Department of Music Concerts and Events

Fall 2018 through Spring 2019

HBU concerts are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified, and held in the Morris Cultural Arts Center for directions see our campus map.

God Bless America! A patriotic organ recital
Friday, November 16th, 1:00 p.m.
Belin Chapel, Morris Cultural Arts Center
Join us for an organ recital featuring Dr. Rhonda Furr with guest performer Dr. Dan Kramlich. The program will include Rhonda and Dan’s arrangement (four hands and pedal) of Wilhousky’s famous version of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” The recital will also include “The Star-Spangled Banner,” a couple of early American organ compositions, and a fun arrangement of “Stars and Stripes Forever.” The best part will be the audience joining HBU music majors in singing classics such as “God Bless America,” “America the Beautiful” and other selections.  

University Singers Fall Concert
Tuesday, November 27th, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Belin Chapel, Morris Cultural Arts Center
A special choral concert featuring HBU student conductors

Christmas at HBU
Friday, November 30,  7:30 p.m.
Dunham Theater, Morris Cultural Arts Center
A joyous Christmas concert featuring the HBU Choirs, the Houston Civic Chorus and the Houston Civic Symphony Orchestra

Opera Workshop Performance
Monday, December 3rd, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Dunham Theater, Morris Cultural Arts Center 
HBU’s Opera students will present arias and scenes from favorite operas, directed by Daniel Bircher. 

David Kirkwood, Tenor, Faculty Recital
Friday, December 7, 7:30 p.m.
Belin Chapel, Morris Cultural Arts Center
A lecture-recital on Robert Schumann’s great Romantic song cycle, “Dichterliebe,” in its originally conceived form of 20 songs, presented with guest artist Cordelia Lam Kirkwood on piano.

Notable Nights- A Tour of Italy
Thursday, January 24th, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Dunham Theater, Morris Cultural Arts Center
Admission: $50
The annual fundraising event for the Department of Music, featuring dinner, a silent auction, and performances by HBU students. All proceeds benefit the choir’s tour to Italy in June 2019.

Organ Artist Recital Series, Oliver Brett, Organ
Friday, January 25th, 1:00 p.m.
Belin Chapel, Morris Cultural Arts Center
Doctoral candidate, Eastman School of Music, Former organ scholar, King’s College, Cambridge

Band Concert
Tuesday, March 5th, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Dunham Theater, Morris Cultural Arts Center 

Organ Artist Recital Series, Derek Nickels, Organ
Friday, March 22nd, 1:00 p.m.
Belin Chapel, Morris Cultural Arts Center
Director of Music, Church of the Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, Kenilworth, IL

Organ Artist Recital Series, David Henning, Organ
Friday, April 5th, 1:00 p.m.
Belin Chapel, Morris Cultural Arts Center
Director of Music and Parish Organist, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Houston

President’s Concert
Sunday, April 28th, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Dunham Theater, Morris Cultural Arts Center
Celebrate the end of the year with HBU’s Department of Music and a professional orchestra, featuring the student winner of the annual Concerto/Aria Competition.

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