British record company will release CD of the complete choral works of Maurice Duruflé in April 2019
HOUSTON, October 2, 2018 – Houston Chamber Choir has just been signed to Signum Classics, a highly prestigious British record label which will release the company’s fifth CD in April 2019 featuring the complete choral works of 20th century French composer Maurice Duruflé with renowned organist Ken Cowan of Rice University. Signum Classics is one of the United Kingdom’s leading independent classical labels and home to diverse and eclectic repertoire by some of the finest artists and singers from around the world.
“Signum Classics is a premiere English label with a roster of choral artists including The King’s Singers, Voces8 and The Swingle Singers,” says Robert Simpson, Artistic Director and founder of Houston Chamber Choir in 1995. “It is a thrill for all of us to have been selected by them to join this company.”
The Houston Chamber Choir continues to be recognized for its outstanding work. Earlier this year, the organization received the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence from Chorus America, the advocacy, research and leadership development organization that advances the choral field. This award is presented annually to a member chorus that demonstrates artistic excellence, a strong organizational structure and a commitment to outreach, education, and/or culturally diverse activities. Additionally, the Choir received The American Prize for best choral performance in the country, and Simpson took home the award in the conducting category in 2015.