on the upcoming James Bond film, Spectre. Additionally, Mr. Redford composes choral music, which HBU's choirs will be performing with orchestra.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015: Jazz Band Concert Belin Chapel, 7:30 p.m
Patrick Moore, Director
The HBU Jazz Band will present a Christmas concert featuring selections of Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! , Winter Wonder Land, and many more.

Thursday and Friday, December 3rd & 4th, 2015:
Notable Nights: A Christmas Cadenza
McNair Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy elegant dining and a musical showcase featuring solos and ensembles from students and faculty of the HBU Music Department.
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Friday, February 19, 2015: Organ Recital Series
Belin Chapel, 12:00 p.m.

Thomas Gaynor, Doctoral Candidate, Eastman School of Music; Assistant/Director of Music, Christ Episcopal Church, Pittsford, NY; Freelance musician

Monday, February 29, 2016: Hymn Fest
Belin Chapel, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday March 8, 2016: Band Concert
Dunham Theater, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 11, 2015: Organ Recital Series
Belin Chapel, 12:00 p.m.

Heechae Helen Choo, Organ Studio of Dr. Rhonda Furr, Former Organist, Seoul Baptist Church, Houston; Director of Innisfree Chorale

Friday, April 15, 2015: Organ Recital Series
Belin Chapel, 12:00 p.m.

Christopher Holman, Master of Music in Organ Performance Candidate, University of Houston

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, Band Concert
Dunham Theater, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 29, 2016: Choral Concert
Dunham Theater, 7:30 p.m.

2015 Summer Camp:



For information and any schedule changes contact the Department of Music Office