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Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

Giving Voice

February 24, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. CT

Now a popular annual tradition at HGO, Giving Voice was created by tenor Lawrence Brownlee.

The fourth Giving Voice will be held at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church and feature some of the world’s best opera singers, joined by choirs from Wheeler Avenue, HGO, Houston Ebony Opera Guild, Prairie View A&M University, and Texas Southern University.

“I feel it is important that the diversity regularly seen on HGO’s stage be reflected in the audience,” says Brownlee. “I created Giving Voice to welcome Black and African American community members into a company, and an artform, that I love.”

This concert of gospel, opera, and spirituals will also feature one of HGO Composer-in-Residence Joel Thompson's choral works. Joel will work with the Giving Voice “mass choir” to bring his composition to life – providing the singers an amazing opportunity to work with a living composer. Don’t miss this monumental performance inside Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church’s new Cathedral.

Presented by Houston Grand Opera and Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in partnership with Texas Southern University, Houston Ebony Opera Guild, and Prairie View A&M University

Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church 7:30 p.m. February 24, 2023.

  • Price Range
    FREE - Ticket is required
  • Age
    Appropriate for all ages.
  • Running Time
    TBD
  • Language
    Various with English subtitles

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