Brazosport Civic Chorus set to begin rehearsals

Brazosport Civic Chorus set to begin rehearsals

Thu Aug 27, 2015

Recently returning from a performance of Vivaldi’s “Gloria” in New York’s Carnegie Hall, members of the Brazosport Civic Chorus will begin rehearsals for the 2015-2016 season, which includes a performance of Mozart’s “Requiem” with the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra.

New and returning members are sought for this coming season.

Rehearsals will resume at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1 in the Choir Room/Recital Hall in The Clarion at Brazosport College. Any interested singers in the Brazosport area are encouraged and welcome to join the chorus in this milepost year.

The first collaboration of the Civic Chorus and the Brazosport Symphony in 1991 was a performance of Mozart’s “Requim” with Rodney Mason as Chorus director and James Hagberg as Symphony director.

Combined concerts have occurred since that time almost yearly, and included performances of “The Messiah,” Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” Beethoven’s “Mass in C,” Haydn’s “Paulken Mass,” Orff’s “Carmina Burana,” Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” “Finlandia,” Haydn’s “Te Deum,” Poulenc’s “Gloria,” Vaughan Williams’ “In Windsor Forest,” “The Awakening,” various Opera choruses and many Pops and Christmas concerts.

Rehearsals for Mozart’s “Requiem” will start immediately due to the nature and length of this monumental work.

For more information, contact Rodney Mason, director of choral and keyboard activities at rodney.mason@brazosport.edu or at (979) 230-3316.