2014 Choir Tour
The Houghton College Choir will be embarking on their 2014 east coast concert tour which will be touring through New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia with a final concert at world famous Carnegie Hall in New York City on March 9.
The Houghton College Choir is widely acclaimed for its artistry and sensitivity, and embraces a diverse range of music, from the Renaissance mass setting to the baroque motet and African American spiritual.
Experts have commented:
- “one of the premier college choirs in the United States,” which “sets the standard for high-quality choral artistry.” - Justin Smith, LCOB USA
- “… projects the spirit of dedication to excellence in the choral art, firmly rooted in spiritual expression." - Dr. Rene Clausen, Concordia Choir
- “It is a rarity to hear a college choir that sings with compelling honesty in addition to beautiful sound. – James Jordan, Westminster College Choir
This year’s tour will also host the 2014 National Sacred Honor Choir for the final concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City on March 9.
For over 80 years, the Houghton College Choir has upheld its mission and brought its song to America’s most prestigious halls and churches of all denominations, including the Lincoln Center in Manhattan, Cathedral of St. Joseph’s in Hartford, Heinz Memorial Chapel in Pittsburgh, the Basilica of St. Mary’s in Minneapolis, and Church of the Holy Trinity at Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia.
The Houghton College choir has been invited to sing for state and divisional American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and The National Association of Music Education (MENC) conventions, including a special invitation to the 2010 Inaugural NYACDA Fall Conference & 2009 MENC Eastern Division Convention in Providence, RI. Additional performances include the United Nations, World Council of Churches, and the Association of Evangelical’s National Convention. Choral- orchestral partners have included the Buffalo, Rochester & Southern Tier Symphony Orchestras.
In addition, the choir has performed in Austria, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, France, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Poland, Spain, Korea and the former Soviet Union.