In the news:
Three Pasadena ISD
choirs to perform
with Bay Area Chorus
Choir students from Turner Elementary School, Lomax Middle
School and Schneider Middle School will share the stage with
the renowned Bay Area Chorus in the 43rd season of its
Awakening performances Sunday, April 20 at 3 p.m. at
Pasadena Memorial High School located at 4410 Crenshaw in
"I am honored and excited for the Bay Area Chorus to be
performing in our area and to have invited three of our
choirs to perform for their pre-concert," said Pasadena
ISD's director of fine arts Linda Fletcher. "This is a well
deserved recognition of the work being done in our
district's elementary and middle school choral programs."
The Bay Area Chorus is one of Houston's oldest non-profit
groups bringing musical performances to the Houston and
Galveston Bay areas. More than 60 singers comprise the
Sunday's performance is titled "On the Move: Spotlight on
Young Voices," and the Pasadena ISD choirs and Bay Area
Chorus will be singing songs about different modes of
transportation in different times and places.
Fletcher said the Turner, Lomax and Schneider choirs in
unison with the Bay Area Chorus will have a lot to offer the
"The audience will experience the inspiration that comes
from witnessing the result of a disciplined, systematic
approach to developing musical understanding and singing
skills," she said. "This will be a powerfully expressive
performance uniting singers of diverse abilities in the
common goal of sharing their music with the audience."
Keith Dixon is the musical director for the Bay Area Chorus.
Deborah Oakes is the director of Turner Elementary's choir;
Jennifer Robbins directs Lomax Middle School's choir and
Sharnell Jones and Lori Muirhead serve as directors of
Schneider Middle School's choir.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $6. At the door,
adults can purchase tickets for $8 and students and senior
citizens (65 or older) can purchase them for $7. Order
tickets by phone at 713-684-6030 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Door sales begin 30 minutes prior to the concert.
Fletcher said she encourages the community to attend the
event to support Pasadena ISD students and the Bay Area
"This is a great opportunity for the community to see
singers from age nine to 70 unite to present a program that
offers a wide spectrum of musical styles," she said. "The
audience will be able to sing-along with the choir in songs
about travel, and most importantly, they will show their
support for the Bay Area Chorus and the school district."