Directing Houston Chamber Choir Tuesday, June 21 at 8:15 - 9:00, and 9:30 - 10:15 PM, St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Service of Choral Evensong, Monday, June 20 at 2 - 2:50 and 4 - 4:50 PM, Christ Church Cathedral
Robert Simpson is Artistic Director of the Houston Chamber Choir, the professional ensemble he founded 20 years ago. He also serves as Canon for Music at Houston’s historic Christ Church Cathedral, and Lecturer of Church Music at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University. Chorus America recognized his leadership in the field by awarding him the Michael Korn Founders Award for the Development of the Professional Choral Art. He earned the Associate and Choirmaster certificates from the American Guild of Organists receiving both the award for the highest Choirmaster grades and the S. Lewis Elmer Award for highest overall grades.
Choirs under Mr. Simpson’s direction have toured the United State, Europe and Mexico, and performed before national conventions of Chorus America, the American Choral Directors Association, the American Guild of Organists and The Association of Anglican Musicians. They have appeared nationally on CBS-TV, ABC-TV and American Public Radio.
Robert Simpson is an honors graduate of Brown University and The School of Sacred Music at Union Theological Seminary after which he studied for two years at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne Germany. His teachers include organists Barclay Wood, Robert Baker, Michael Schneider, and the Swedish conductors Gustaf Sjökvist and Eric Ericson.