LSC-Montgomery hosts Houston Chamber Choir for Bach and All That Jazz concert

Published on: October 23, 2012

 
Professional pianist Paul English will join The Houston Chamber Choir for a fascinating concert performance that adds a modern twist to Bach’s music on Friday, November 2, at Lone Star College-Montgomery.

The Houston Chamber Choir and internationally recognized jazz pianist Paul English will put a new twist on Bach during a special concert entitled Bach and All That Jazz, on Friday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m., at Lone Star College-Montgomery. The concert will be held in the Recital Hall of the college’s Music Hall (Building H).

The evening will feature three Bach motets (Singet dem Herrn, Der Geist hilft, and Hesu, meine Freude) performed by the Chamber Choir. Between each performance, English and his jazz trio will improvise responses inspired by the motet’s music and text. This point-counterpoint concert style promises to be fascinating.

Additionally, a second concert will be held on Saturday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Philip Presbyterian Church in Houston.  

“This is the most exiting performance challenge I have ever faced—and potentially, the most gratifying,” said English. “One of the best professional choirs in the world, two excellent performance venues, and for me, the opportunity to share the stage with the greatest improviser of all time: J.S. Bach.”

 
The Houston Chamber Choir will take the stage at Lone Star College-Montgomery’s beautiful Recital Hall to perform Bach and All That Jazz with noted pianist Paul English, on Friday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m.
The art of improvisation was highly prized during the Baroque era, and Bach was a particularly skilled practitioner. With the help of English, the Chamber Choir adds a modern twist to this venerable practice.

Tickets are $30 for general admission, $27 for seniors, and $10 for students (at the door only), and can be purchased online at www.LoneStar.edu/music-montgomery.  

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

With 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.