passion, excellence, spirit, joy...
...are a few of the words that describe choral performances by CANTARE Houston over the past eleven years. Founded by former Artistic Director Kevin Riehle, CANTARE seeks to create a community of people changed by the power of great choral music. Its goal is to enrich the cultural landscape of Houston with artistically sensitive and profound interpretations of choral music from every era and a variety of cultures and countries.
CANTARE performs in some of Houston's most remarkable venues such as the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Rothko Chapel, Zilkha Hall, the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, the University of St. Thomas St. Basil's Chapel, and Houston Baptist University's Morris Cultural Arts Center. The Choir's annual Christmas Concerts at the Museum of Fine Arts are one of the "Must Have" tickets of the holiday season.
Our Tenth Anniversary Season featured the choir in exciting and imaginative programming with stunning new music as well as exquisite performances of time-honored classics. This season also welcome our first CD, a compilation of excerpts from our annual holiday concerts at the Museum of Fine Arts. While we search for our new Artistic Director, this season looks to be our most exciting yet!
our board of directors
Kari Perkins, executive director (ex officio)
Christopher Ortiz, Qpay
Michael Rowell, Bluware Inc.
Valerie Serice, Select Search Consultants, LP
Keith Shepard, Crawford Electric Supply
Holly Vogt Wilkison, Pendulum Theatre Company
Dr. Helga Aurisch, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Bob Chilcott, composer
Dr. Andrew Davis, Moores School of Music, University of Houston
Susan Gardner, M.D., Texas Children's Hospital
Dr. Charles S. Hausmann, Moores School of Music, University of Houston
Houston Symphony Chorus
Pat & Colleen Hosford, Arts Advocates
Dr. Ann Howard Jones, Boston University
Dr. Jerry McCoy, University of North Texas
Margaret Mims, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
John Proffitt, Radio and Recording Industry
Antoine Plante, Mercury Baroque Ensemble
Jon Washburn, Vancouver Chamber Choir
Katherine Wilson, C.F.P.
Dr. John Yarrington, Houston Baptist University