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Messiah Part 1 - Handel

December 10, 2017

Northside United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia presents Part 1 of Handel's Messiah during their their morning worship services at 8:30, 9:45, and 11:00 on Sunday, December 10th.  

Mozart's Exultate Jubilate; Schubert's Mass in G - Galveston Symphony Orchestra

April 23, 2017 Place: Grand 1894 Opera House

Megan returns to the Grand 1894 Opera House to perform once again with Galveston Symphony Orchestra. GSO's closing concert will feature musical beauties including Mozart's Exultate Jubilate and Schubert's Mass in G.

More information to follow

Telemann Concert - Houston Baroque

February 11, 2017 Place: 4807 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77056

Cantatas, Instrumental Chamber Works, and Solo Organ Works



Megan Stapleton and Julia Fox, soprano


Nadia Lesinska, baroque violin


Bruce Brogdon, theorbo


Jordan Witherspoon, viola da gamba


Patrick Parker, organ and harpsichord



Saturday, February 11, 6:00 P.M.


St. Philip Presbyterian, 4807 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77056

Houston Baroque Album Release

December 15, 2016

Houston Baroque releases its debut album this December. Featuring exquisite early music, including five of Handel's Nine Italian Arias this CD will be released under Raven Records. To sample previews of some of the music which will be featured on the CD, click on this link: http://www.houstonbaroque.org/news.html

Says early music pioneer Max van Egmond of the recording, "A surprising recording, with an attractive program, showing the quality of each member of the ensemble. stylish music making. Very good sound. the organ is splendid. I'm looking forward to more recordings and I'm sure this ensemble will make it."

Pre-order your CD  

Baroque Recital with Aschauer and Carrettin

November 9, 2016

Megan Stapleton, soprano - Mario Aschauer, harpsichord - Zachary Carrettin, violin and cello da spalla

SHSU Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall

Paul English Music Presents: OLDEN JAZZ

October 29, 2016 Place: 3939 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006

Paul English Music presents Olden Jazz, featuring Megan Stapleton with The Paul English Trio. Hear your favorite standards as well as rarely performed treasures of the twenties, thirties, and forties. Order dinner or kick back with a glass of wine, and let timeless music fill your soul.


Megan Stapleton, vocals

Paul English, piano

Brennen Nase, bass

Tim Solook, drums


This concert is part of Paul English Music's Jazz Nights at Canopy series.


Location: 3939 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006

Time: 8pm-11pm

Cover charge: $10 per person

Paul English Music Presents: SINGERS SHOWCASE

October 23, 2016 Place: 3939 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006

Paul English Music presents SINGERS SHOWCASE in the Jazz Nights at Canopy series. Sample the vocal stylings of three uniquely different singers as Cecy Duarte, Elisha Jordan and Megan Stapleton tag-team at the mic. The trio will also team up for a few tight-harmony trios reminiscent of an era gone by. We invite you mark your calendars and reserve your table. Come, kick back and let us massage your ears with the music that speaks to us. We hope it will speak to you.


Elisha Jordan, vocals

Cecy Duarte, vocals

Megan Stapleton, vocals

Paul English, piano

Brennen Nase, bass

Tim Solook, drums


Says Paul English, "I am thrilled to work with Claire Smith of Canopy to create a new venue for jazz in Houston at Canopy restaurant in Montrose. Tasty food and drink, excellent service, and comfortable digs - and some of the best musicians I know. Our nights may rock, but coolness will prevail. I look forward to seeing you there!"


Location: 3939 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006

Time: 7pm-10pm

Cover charge: $10 per person 

Les Plaisirs de Versailles - Ars Lyrica

September 9, 2016 Place: Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center

Ars Lyrica’s 2016/17 season opens with a trip to Versailles, where French kings and their courtiers cultivated pleasures of all kinds, including musical follies. Marc-Antoine Charpentier's witty chamber Opera pairs nicely with motets, drinking songs, and chamber works by François Couperin and Jean-Philippe Rameau, for a sumptuous and quinessentially French musical feast. Unusual for its era, Les Plaisirs de Versailles is a comedy - and an ode to both wine and chocolate! (Quoted from the 2016-2017 Ars Lyrica brochure.)

Location: Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center
Tickets: Available May 1st. www.arslyricahouston.org

Italian Masters - Houston Baroque

September 4, 2016 Place: 1311 Holman Street, Houston, TX 77004

Chamber vocal and instrumental music and Solo organ works by Lonati, Monteverdi, Zipoli, and others



Megan Stapleton and Julia Fox, soprano


Nadia Lesinska, baroque violin


Bruce Brogdon, theorbo


Jordan Witherspoon, viola da gamba


Patrick Parker, organ and harpsichord



Sunday, September 4, 7:00 P.M. 


First Lutheran Church, 1311 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004 


This concert is generously underwritten by Kevin and Jane Kremer.

Princess Ida - July 22-24 & July 29-31

July 22, 2016 Place: The Wortham Center

Houston's Gilbert and Sullivan Society presents Princess Ida, featuring Megan Stapleton in the title role.  As with all Gilbert and Sullivan shows, this is one for the whole family! 

Location: The Wortham Center

Dates and Time: 
July 22nd & 23rd @ 8pm
July 24th @ 2:30pm
July 29th & 30th @ 8pm
July 31st @ 2:30pm

Tickets @ www.gilbertandsullivan.org


Music by David Ashley White, at The Texas Music Festival

June 16, 2016 Place: Dudley Hall at University of Houston

The Texas Music Festival presents a concert of music by composer and UH professor, David Ashley White.  Megan will perform "Four Madrigals of Michelangelo," written for high voice, violin and piano.

Megan Stapleton, soprano
Kristen Sonnenberg, violin
Tim Hester, piano

Music by Buxtehude

May 1, 2016 Place: St. Philips Presbyterian Church of Houston

Music and St. Philip presents Houston Baroque in an evening of soprano solos and duets by Dietrich Buxtehude, a German-Danish composer of the 17th century. 

Patrick Zelezik, director and organist
Megan Stapleton, soprano
Julia Fox, soprano
Alan Austin, violin
Nadia Lesinska Witherspoon, violin
Jordan Witherspoon, cello
Bruce Brogdon, lute

Location: 4807 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX 77056

Testament - World Premier

April 17, 2016 Place: The Gaetner Performing Arts Center

The Sam Houston State University Percussion Department presents a recital debuting B.P. Herrington's new work, "Testament," written for three percussionists and soprano.  This beautiful piece features text by Houston poet, Carolyn Adams, and music by composer and SHSU professor, Brian Herrington. 

Nine German Handel Arias - Houston Baroque

March 6, 2016 Place: 1311 Holman Street, Houston, TX 77004

Houston Baroque presents works by Handel and Purcell

Featuring Megan Stapleton, soprano and Nadia Lesinska, baroque violin
Continuo: Bruce Brogdon (theorbo/lute), Jordan Witherspoon (bass viol), Patrick Zelezik (harpsichord/organ)

Location: First Evangelical Lutheran Church
Address: 1311 Holman Street, Houston, TX 77004
Time: 7PM

Movie Music with Kingwood Pops

February 19, 2016 Place: 804 Russell Palmer Road, Kingwood, TX

On February 19th and 20th, Kingwood Pops will present a fun concert featuring music from famous movies as well as musicals made into movies. This will be a fun evening for the whole family!

Vocal selections will include:
Embraceable You (Girl Crazy)
Over The Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz)
I'm In Love With A Wonderful Guy (South Pacific)
In His Eyes (Jekyll and Hyde)

www.kingwoodpops.org



Love Is In The Air, a Valentines Concert

February 13, 2016 Place: Charles Bender Performing Arts Center

Megan Stapleton and Deborah Wedekind come together with pianist Marshall Davies, for an evening of love songs. Located in the beautifully refurbished historic Charles Bender Performing Arts Center.

Time: 7PM
Location: Charles Bender Performing Arts Center
Address: 611 Higgins Street, Humble, TX 77338
Tickets may be purchased at www.humblepac.com for $20.

Ars Lyrica presents, "Les Arts Florissants"

November 20, 2015 Place: Zilkha Hall

On Friday, November 20th, Ars Lyrica presents an evening of French beauty, including the opera "Les Arts Florissants" by Charpentier, and motets by Rameau and Lully. It will be an evening of enchantment! (Check back soon for further details.)

Houston Baroque presents Schuetz

November 7, 2015 Place: 1311 Holman Street, Houston TX

Led by director Patrick Zelezik, Houston Baroque presents a concert of works by Heinrich Schutz and his contemporaries. If you like early music, this will be a lovely concert to attend. Located at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Houston. 7PM

houstonbaroque.org

James Bond @ Eddie V's

November 4, 2015 Place: 2800 Kirby Drive, Houston TX 77098

In honor of next week's release of SPECTRE into theaters, Eddie V's presents an exclusive evening for all secret agents at heart. Come relax. Order the best seafood in town and have a drink, perhaps shaken, not stirred. The evening's entertainment will feature hits from almost every Bond movie, performed by Megan Stapleton and the Paul English Jazz Trio. Don't miss this opportunity for a hot date night!

eddiev.com


HGO presents, "O Columbia"

September 24, 2015 Place: Bayou Music Center

On September 24th and 25th, Houston Grand Opera will present "O Columbia," a special new opera about the tragic space mission of 2003.

Une Soiree - Ladies' Night with Church Street Financial, Livingston

July 30, 2015

Livingston's Church Street Financial presents hometown girl Megan Stapleton and jazz band in an evening of standards and show stoppers! This special "ladies' night" concert brings in the best jazz musicians of Houston for an intimate, unforgettable evening of music. Ladies of Church Street Financial, you won't want to miss it!

Megan Stapleton, vocals
Paul English, keys
Brennan Nase, double bass
David Caceres, saxophone
Tim Solook, drums

Pirates of Penzance

July 26, 2015 Place: The Wortham

THIS SUMMER, Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston presents the most popular operetta of all time, PIRATES OF PENZANCE! Starring Megan Stapleton in the ingénue role of Mabel, (the daughter of the "very model of a Modern Major General," played by Doyle Carte alum Alistair Donkin,) PIRATES will delight audiences with laughter and will leave them singing and dancing for days to come!

Time: 8PM
Location: The Wortham Center
Address: 500 Texas Avenue, Houston 77002

Pirates of Penzance

July 25, 2015 Place: The Wortham Center

THIS SUMMER, Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston presents the most popular operetta of all time, PIRATES OF PENZANCE! Starring Megan Stapleton in the ingénue role of Mabel, (the daughter of the "very model of a Modern Major General," played by Doyle Carte alum Alistair Donkin,) PIRATES will delight audiences with laughter and will leave them singing and dancing for days to come!

Time: 8PM
Location: The Wortham Center
Address: 500 Texas Avenue, Houston 77002

Pirates of Penzance

July 24, 2015 Place: The Wortham Center

THIS SUMMER, Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston presents the most popular operetta of all time, PIRATES OF PENZANCE! Starring Megan Stapleton in the ingénue role of Mabel, (the daughter of the "very model of a Modern Major General," played by Doyle Carte alum Alistair Donkin,) PIRATES will delight audiences with laughter and will leave them singing and dancing for days to come!

Time: 8PM
Location: The Wortham Center
Address: 500 Texas Avenue, Houston 77002

Pirates of Penzance

July 19, 2015 Place: The Wortham Center

THIS SUMMER, Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston presents the most popular operetta of all time, PIRATES OF PENZANCE! Starring Megan Stapleton in the ingénue role of Mabel, (the daughter of the "very model of a Modern Major General," played by Doyle Carte alum Alistair Donkin,) PIRATES will delight audiences with laughter and will leave them singing and dancing for days to come!

Time: 2:30PM
Location: The Wortham Center
Address: 500 Texas Avenue, Houston 77002

Pirates of Penzance

July 18, 2015 Place: The Wortham Center

THIS SUMMER, Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston presents the most popular operetta of all time, PIRATES OF PENZANCE! Starring Megan Stapleton in the ingénue role of Mabel, (the daughter of the "very model of a Modern Major General," played by Doyle Carte alum Alistair Donkin,) PIRATES will delight audiences with laughter and will leave them singing and dancing for days to come!

Time: 8PM
Location: The Wortham Center
Address: 500 Texas Avenue, Houston 77002

Pirates of Penzance

July 17, 2015 Place: The Wortham Center

THIS SUMMER, Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston presents the most popular operetta of all time, PIRATES OF PENZANCE! Starring Megan Stapleton in the ingénue role of Mabel, (the daughter of the "very model of a Modern Major General," played by Doyle Carte alum Alistair Donkin,) PIRATES will delight audiences with laughter and will leave them singing and dancing for days to come!

Time: 8PM
Location: The Wortham Center
Address: 500 Texas Avenue, Houston 77002

A Night at the Italian Opera

April 26, 2015

Megan returns to The Grand Opera, Galveston for her second performance this season with Galveston Symphony Orchestra. This time, Megan, Maestro Saeverud, and GSO, along with College of the Mainland Chorale and Galveston College Chorale, present beautiful selections from the Italian canon in "A Night at the Italian Opera."

Location: The Grand Opera, Galveston
Address: 2020 Postoffice St. | Galveston Island, TX 77550
Time: 4PM
Tickets: $30 adults, $20 students

Il Correnti at St Philip

March 7, 2015

Time: 7:00PM

Venue: St. Philip Presbyterian Church
Address: 4807 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77056

Program:
Three of the Twelve Rosary Sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo, by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber:
IX. Christ Bearing the Cross
X. The Crucifixion
XI. The Resurrection
Two Sacred Cantatas by Georg Philipp Telemann

Shepherds and Angels - Mercury

December 13, 2014

Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined presents, "Shepherds and Angels," a concert of Christmas cantatas, featuring Megan as Soprano II in Kunau's Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern.

Location: Cullen Hall at The Wortham Center
Time: 8PM

Tickets at www.mercuryhouston.org