We've got a new Assistant Director! We are so excited and enjoying singing under the once-in-awhile direction of Ms Sophie Lee Landau! She is also a Tenor Section leader, a musical theatre director with the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center here in Houston and has perfect pitch. A skill that she uses quite a lot with Houston Horizon...smile! We welcome Sophie Lee to her new leadership role and know that she and our Director, Janet Burnett, will lead us to new musical heights as we end 2019 and look forward to 2020.
Fall is in the air with the holidays not very far behind! HHC is heading down the holiday highway with lots of things happening. We've got our sponsorship of wreaths for fallen soldiers with Wreaths Across America, our Pampered Chef fundraiser is in full swing, and we are learning new music for our holiday performances. Our annual Christmas show is coming up on December 13th at Memorial Church of Christ...keep checking this site for when tickets go on sale! We'll be looking for you!!!
We had a great time in New Orleans at International Competition! We came, we ate, we sang, we watched the flooding back home in Houston, we made new friends, and we said goodbye to some of our dual members, and now we're on to bigger and better things. We have several holiday shows coming up, including our own show on Friday, Dec 13. Do you have your tickets yet? See you there...ho, ho, ho!!!
And a good time was had by all….Houston Horizon produced our annual show on Sat, June 22 at Memorial Church of Christ. We had storybook characters, hippies, Christmas hippies and folks from the 1940s on the risers listening to Alexa, Siri and Cortana. Did you know…they can talk to each other? It made for some hilarious moments! Our Silent Auction was a success and everyone enjoyed the Sweet Shop. Many thanks to Kathy Railey and company for producing fun and laughter for our beloved audience. Next big performance for HHC….International Competition in New Orleans, LA!
New Orleans is on the horizon for Houston Horizon these days. We are working hard preparing our song set for international competition but before we arrive on the international stage, we got to sing with our fellow competitors, Acapella Unlimited, Essence and The Ladies, at Summer Regional Meeting, singing on our annual Good Time Show on June 22, singing and coaching with Betty Clipman and Ruth Ann Parker and singing and polishing our contest set at our annual Galveston retreat, with Lynda Keever. A full summer of singing and preparing for international competition! New Orleans, here we come!!!
Lynda Keever, what can we say?!? After spending more time than she really wanted working her way to us (all that rain...sigh!), we spent an AMAZING Saturday with her coaching and working our songs for New Orleans. We made a few changes to some things but mostly we spent our time fixing the things that she heard that weren't quite up to snuff yet. It was a lot of work but we also did a lot of laughing too! She's coming back to us in August and we're so looking forward to that! Thanks to Lynda for keeping us on our toes, on pitch and on track for New Orleans!
Becky was here and it was FABULOUS!!! Becky Ballagh came to chorus rehearsal recently to work with us on our visual plan for our contest uptune. We had a great evening working on not only choreography but also facial expressions, whole body involvement and new terminology. Things like starburst, tickling the ivories, plinkety plinking, etc. We worked hard but laughed alot along the way. In addition, we inducted some new members who you will get to meet at our annual show in June! Check our website for information on that show and where to get tickets. In the meantime, we'll be back on the risers every Tuesday working on our new visual plan on our way to New Orleans in September!
We came, we sang, we volunteered....at Regional Contest this year! The chorus arrived, like most of the competitors, at the Greenspoint Hilton, in time to watch our quartets, Mama Made Me Duet and Reunion Street, compete in the quartet contest. Congratulations to Mama Made Me Duet on their 4th place finish! We are so proud of you!! On a much sadder note, after 20 years, our beloved Reunion Street has announced that they are retiring as Vicki Wyont is retiring and moving to Oklahoma. They will be very much missed! Our bow-out performance was much enjoyed by the crowd while we had a great time performing for the Region. Congratulations to Essence, our new regional quartet champions and to the Woodlands Show Chorus as they became our new regional chorus champs! All in all, a great
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - an auspicious day for Houston Horizon. Our amazing coach, Ruth Ann Parker, spent the day working with us on preparing us for representing Region 10 at International Competition this coming September. What a treat to spend the day learning and singing with Ruth Ann to encourage, teach, exhort, yell, make us sing it again and again and just make us better singers. Thanks for all your encouragement, Ruth Ann!