Saturday, December 3, 2022, The Bay Area Chorus presented The Songs and Spirit of Christmas
December 2022, the Chapel of the Villa de Matel was once again the venue of choice for three local choir groups after a two-year absence due to Covid protocols. Villa de Matel Chapel is a majestic venue with timeless beauty that offers a perfect setting for beloved carols and seasonal classics. The Chapel boasts architecture practically made for a choral group from its sweeping rotundas to its heavenly acoustics; with symbolism everywhere. A member of the Houston Chamber shared, “When you walk in you feel as if you’re transported to Italy. It is, in my estimation, one of the most beautiful sacred spaces in Houston.” The groups have been utilizing the serene beauty of the Chapel as their perfect setting for their enchanting array of holiday collections of music for nearly a decade. These annual Christmas concerts have become a Houston family holiday tradition with their sold out performances for all three choir groups.
An excerpt from the Welcome Note within the program book from Janis Parish, President of Bay Area Chorus. “Our performance tonight is a gift to you, a gift of hope, joy and peace. . . a time to celebrate the light of love!As the Christmas season envelopes us with all its glory, may we, as did the Wise Men, seek that brightly beam a star to guide us in our celebration of the season.”