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Houston Chamber Choir presents The Wondrous Gift is Given: Christmas at the Villa

December 3, 2018

An eagerly awaited holiday tradition, Houston Chamber Choir’s annual The Wondrous Gift is Given: Christmas at the Villa features five stunning holiday concerts the weekend of Dec. 7-9.

Beloved carols and works destined to become classics are offered by the Chamber Choir in the Chapel of the Villa de Matel, 6510 Lawndale St., Houston. Performances are Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Joining us for the matinee performances is the Treble Choir of Houston at Christ Church Cathedral, an all-female choir of students in grades 6 - 12, directed by Marianna Parnas-Simpson. The evening performances will feature the highly popular Apollo Chamber Players, a Houston-based string quartet. Guests can also purchase the Chamber Choir’s Christmas CD at any of the performances.

In the giving spirit of the holidays, the Houston Chamber Choir is asking patrons to bring items to donate to The Beacon, a nonprofit in downtown Houston that works to end homelessness and restore hope. Needed are disposable razors, new socks, toiletries, medical scrubs and bath towels.

The professional men and women singers of the Houston Chamber Choir will be led by conductor Robert Simpson. He is founder and artistic director of the Houston Chamber Choir and Canon for Music at historic Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal in Houston).

Tickets to the event are $40. Discounts are available for seniors, first responders, music educators and students. Purchase tickets online at houstonchamberchoir.org.

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