Piping Rock Singers
CHORAL MUSIC FROM THE NEW WORLD
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12 | 7:30 P.M.
THE CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM
7809 SHADYVILLA LANE
Piping Rock Singers program offers selected pieces of Iberian Peninsula composers who's influence helped shape music of the New World, including The Mexico City and The Guatemala City Choir Books. Composers will include Antonio de Salazar, Manuel de Zumaya, Francisco Guerrero, Cristóbal de Morales and Pedro Bermúdez.
The Piping Rock Singers were formed in 1995 by a group of like-minded Houstonian church choir musicians who love the repertoire of the Medieval and Renaissance periods. The organization is directed by Kevin Clarke and dedicated to increasing the familiarity, understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the wealth of beautiful sacred and secular music composed from c. 900 to 1750. The Piping Rock Singers presents several concerts per year to diverse audiences in a wide variety of venues. Although a significant portion of its repertoire is performed a cappella, period instrument accompaniment is included where appropriate. Many of the organization’s concerts include an educational component and some feature detailed lectures on the group of works being performed. The Piping Rock Singers also make recordings, focusing on lesser-known, rarely heard music from those periods.