Hill Country Chorale, Kerrville, Texas

Singers and Performers

Sing with the Chorale

Interested in singing with us? Auditions are not required; only choral music experience and a sincere commitment to attend rehearsals each Monday evening from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. in the choir room at First Presbyterian Church, Kerrville. The only cost involved in joining the Chorale is a $20 membership fee. Due to the amount of material that must be learned for performances, new singers are normally only accepted in the fall and in January.

Our concert season runs from September through May. We usually present three concerts and sometimes perform at other community events as time permits.

For more information about the Hill Country Chorale, please contact artistic director Claire Rabson, phone: 830-792-7262, email: cdrabson@yahoo.com.

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Claire received a Bachelor's degree in Music and Education (with emphasis on conducting) from A&I University in Corpus Christi on a music scholarship. Professionally, she has directed church choirs in Corpus Christi, Denver, and the Texas Hill Country since she was 19. Claire has been Artistic Director of the Hill Country Vocal Arts Society (HC Chorale) since 2004.

Past President of the Board Dr. Robert Holloway has said, "Claire brings many gifts to the organization---she has great choral sense and knows how to achieve a good choral sound. She is especially skillful at diction and phrasing, is considerate and graceful, all the while aiming for the highest caliber performance."

Claire sings soprano with the San Antonio Master Singers and is also a member of the Canto Chamber Choir, Fredericksburg. She and husband David reside in Ingram.

Claire Rabson

ACCOMPANIST: Jui-chen Huang

Jui-chen Huang is a DMA student from the University of Illinois major in Bassoon performance. Her husband, Kelvin Wu, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise Science. Both are natives of Taiwan (Republic of China). Jui-chen is a bassoonist/keyboardist in the Symphony of the Hills and in addition to a Bachelor and Master of Music in Bassoon Performance, she also holds a Master of Music in Vocal Coaching and Piano Accompanying.

Jui-Chen Huang


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Don Brady

Don Brady

Serle Crate

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