Live Broadcast of HGO's New Production, Chorus!
by: Emily Binetti, February 1, 2009 5:02:00 am
KUHF has teamed up with Houston Grand Opera to offer the upcoming live broadcast of Chorus!at 7:30pm on Saturday, February 7, with St.John Flynn as host.
KUHF has teamed up with Houston Grand Opera to offer the upcoming live broadcast of Chorus! A unique evening of musical theater which celebrates the critically-acclaimed HGO chorus and orchestra, Chorus! takes the audience on a quirky, witty and sometimes irreverent musical journey that explores everything from Verdi to Rodgers and Hammerstein. "Our chorus comprises eighty of the best voices in Houston; this is Houston singing," says Anthony Freud, "and we want to share this incredible collection of talent with the whole city." Chorus!, created and directed by acclaimed British director David Pountney, is a new production that includes more than eighty voices, six hundred costumes and music from twenty-three operas, oratorios and American musical theater classics. "It is such an unusual project," says HGO Music Director and Chorus! Conductor Patrick Summers. "For the seasoned opera-goer it will provide a mix of familiar classics, and music that has not been heard in Houston before, while the new opera-goer will be introduced to so much." The live broadcast will be hosted by St.John Flynn and can be heard at 7:30pm on Saturday, February 7.