High Profile Choir Performances and Appearances
Our Tour Choir is one of the leading boy choirs in the nation with a number of high profile appearances at distinguished venues all over the world. Performance collaborations with symphony orchestras and famous entertainers are just a few of many notable accomplishments on their resume.
Symphony Orchestra Performances
The Tour Choir has traveled nationally and internationally to collaborate with notable symphony orchestras such as the Houston Symphony, Mexico City Symphony and the English Symphony.
Prominent performances include:
- Orff “Carmina Burana”
- Mahler “Eighth Symphony”
- Britten “War Requiem”
- Mahler “Third Symphony”
- Berlioz “Faust”
- Bernstein “Kaddish Symphony #3”
- Adams “Transmigration of Souls” (a tribute to 9/11)
Television Appearances and Commercials
The Tour Choir has been highlighted a number of times on all local and national television stations for specials and news segments. In addition, they have appeared in several commercials for local and regional markets.
Television appearances include:
- ABC’s Good Morning America
- National NBC television special with Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson at NASA
- A TV holiday special entitled “Houston Hometown Holiday”
- Featured on NBC, Houston, Texas “Incredible Kids” segment
- Highlighted on CBS, Houston, Texas “United We Sing” news segment *
- American General Life Insurance
- Randall’s Food Markets *
- Tom Thumb Food Markets
- Cinco Ranch
- Mazda North America, Inc.
- United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast
- Houston Museum of Fine Arts
Throughout the world, there have been many notable, high profile appearances by the Tour Choir. These choristers were selected to perform in these venues not only because of their talent but also their child-like enthusiasm coupled with artistic professionalism and maturity. They are exceptional young musical ambassadors representing not only Fort Bend County and the State of Texas but all youth.
Special appearances and collaborations include:
- Performance of our national anthem for all 18 nights of the 2012 Houston Livestock Rodeo, the world’s largest live entertainment and livestock exhibition
- Opening ceremonies for the 2001 Christmas Pageant of Peace, the Lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C.
- Performance in the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica before Pope John Paul II
- Inaugural festivities at the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts for President George Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush
- 1986 U.S. Olympic Festival Torch Lighting Ceremony
- Performance collaborations with Craig Smith, Shelley Laine, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Grammy-winning group Manhattan Transfer, Academy Award-winning actress Shirley Jones and three-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald
- Performed for the U.S. premiere of the Academy-Award nominated French film ‘Les Choristes’
Other Exceptional Events
The Tour Choir is often called upon to perform at exclusive events including parties in private homes, fundraisers for prominent organizations, company-sponsored conferences, festivals and even regional, state and national conventions.
Other exceptional events include:
- State convention of the Texas Music Educators Association
- Southwestern Division Convention of American Choral Directors Association
- Discover Toys National Convention
When you have a need for inspirational music that touches the heart and soul, the Tour Choir delivers. Please contact the choir office at (281) 240-3800 or email [email protected] for booking information and date availability for the Tour Choir.