WHO WE ARE
Chorus Angelorum is a professional vocal ensemble whose mission is to enable Houston-area audiences to discover and enjoy the beauty of choral music in the English tradition. Our goal is to bring alive the history and breadth of this music through performances, education, and outreach.
WHAT WE DO
We strive to perform the best music at the highest level of professionalism. We offer regularly scheduled Choral Evensong Services at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham.
We provide educational opportunities for students, teachers, and professional musicians at our summer choral workshops with world-renowned clinicians. We also develop choral musicians through our treble (grades 3-8) and high school (grades 5-9) choir programs.
As our organization grows, we plan to reach additional audiences by performing concerts in greater Houston, especially in under-served areas.
WHY WE DO IT
Throughout history, the Church has been a center of art, music, and culture. There is a vast treasury of music composed for worship in the English tradition that represents the highest aspirations of humans to the divine. This music connects us to the past, yet is timeless on many levels, and is worth discovering, preserving, and celebrating.
One of the most significant contributions of English sacred choral music is that, beginning in the 1500’s, lyrics were written in English rather than Latin.
We can also thank the English for the beautiful sung morning and evening prayer services, Matins and Choral Evensong.
English composers, beginning with Thomas Tallis, Robert Parsons, and William Byrd, have left us a wonderful legacy of choral anthems, canticles, service settings, and hymns.
Lessons and Carols services are widely offered during Advent, based on the annual Nine Lessons and Carols service that has been offered at King’s College, Cambridge, since Christmas Eve 1919.