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Texas Master Chorale

Promoting the appreciation of quality choral music

Founded in 1986, the Texas Master Chorale is a mixed choral ensemble of 100 auditioned singers.

Leadership

The Texas Master Chorale boasts outstanding professionals in artistic direction. With reputations for excellence as well as extensive records of accomplishment, Brad Bouley (Artistic Director) and Sharon Goldsberry (Accompanist) are able to attract and retain talented singers and musicians, many of whom are active or retired professional musicians.

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Brad Bouley is founder and Artistic Director of the Texas Master Chorale, now in its thirty-second season. Texas Master Chorale performs primarily major choral/orchestral music, including such works as Messiah by Handel, Lord Nelson Mass by Haydn, Magnificat and Christ Lag in Todesbanden by J.S. Bach, Glorias by Rutter, Poulenc, and Vivaldi, Ein Deutches Requiem by Brahms, Requiems by Fauré, Duruflé, and Mozart, Vesperae solennes de confessore by Mozart, and Mass in C Major by Beethoven, to name a few. The Chorale performed Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass at the Texas Choral Directors Convention in 2000. The Texas Master Chorale under Bouley has performed in Lincoln Center, New York, and in Germany, Austria, France and Italy, with a performance at High Mass in St. Peter’s Bascilica, Rome.  Mr. Bouley retired in 2015 as Director of Fine Arts for the Tomball Independent School District, having previously served as the Director of Choirs at Tomball High School for twenty years. He also serves as the Executive Secretary for Region IX UIL Music and teaches conducting each summer at the Conductor’s Institute at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Mr. Bouley holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Sam Houston State University in Music Education and Conducting. He is active throughout the state as a choral adjudicator and clinician, and is in demand for school staff development workshops in conducting for vocal and instrumental directors. Mr. Bouley is past Region Chairman of TMEA Region 9 and past Area Chairman for TMEA Area D. He was the recipient of the Texas Excellence Award for Outstanding High School Teachers in 1993, the Tomball ISD Outstanding Teacher Award in 1992, and the Tomball Rotary International award for Community Service in 1998. Mr. Bouley is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, ACDA, TCDA, TMEA, TMAC, TETA, TAEA, and TMAA. Brad and his wife Evelyn have two children, Nicole, a choral director at Spillane Middle School in the Cypress Fairbanks ISD, and Noel, an opera singer with the Deutsches Oper in Berlin.

Transient

Sharon Goldsberry, Accompanist, earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Oklahoma Baptist University, a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Houston, and a Master of Music in Accompanying and Chamber Music from the University of Houston.  Her career has included professional accompanying, teaching, and solo performance, along with various church organist and pianist positions.  She was keyboardist for the Mid-Columbia Symphony from 1977 to 1979, and has been an active member and past President of Cypress Creek Music Teachers Association.  She and duet partner Jay Whatley were recently featured in the Cypress Creek FACE Promenade Concert Series.  Sharon has served as Texas Master Chorale's on-stage, touring, and rehearsal accompanist since 2001.  She and her husband, Fred, have a son and daughter and three beautiful granddaughters.

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