For the sixth consecutive summer, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Houston will host the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) Gulf Coast Course.
Young singers from across the United States will come together for one week to learn Anglican choral music and present songs in a variety of sacred services, as well as a public concert. The Gulf Coast Course is an all-girls course, fostering lasting friendships and instilling a mutual love of sacred music. About 45 young women (ages 10–18) are expected to participate this year.
The 2018 course will be directed by Jonathan Vaughn from Christ Church in Greenwich, Connecticut. All of the week’s events are free and open to the public. Come hear the RSCM Gulf Coast Summer Course choristers sing!
- Thursday, June 28, 6 pm, RSCM presents Choral Evensong at South Main Baptist Church (4100 S. Main St.), featuring works by composer-in-residence, Philip Moore.
- Friday, June 29, 1 pm, RSCM will give a concert at Houston Methodist Hospital (6565 Fannin St.) as part of the Margaret Alkek Williams Crain Garden Performance Series.
- Friday, June 29, 5:30 pm, Choral Evensong at St. Paul’s UMC (5501 Main St.), in celebration of Feast of St. Peter with works by Britten, Palestrina, and Gibbons.
- Saturday, June 30, 9 pm, Sung Compline service led by the trebles will be open to the public and held on the outdoor labyrinth at St. Paul’s UMC.
- Sunday, July 1, 11:05 am, Choral Eucharist at St. Paul’s UMC will feature the Houston premier of Philip Moore’s unpublished Missa por Ecclesia Cristus.
“We are so excited for another great year, both musically and spiritually,” says Anna Teagarden, RSCM Course Manager and Director of Children’s Music at St. Paul’s UMC. “It is a privilege to continue the Anglican tradition with these young women.”