About Texas Choral Consort
Texas Choral Consort (TCC) has been delighting Austin audiences with high-quality performances for the past 16 years. The ensemble is unique among choruses in the U.S. in that it offers non-auditioned singers of all ages and backgrounds an intensive and rewarding performance experience. Recently nominated for Best Choral Performance by the Austin Critics Table Awards, TCC brings a wide variety of musical programming to Central Texas.
Founded in 1997 by Dr. Barry Scott Williamson, TCC has maintained an active presence in Austin’s rich choral scene. The ensemble produces several large-scale works per year, has undertaken four international tours and collaborates regularly with other artistic groups, including treasured artistic institutions such as the Austin Chamber Music Center, Austin New Music Co-op, Line Upon Line, Convergence, Golden Hornet Project, Austin Symphony, and many more.
Under the artistic directorship of Brent Baldwin, TCC has expanded its programming beyond the traditional choral canon. In addition to its productions of works such as Bach’s Magnificat and Haydn’s Creation, and a recent critically-acclaimed production of the Brahms German Requiem, TCC performs works by living composers such as Eric Whitacre, John Corigliano, and Morten Lauridsen. TCC also regularly presents world premiere works, including new compositions by Russell Reed, Donald Grantham, Graham Reynolds, Peter Stopschinski and Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw. In 2011, TCC collaborated with Austin New Music Co-op in the North American premiere of Cornelius Cardew’s seven-hour epic, The Great Learning. This year, TCC was recognized by the Austin Critics Table Awards for its role in 2012’s Happy Birthday John Cage extravaganza.