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Spring Concert
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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Madrigal Singers named Madrigal Festival Honor Choir

Madrigal Singers at the 2016 San Antonio Madrigal & Chamber Choir Festival

Members of the HSPVA Vocal Department with Grammy Award winning gospel singer Yolanda Adams following their performance at Jones Hall for the Houston Mayoral Inaugural Ceremony on January 4, 2016.

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Madrigals at Lights in the Heights.

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Madrigal Singers perform at the Petroleum Club

Upper Level Ensemble Rosters

Chamber Singers

Beauty Shop Singers

Madrigal Singers

Young Performers

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HSPVA Madrigal Singers become first ensemble from HISD to be named "Madrigal Festival Honor Choir"

The Madrigal Singers from The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) won the coveted title of Madrigal Festival Honor Choir. Established in 1972, the San Antonio Madrigal & Chamber Choir Festival has become the most prestigious choral contest in Texas. High-school ensembles who enter this competition are considered among the finest in the nation. On Saturday, March 5, HSPVA competed with 41 choirs from across the state and were selected as the winner of the 2016 Madrigal and Chamber Choir Festival. The 2016-2017 Madrigal Singers will return to the festival next year to proudly represent HISD in concert as the 2017 Honor Choir. HSPVA Director of Choral Studies, Mr. Shannon Carter, credits the win to a true team effort. “Each of the student performers along with Ms. Julia Hall, Director of Vocal Studies, and Ms. Pat Bonner, Chair of the Vocal Music Department, worked exceptionally hard to achieve a common goal that we set in August, to present a program of the highest possible artistic standard.

View their performance on YouTube.

"Education is an adventure in Trust"

Ruth Denney (HSPVA Founder and First Principal)
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  • HSPVA Vocal Department Calendar of Events 2016-2017
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    Fall Semester
    • 17 - TMEA Region 23 - District Choir Auditions: 8am-5pm, Cinco Ranch High School - Katy ISD
    • 23 - Limelight Fall 2016: 7pm, HSPVA Commons
    • 26 - HSPVA Art Area College Night: 6pm, HSPVA Venues

    • 6-8 - All-School Musical Urinetown: 7pm, Denney Theatre
    • 13-15 - All-School Musical Urinetown: 7pm, Denney Theatre
    • 20 - 45th Annual HSPVA Spaghetti Supper: 5pm-9pm, HSPVA Venues
    • 22 - TMEA Region 23 - Region Choir Auditions: 8am-5pm, Morton Ranch High School - Katy ISD
    • 27 - Art Schools Network Performance: TBA, Dallas - Booker T. HSPVA
    • 29 - Vocal Music Department Middle School Workshop: 9am-1pm, Room 100, Room 111, Recital Hall

    • 11 - TMEA Region 23 - Region Choir Clinic: 5pm, Katy ISD
    • 12 - TMEA Region 23 - Region Choir Clinic: 8am, Westbury Baptist Church
      TMEA Region 23 - Region Choir Concert: 3pm, Westbury Baptist Church
    • 29 - TMEA Region 23 - Pre-Area Choir Auditions: 5pm-10pm, Elsik HS 9th Grade Center - Alief ISD

    • 3 - Vocal Department performs with the Houston Symphony Orchestra: 10am & 11:30am, Jones Hall for the Performing Arts

    Spring Semester
    • 7 - TMEA Area H - Area Choir Auditions: 8am-5pm, Ridge Point HS (Ft. Bend ISD)
    • 12 - HSPVA Vocal Music Department Winter Concert "45th Anniversary Choral Celebration": 7pm, Westbury Baptist Church
    • 27 - Limelight Spring 2017: 7pm, HSPVA Commons

    • 6 - HSPVA Girls Chorus & UH Concert Chorale Pre-TMEA Concert: 7pm, University of Houston Moores Opera House
    • 8-11 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Annual Convention / All-State Choir Clinic & Concerts / Girls Chorus Performs: all day, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center San Antonio, TX
    • 23 - Gilbert & Sullivan Tea and Dessert Concert: 5pm, Recital Hall
    • 24 - Pre-Madrigal Festival Concert with Chamber Singers: 7pm, South Main Baptist Church Westmoreland Chapel

    • 4 - Madrigal Singers Honor Choir Concert San Antonio Madrigal & Chamber Choir Festival: 6pm, Coker United Methodist Church San Antonio, TX

    • 5-6 - UIL Choir Concert & Sight - Reading Contest: TBA, Westbury Baptist Church
    • 10-11 - UIL Choir Concert & Sight - Reading Contest: TBA, Houston Baptist University
    • 19 - HSPVA Vocal Music Department Spring Concert: 6pm, Denney Theatre
    • 21 - HSPVA Prom: 8pm

    • 12 - HSPVA Vocal Music Department Pop Concert: 4:30pm, Denney Theatre
    • 13 - HSPVA Vocal Music Department Pop Concert: 7pm, Denney Theatre
    • 15 - HSPVA Senior Awards Ceremony: 6pm, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
    • 30 - HSPVA Class of 2017 Commencement Ceremony (Junior Chorale Members Perform): 7pm, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

    **Members of Young Performers, Madrigal Singers, Beauty Shop Singers, and Chamber Singers will receive an additional calendar with performance and rehearsal dates specific to their ensemble.

  • Because "Motown the Musical" is in town and two Houstonians are in the show in prominent roles, the city of Houston and the mayor recognized the Houstonians -- two HSPVA Vocal Music Dept. alumni:
    Ashley Tamar Davis - class of 1998
    Jarvis M. Manning, Jr. - class of 2005

    At the city council meeting, July 21, 2015 was declared Ashley Tamar Davis Day and Jarvis B. Manning, Jr. Day in Houston. Both were presented with written Proclamations. Parents and friends were in attendance.

    In the photo: Councilman Davis, Ashley, Jarvis and Mayor Parker.

    In the photo: Ashley Tamar Davis and Jarvis B. Manning Jr.

    The show is an absolute smashing display of 60s, 70s and 80s music and dance and the audience was not shy about singing along on those familiar songs.
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Ground Breaking ceremonyChorale prepares to sing at the Ground Breaking ceremony on Sunday, December 14th, 2014.