Download the flyer. 

Event:          Summer Sacred Music Choral Festival

Date:             June 16-17, 2023

Location:    Houston Christian University, Dunham Theater (Entrance #3)

                        Click HERE for the campus map.

Cost:             Singers $25 donation (helps defray the cost of the music score and lunch)

Contact:      Dr. Rick Lopez, phone 713-741-8764 or email for sponsorship information.

                        We welcome your support to uplift the sacred music community.

Join church choir members of all denominations for a weekend of fellowship and rehearsal on Friday, June 16 & Saturday, June 17, 2023.

Raise your voice in praise and thanksgiving in a performance of the choral and orchestral masterpiece Requiem for the Living by American composer Dan Forrest and under the direction of the highly respected Houston choral conductor Dr. Kevin Klotz.

Not a singer but love sacred music? See below for how to get concert tickets to the event!

Detailed Event Schedule

Friday, June 16

     7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Rehearsal

Saturday, June 17

     9 a.m. to 12 noon Rehearsal

     1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Rehearsal with orchestra

     6 p.m. Call Time for Choir

     7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Concert Performance of Requiem for the Living

Concert Tickets

Join us for the inaugural performance of the Summer Sacred Music Choral Festival - Requiem for the Living by American composer Dan Forrest. Under the direction of the choral conductor Dr. Kevin Klotz, choir members of all denominations will come together and raise their voices in praise and thanksgiving at this very special ecumenical concert performance.

Date:                                 Saturday, June 17, 2023

Time:                                7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Orchestra Seating:      $25 Donation per ticket

Parterre Seating:         $20 Donation per ticket

Balcony Seating:          $15 Donation per ticket

Student Balcony Seating:           Free with passcode STUDENT+

Click HERE to purchase tickets!


Your donation covers ticketing as well as credit card fees and helps offset the event expenses. Tickets for this event are available exclusively through eTix using the link provided. Wheelchair accessible seating is available. All ticket levels feature reserved seating, and you may choose your preferred seats from the available seating options.


Message from Dr. Rick Lopez

Dear Friends,

Whether you are a singer or music lover, I would like to invite you to participate in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s inaugural Summer Sacred Music Choral Festival. This weekend of fellowship and rehearsal will culminate in a performance of a masterpiece in the choral and orchestral repertoire, Requiem for the Living, by the American composer Dan Forrest. 

For this inaugural interfaith concert, we invite church choir members of all denominations to join us in raising our voices in praise and thanksgiving. Please accept and share this invitation with all lovers of sacred music in the greater Houston area!

The hunger for deeper meaning in life, the loss of the transcendent, and a dearth of the beautiful and good, are some of the underlying issues that contribute to society’s problems. The goal of this program is to enrich the hearts and minds of our participants and listeners by offering a meaningful experience that is designed to build connections within our community through the art of sacred music.

This is a wonderful opportunity to perform with a professional orchestra in a fitting venue with some of the most talented liturgical musicians in the greater Houston area. The rehearsals and performance will be conducted by the highly respected Houston choral conductor, artist, and expert in the genre of sacred music, Dr. Kevin Klotz. We eagerly look forward to having you and your fellow church musicians join us in what we hope to be the first of an inspiring annual celebration of sacred music.

Soli Deo gloria,

Dr. R

Dr. Richard Lopez

Associate Director (Liturgical Music) of the Office of Worship, 

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Singers register HERE!