Under the direction of Dr. Gary Seighman, the Trinity University Chamber Singers are comprised of 48 undergraduate musicians committed to choral artistry of the highest quality. They will be joined in their concert program at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Houston on Friday, March 22, at 7 pm, by St. Paul’s Choral Scholars. This performance is free and open to the public.
In 2017, Trinity University Chamber Singers were one of only 12 choirs in the country selected to perform for the National Collegiate Choral Organization Conference in Baton Rouge, LA. They are also regularly invited to perform for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Convention. The Chamber Singers enjoy touring nationally, throughout the region, and abroad. They recently served as ensemble-in-residence for the 2018 Eisenstadt Classical Music Festival in Austria where they performed Haydn’s Die Schöpfung and Beethoven’s Mass in C Major. In Spring of 2020, they will be traveling to New York City where they have been invited as the featured ensemble for a program at Carnegie Hall. There they will perform a major work with the New York Chamber Orchestra and also give a spotlight a cappella program of their own on the main stage.
The Chamber Singers are frequent collaborators with the San Antonio Symphony, having recently performed Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloe, and works by Verdi, Berlioz, and Brahms. As advocates for new music, the Chamber Singers have introduced many new works to the choral repertoire including joint premieres with Grammy-nominated New York Polyphony and the renowned Minneapolis-based ensemble, Cantus. They premiered a composition at the 2017 College Music Society National Convention based on astronomical data from the NASA Kepler Mission and traditional melodies of the Coahuiltecan people indigenous to South Texas. In 2018, they enjoyed a collaboration with Chanticleer and renowned composer Dan Forrest.
Other recent projects include a Spanish Baroque program with the Walden Chamber Players of Boston, Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with period instruments, Tomás Luis de Victoria’s 12-voice Missa “Laetatus sum” in Washington, DC, Aaron Copland’s In the Beginning in Dallas, and the nationally-touring Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess multimedia concert at the Majestic Theatre.