BAC Directors and Notable Repertoire

Estred Schwantes –    1965
Messiah –  Easter Portion    – G. Handel

Paul Ofield    1965  – 1967
Messiah – Christmas Portion   – G. Handel
Assistants: Bob Bennett, Robert Herring

Paul Harrison    1967 – 1968
Octavos and Mozart’s  Requiem
Astronauts Memorial Concert – NASA Auditorium

Dr. Wayne Bedford 1968 – 1969
Ceremony of Carols / Vivaldi Gloria
Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes / Frostiana – Thompson

Ray Witt   1969 – 1970
Brahms Requiem / Octavos

Milton Pullen 1970 – 1975
Sounds of SpringMagnificat – J.S. Bach
St. Celilia Mass – Gounod
Ye Shall Have a Song – Thompson
Seven Last Words – Dubois
Jesu, Priceless Treasure – J.S. Bach
Magnificat – Pergolesi
Carol Fantasy – Lockwood
Mass in C – Beethoven
Rejoice in the Lamb – Britten

Ray Moore 1975 – 1988
Many Moods of Christmas – Bennett/Shaw
Testament of Freedom – R. Thompson (Recording Made)
Mass – Dello Joio / Song of Thanksgiving – Vaughn Williams
Faure Requiem / Symphony of Psalms – Stravinsky
Messiah – Handel
Mass in D – Dvorak / Mozart Symphony #40
Christmas Octavos
Messa di Gloria – Puccini / Carol Cantata – Bennett
European Tour
Laud to the Nativity – RespighiBrahms Requiem
When Icicles Hang  – Rutter
Lord Nelson Mass – Haydn
Motet III – J.S.Bach / Cantata 191- J.S. Bach
Carmina Burana – Orff
Messiah – Handel
Many Moods of Christmas – Robert Shaw
Summer tour of Washington DC
Opera to Annie – Broadway
Ceremony of Carols – Britten
Gloria – Poulenc
Evening of Sacred Choruses
Challenger Memorial Concert
Mozart Requiem – Carnegie Hall
Dona Nobis Pacem – R. Vaughn Williams

Rob Seible   1988 – 1995
Missa Sancti Nicolai – Haydn
Music from the Theater
Missa in FA MAGG – Pergolesi
(for the Texas Choral Directors Association  convention, San Antonio)
Mass – Pergolesi
Prayers from the Ark – Davies / Magnificat – di Lasso
Faure Requiem
The Peaceable Kingdom – R. Thompson
Magnificat – J.S. Bach
Christmas Cantate – Pinkham
Rejoice in the Lamb – Britten
Images – Landes(with the Rob Landes Trio)
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – J.S.Bach
Gloria – Vivaldi
Messiah – Handel
Frostiana – Thompson
Ceremony of Carols – Britten
Brahms Requiem
(with orchestra and the Tomball Community Chorus)
Songs of Nature – Dvorak
Concert Setting of Porgy and Bess – Gershwin

Keith Dixon – 1995 – Present
Carols by Shaw
Music of the Americas – Spirituals by Shaw
Concert Tour of Ireland
Festival Magnificat – Pinkham
Octavos for Christmas and Broadway
Concert in Meyerson Symphony Center – Dallas
(Texas Invitational Community Choral Festival, Anton Armstrong, Conductor)
Five Mystical Songs – R. Vaughn Williams
Winter Pops and other Octavos
Astros Game – National Anthem
Mass in C – Beethoven
Summer Concert Tour in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
(400th Anniversary of Santa Iglesia Cathedral)
Regina Coeli – Mozart
Frostiana – Thompson
(Texas Invitational Community Choral Festival, Roger Melone, Conductor)
Schubert Mass in G and Vivaldi’s Gloria
Ceremony of Carols – Britten and Christmas Octavos
Faure Requiem – Songs of Texas Composers
Haydn Lord Nelson Mass in D Minor
Christmas Octavos
Bach Motet and Cantata: Christ lag in Todes Banden
Mozart Te Deum, Coronation Mass
Pergolesi Magnificat
British Isles Concert Tour
Multicultural Concert
Haydn Mass in Time of War
It’s About Time—Octavos
Celebrate Holiday Traditions—Buxtehude, Telemann, Octavos
Celebrate Our Singing Heritage
American Folk Songs, Spirituals, Gospel Music
Chichester Psalms – Bernstein

41st Season: CELEBRATE
Celebrate Holiday Traditions—Buxtehude, Telemann, Octavos
Celebrate Unity and Diversity
Celebrate Our Singing Heritage
Contemporary Chorals and Spiritual Arrangements
Guest Artists: Barbara Johnson Tucker & A Chosen Few
American Folk Songs, Spirituals, Gospel Music

C is for Carols to Play and Sing
Featuring the music of Alan Smith, Healey Willan, Alice Parker, Michael Fink, Jeffrey Van & Grayston Ives
F is for Festival of Choirs
Tango to Evora, Domaresdansen, Music of Stephen Foster, Handel’s Coronation Anthem No. 43
B is for Bernstein and Barbara
Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, West Side Story Medley, Shenandoah, The Water is Wide, Wade in the Water
Guest Artists: Barbara Johnson Tucker, Phillip Hall

43rd Season: AWAKENING
Timeless Traditions
Carol Arrangements by Cary John Franklin, Charles Wood, Dale Warland, Edwin Fissinger, Nancy Grundahl;
Compositions by Eleanor Daley, Jacques Arcadelt, Sergei Rachmanioff, Hans Leo Hassler, Andrew Ager, Lee Kesselman
Bridges to Cultural Understanding
Spirituals, Circus Band by Charles Ives
Guest Artists: The United Nations Association International Choir, The Clear Lake Chinese Choir, Sergei Galperin, Houston Symphony Orchestra Violinist
On the Move
Durufle Requiem, American, Canadian & South African Folk Song Arrangements
Guest Speaker: Dr. John Lienhard, founder of KUHF’s Engines of Our Ingenuity

Holiday Glow
Conrad Susa’s Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest, carol arrangements by Wohlgemuth, Wilberg, Luboff, Warland, Van, Ferko, A. Parker, music by David Ashley White
Spotlight on Singing
Music by David Brunner, Scott Joplin, Arahualpa Yupanqui and Nick Page, folk songs from Mexico, the Phillipines, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Zimbabwe, Israel, Ireland, USA
Guest Artist and Song Leader: Nick Page
Illuminating: Illumination—intellectual or spiritual enlightenment
Northern Lights: Scandanavian music by Svilainis, Gjeilo, Alfven, Lundvik, Ahlen, Rautavaara, Hyokki, Lindberg

Voices of Celebration
Music by David Hogan, Eleanor Daley, Jim Leininger, Cornelius Freundt, Friedrich Niedt; carol arrangements by Wilberg, Averitt, MuCullough, Carlisle
Voices of Heritage
Music by Randall Thompson, Eugene Butler, Eric William Barnum, Andrea Ramsey, Fisher Tull
Guest Artists: Houston Boychoir, Prairie View A & M Concert Chorale, Barbara Johnson Tucker, Phillip Hall
Voices of Poets & Playwrights
Music by Michael Hennigan, Craig Hella Johnson, Emma Lou Deimer, Norman Dello Joio, Morten Lauridsen

46th season:  FLIGHTS OF FANCY
Soaring Spirits
Music by Joan Szymko, Zoltan Kodaly, Ola Gjeilo, Felix Mendelssohn, Alfred Burt, Mykla Dmytrovich Leontovich, carol arrangements by Corin T. Overland, Alice Parker, Robert Shaw, Edwin Fissinger
Angels and Demons
Music by Arne Mellnäs, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Joshua Shank, Jay Althouse
Transcendent Experiences
Music by Nym Cooke (transcription), Rodgers & Hart, Alice Parker, Zoltán Kodaly, George Frideric Handel,
David C. Dickau, Johannes Brahms, Eric Whitacre, Se Enkhbayar
Special Event:  Major Works Concert
Rheinberger:  Mass in A; Schubert:  Mass in G

48th Season: A Time for Action!
Bay Area Womens Chorus
Blue Moon;
Richard Rodgers/arr. Ruth Artman
Red River Valley; Traditional/arr. Robert Nelson
Veni Domine, Laudate pueri; Felix Mendelssohn, Op.39, no. 1
Psalm 13; Johannes Brahms/arranged by Gerhard Track
A Ceremony of Carols; Benjamin Britten

Bay Area Mixed Chorus
Johnny Mercer/arr. Mac Huff
The Way You Look Tonight; Jerome Kern/arr. Kirby Shaw
Bridge Over Troubled Water; Paul Simon/arr. Kirby Shaw
Sing Joyfully; William Byrd
Cantate Domino; Giovanni Croce
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied; Johann Pachelbel
Somerset Wassail; arr. Alf Houkom
Nigh Bethlelem; Alfred Burt
He is Born on This Holy Night; arr. Edwin Fissinger
Behold, a Branch is Growing; Joseph Herl
Lully, Lulla, Lullay; Philip W.J. Stopford
Sing We Now of Christmas; arr. Fred Prentice
Hear My Prayer; Felix Mendelssohn
Festival Te Deum; Benjamin Britten, Op.32
Songs of Faith; Paul Basler
Psalm 150,Ubi Caritas, Be Thou My Vision, Alleluia, Psalm 23

49th Season: Musical Moments
Mixed Chorus – Robert Phillips Jr., Rehearsal Director
Idumea (from Kentucky Harmony, 1816); Ananias Davisson
Ain’t That Good News; arr. Moses Hogan/ Traditional Spiritual
Ev’ry Time I Feel The Spirit; arr. Moses Hogan/Traditional Spiritual
I Need Thee Every Hour; arr. Hojun Lee
Make Me An Instrument of Thy Peace; Mary McDonald

Mixed Chorus Conductors: Keith Dixon and Robert Phillips Jr.
A SEASON OF CAROLS  arranged by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker.
Cuncti simus Anonymous from lLibre Vermell (Spain)/Ricardo Soto, editor
O Magnum Mysterium Johann Stadlmayr (1575-1648)
O Magnum Mysterium D. Pedro de Cristo (c. 1545-1618)
O Magnum Mysterium Thomas Luis de Victoria (c. 1558 – 1611)

Mixed Chorus –Keith Dixon, Conductor
Come Again John Dowland, arr. Stefan Schwarz
Frühlingsfeier (Op. 48 No.5) Felix Mendelssohn Ed. by Santiago Suarez
Oh, My Lovin’ Brother Arr. David Ashley White

Mixed Chorus – Milton Pullen, Guest Conductor
Frostiana,  Randall Thompson with chamber orchestra
Beautiful Dreamer Words and Music by Stephen C. Foster a cappella arr. by Shaw/Parker
Oh! Susanna Words and Music by Stephen C. Foster orchestral arr. by John D. Miller
Camptown Races Words and Music by Stephen C. Foster orchestral arr. by John D. Miller