The Front Row, Monday, 09/28/2009

This Saturday, the Houston Chamber Choir opens its 2009-2010 concert season with a program called Beyond the Battle Royal: Renaissance Music of England and Spain. It features glorious 16th Century a cappella works for voices by England's William Byrd and Spain's Tomás Luis de Victoria. Today on our program, the Chamber Choir's Artistic Director, Robert Simpson, joins us to preview Saturday's concert and, in fact, the ensemble's entire season. We also hear performances of pieces by Byrd and Victoria from earlier HCChoir concerts...
Robert Simpson, the founder and Artistic Director of the Houston Chamber Choir, speaks with KUHF's Bob Stevenson. The Chamber Choir launches its 14th concert season with two performances of the program, Beyond the Battle Royal: Renaissance Music from England and Spain … this Saturday evening at 7:30PM at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd on Woodland Hills Drive in Kingwood and next Tuesday evening, October 6th, at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Included with the interview are recorded excerpts from past HCC performances in the area. Listen Download

KUHF's Meghan Hendley speaks with British-born Texas Tech faculty artist, William Cannings, about his inflated-metal sculptural pieces, which are on display in the exhibition, Inflatable Infatuation, through October 10th at Houston's Anya Tish Gallery. Listen Download  Extended Interview