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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.

Extensive secular and sacred repertoire

The Texas Master Chorale appeals to broad audiences, locally, nationally, and internationally .The Chorale typically has three or more major concerts plus other local events each season, and goes on national and international concert tours periodically. Members travel at their own expense.


A favorite for both patrons and musicians, the Christmas Invitational Concert is dedicated to seasonal music and is performed with a professional orchestra. An important goal of the Chorale is to support music education and appreciation. At Christmas, we invite a public school chorus to sing with us, to give those students the unique opportunity of preparing a major choral work for performance with a professional orchestra and auditioned adult singers. The educational benefit of this event is described in a Tribute to the Texas Master Chorale.

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Sacred masterworks are great audience pleasers. When the Chorale toured Italy in 2007, members sang Renaissance music in venues for which the works were composed, including the 11th-century Basilica di San Marco in Venice, the open rotunda of the Baptistry at Pisa, a Roman Catholic parish in the Tuscan town of Montecatini, and finally a climactic performance at the Basilica di San Pietro in Rome. At St. Peter’s the Chorale sang a Sunday high mass with the Vatican cantors.


Bach: Magnificat, Christ Lag in Todesbanden, B-Minor Mass
Bass: Glad Tidings, Christmas Ornaments, Gloria
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Mass in C Major, Choral Fantasy
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Biebl: Ave Maria
Brahms: Ein Deutches Requiem
Byrd: Ave Verum Corpus
Duruflé: Requiem
Fauré: Requiem
Forbes: Ave Maria
Forrest: Words from Paradise; Te Deum (Premiere Performance)
Gabrielli: Jubilate Deo
Gawthrop: Sing a Mighty Song
Gregorian mass: Missa XI — Orbis Factor
Handel: Messiah
Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass, Missa Brevis St. Joannis de Deo, Mass in the Time of War
Jenkins: Requiem
Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna, O Magnum Mysterium
Mozart: Requiem, Solemnes de Confessore, Mass in C Minor (“Grand Mass”), Regina Coeli
Palestrina: Sicut Cervus, Tu Es Petrus
Poulenc: Gloria
Rutter: Gloria, Magnificat
Scarlatti: Exultate Deo
Schubert: Mass in G, Tantum Ergo
Thompson: Alleluia, The Last Words of David, Ye Shall Have a Song
Vierne: Messe Solennelle in C# Minor
Vivaldi: Gloria

Spirituals, folksongs, hymns, and patriotic and popular songs

Ain’t Got Time to Die
America the Beautiful
Bound for the Promised Land
Deep River
Down in the Valley
Fare Thee Well, My Love
Hard Times
I’ve Been in the Storm So Long (a tribute to victims of Hurricane Katrina)
Ride the Chariot
Sleigh Ride
White Christmas
You Come, Too

Forrest: How Great Thou Art
Bass: Texas is Singing (Commissioned for the 20th anniversary of the Chorale)
Cole Porter: I Get a Kick Out of You, You’re the Top, Blow Gabriel Blow, Let’s Do It – Let’s Fall in Love, Can Can, I Love Paris, Hey Babe Hey, All of You, Be a Clown, and more
Martin: The Awakening
Walker:I Will Be Earth
Whitacre: Sleep
Wilberg: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, Carol to the King, Ding Dong Merrily on High, Here Mid the Ass and Oxen Mild, Noe Noe!, Whence Is That Goodly Fragrance Flowing, Silent Night, Fum Fum Fum, Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Art songs, opera choruses

Brahms: Der Abend
Lauridsen: Sure on This Shining Night, Dirait-on
Orff: Carmina Burana 
Rheinberger: Abenlied
Stroope: I Am Not Yours
Ticheli: There Will Be Rest, Earth Song
Verdi: Va Pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco


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