~posted by Jules Brandon, KMFA announcer
The Texas Choral Consort and their Artistic Director, Brent Baldwin, never cease to amaze me. I had the privilege of attending their most recent concert entitled Nature in Harmony on August 13th at the Northwest Hills United Methodist Church. Nowhere else in Texas can regular folks like you and me have the opportunity to sing in concert with a professional orchestra. And Brent creates magic that dazzles with this marriage of music and voices. You would never, ever guess that what you are hearing is an amateur and un-auditioned chorus. That’s right, if you want to sing, they want you in their chorus!
They performed a beautiful mix of Vaughan Williams, Copland, and Thomspon as well as a piece by contemporary composer Nancy Bloomer Deussen. If you missed it, you have plenty of time to gear up for their next performance, The Sounding Joy. This is their holiday concert to be performed on December 11th, and this concert also marks the beginning of the their 2010-2011 season. You can find all the details at http://www.txconsort.org/.
Honestly, I can’t think of a better way to begin your celebration of the holiday season!
~Jules Brandon is the host of KMFA’s Sunday Matinee. You can read more about KMFA hosts on our website.