Past Programs
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February 23-24, 2013

A Concert Saluting African American Women in Classical Music

Jason B. Oby, Program Director. Choral preparation by A. Jan Taylor and Adavion Wayne.

Performances will be held at 7:00 P.M., Saturday, February 23 and 4 p.m., Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Christ Church Cathedral located at 1117 Texas Avenue at San Jacinto. Tickets required for admission. Parking is FREE in the Cathedral’s garage.

Admission: Tickets required.

June 15, 2013

Summer Concert Preview: The Negro Spiritual: Soundtrack of Our Journey

Through music and discussion, presenters will offer a preview and socio-historical context for Houston Ebony Opera Guild's Summer Concert scheduled for late June 2013. The performance, a Juneteenth celebration, will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington.


Dr. John L. Cornelius II, Interim Head
Department of Music and Theater
Prairie View A&M University

Dr. Yvonne Kendall, Professor of Music
University of Houston-Downtown

Singers from HEOG

This program is hosted by The African American Library at The Gregory School.

2:00 P.M., Saturday, June 15, 2013 in The African American Library at The Gregory School, 1300 Victor Street, Freedmen's Town, Fourth Ward (Houston, Texas 77019).

Admission: Free.

June 23, 2013

Annual Summer Concert: A More Perfect Union
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington

Spirituals and Original Compositions
Performed by Soloists, Male Quartet
and Mixed Chorus

Jason Oby, program director
A. Jan Taylor, conductor
John L. Cornelius II, piano

This program is hosted by the Riverside United Methodist Church Music Ministry.

4 P.M., Sunday, June 23, 2013 in Riverside Methodist Church, 4920 Cullen Blvd., Houston, TX 77004.

Admission: Tickets required.

October 27, 2013

Opera Gems: A Concert of Staged Scenes Opera in the Black:
Heroes and Heroines of the African Diaspora

Aida, Otello, Dido and Aeneas, X (The Life and Times of Malcolm X), and more!

4:00 P.M., Sunday, October 27, 2013 in Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center.

Admission: Tickets required.

Entitled Opera in the Black: Heroes and Heroines of the African Diaspora, this semi-staged concert will feature solos, duets, and choruses from popular and relatively new operas whose central characters are of African or African-American ancestry. Great musical highlights from Verdi's AIDA and OTELLO, Purcell's DIDO AND AENEAS, Joplin's TREEMONISHA, Gershwin's PORGY AND BESS, and other works will be performed by an outstanding group of artists: familiar and guest professional soloists along with the Houston Ebony Opera Guild Chorus.

December 8, 2013

Christmas Concert: Sing We Now of Christmas: A Concert of Favorites
Performed by soloists, small ensemble, and mixed chorus

Jason Oby, Program Director
DeAndre Johnson, Guest Conductor

4 P.M., Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Westbury United Methodist Church, 5200 Willowbend Boulevard at West Belfort Avenue, Houston, TX, 77096.

Admission: Free. Donations accepted.

Westbury UMC presents the Houston Ebony Opera Guild Chorus in a concert of Christmas favorites, including “Mary Had a Baby,” “Do You Hear What I Hear,” “I Saw Three Ships,” and “Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child.” Conducted by R. DeAndre Johnson with Roy Belfield on piano. Featured soloists are Joan Hubert, soprano; Kaci Timmons, soprano; Gregory Dixon, tenor; Jason Oby, tenor; and Adavion Wayne, tenor. All are invited to a holiday reception and fair-trade/global gift market at the church following the concert.

Please consider making a donation in addition to your ticket purchase.

For additional information, call Houston Ebony Music Society, Inc.
at 832-377-7751 or contact us via email at ebonymusic92@gmail.com.