League City fifth grader, Dennis Xu, has been selected through a rigorous audition process to perform the boy soprano solo in Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms to be presented by the Houston Symphony and Chorus March 18, 19 and 20 at Jones Hall.
Sung in Hebrew, the soprano solo is a beautiful setting of the 23rd Psalm. In addition to the Bernstein choral and orchestral work, the concert will feature Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with its beloved final movement in which the Houston Symphony chorus performs the Ode to Joy.
Dennis was sponsored and coached for his audition by his Bay Area Youth Singers musical directors, Carol Colvin, Brenda Varvoutis and Carol Barwick. He has been singing solos since he was a young boy, and has performed regularly for the Chinese Moon Festival and New Year celebrations. He studies voice with David Smith and is a student at Parr Elementary.