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HSPVA Madrigal Singers - 2016 American Classic Madrigal & Chamber Choir Festival Winner

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.

Spaghetti Supper
Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Annual Spaghetti Supper, benefiting the HSPVA Music Departments, is a tradition that dates back to the inaugural year of our school in 1971.

Vocal Middle School Workshop
Saturday, October 28, 2017

The 2017 HSPVA Vocal Middle School Workshop provides a unique opportunity for middle school students from the Houston area to participate in vocal training sessions. The Workshop is open to all middle school students in the Greater Houston Area. The Middle School Workshop will consist of sessions taught by current HSPVA vocal students. Through the use of musical games and activities, the attendees will learn vocal techniques for choral and solo singing, sightreading.

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  • HSPVA Vocal Department Calendar of Events 2017-2018
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    Fall Semester
    • 19 - Limelight Auditions: 4-6pm, Room 111

    • 6 - Limelight Fall 2017: 7pm, HSPVA Commons
    • 19 - 46th Annual HSPVA Spaghetti Supper: 5pm-9pm, HSPVA Venues
    • 21 - TMEA Region 23 - Region Choir Auditions: 8am-5pm, Morton Ranch High School - Katy ISD
    • 28 - Vocal Music Department Middle School Workshop: 9am-1pm, Room 100, Room 111, Recital Hall

    • 10 - TMEA Region 23 - Region Choir Clinic: 5pm, Westside High School
    • 11 - TMEA Region 23 - Region Choir Clinic: 8am, Westbury Baptist Church
    • 11 - TMEA Region 23 - Region Choir Concert: 3pm, Westbury Baptist Church

    • 9 - TMEA Region 23 - Pre-Area Choir Auditions: 8am-1pm, Alief Kerr High School - Alief ISD

    Spring Semester
    • 12 - HSPVA Vocal Music Department Winter Concert: 7pm, Denney Theatre
    • 13 - TMEA Area H - Area Choir Auditions: 8am-5pm, Ridge Point HS (Ft. Bend ISD)
    • 18 - Chorale Masterclass with Chanticleer: TBA, HSPVA
    • 30 - Limelight Auditions: 4-6pm, Room 111

    • 9 - Limelight Spring 2018: 7pm, HSPVA Commons
    • 13 - Gilbert & Sullivan Tea and Dessert Concert featuring the 2nd Year Vocal Students: 5pm, Recital Hall
    • 14-17 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Annual Convention / All-State Choir Clinic & Concerts: all day, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center San Antonio, TX
    • 27 - Chorale - SWACDA Preview Concert: 7pm, South Main Baptist Church
    • 27 - Madrigals Singers - Madrigal Festival Preview Concert: 7pm, South Main Baptist Church

    • 8-11 - Chorale Tour & Performance at Southwestern Division American Choral Directors Association Conference: TBA, Oklahoma City, OK

    • 4-5 - UIL Choir Concert & Sight - Reading Contest (Chorale): TBA, Westbury Baptist Church
    • 17-18 - UIL Choir Concert & Sight - Reading Contest (Mixed Chorus, Girls Chorus, & Tenor-Bass Choir): TBA, St Peter's United Methodist Church, Katy, TX
    • 20 - HSPVA Vocal Music Department Spring Concert: 6pm, Denney Theatre
    • 20 - Vocal Department Social: 7pm, HSPVA Commons
    • 23 - Chorale Performs at American Classic Music Festival's "A Celebration of Excellence": 10:20am, South Main Baptist Church
    • 27 - HSPVA Prom: 8pm

    • 11 - HSPVA Vocal Music Department Pop Concert: 4:30pm, Denney Theatre
    • 12 - HSPVA Vocal Music Department Pop Concert: 7pm, Denney Theatre
    • 21 - HSPVA Senior Awards Ceremony: 6pm, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
    • 22 - Vocal Department Underclassmen Celebration: 4-6pm, Recital Hall
    • 26 - HSPVA Class of 2018 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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