“Angels and Demons” Concert at St. Paul’s UMC Houston

Date Posted: 2/23/2011

The Bay Area Chorus of Greater Houston (BAC) will present a concert at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church following the theme of “Angels and Demons.” St. Paul’s Choral Scholars, a choir of select high school musicians that leads the church’s 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship services, will be among the choirs showcased in this concert, which will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, February 27.


Repertoire spanning 300 years reflects the enduring influence of angels, as portrayed in works by George Frideric Handel, Felix Mendelssohn, and Gwyneth Walker, concluding with the BAC Mixed Chorus performance of Joshua Shanks’ stunning contemporary setting of “Gabriel’s Message.” The BAC Women's Chorus visits the land of dark spirits with "Aglepta" by Arne Mellnäs.


Other participating choirs are the Memorial Middle School Advance Giorlds Choir and the Spring Oaks Middle School Varsity Chorus.


Tickets are on sale via the BAC website, www.bayareachorus.org. Prices are $10 in advance. At the door tickets will be $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors age 65 and over. 


Now in its 46th season, the BAC has grown to be a Houston-area choral

institution. During the 16-year tenure of Musical Director Keith Dixon, the group has expanded to include a Women’s Chorus and a Mixed Chorus. Additionally, the BAC has an extensive outreach program showcasing school, church, community, and university choirs as guest performers.  The Bay Area Women’s Chorus has been invited to perform at the state convention of the Texas Choral Directors Association in San Antonio on July 30, 2011.


For more information about the concert, contact Dawn Uebelhart, Music Administrator, at dawn@stpaulshouston.org or Eddie Quaid, Director of St. Paul’s Choral Scholars, at edquaid@sbcglobal.net.