The Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart presents Projections: Houston No Limits
Projections: Houston No Limits highlights Houston's seemingly unlimited capacity for creativity, as expressed by local visual artists Sebastian Boncy, Michael Bise, Rachel Hecker, Jonathan Leach and Terrell James. These will pair with organ works:
- Night Cries (2006) David Ashley White, former Director of the Moores School of Music; recent recipient of the University of Houston's high faculty honor, the Esther Farfel Award; and 2016 American Guild of Organists' Distinguished Composer
- Whistle Stop (2003), scored for organ and coach's whistle, by composer, arts advocate and American Festival of the Arts executive director Michael Remson
- With Highest Praise (2004) Jefferson Todd Frazier, Director of the Center for Performing Arts Medicine at The Methodist Hospital
- Celebration of the Spirit (2012) Joseph Patrick, Music Technical Coordinator at Sam Houston State University and Professor at Houston's Art Institute and Houston Community College
- Iter Animae (2013), an Organ Symphony (Calling Out-Reaching-Revelation-Set Aflame) award winning Shepherd School of Music (Rice University) composition student Daniel J. Knaggs, the 2013-4 Young Artist Composer in Residence with Da Camera of Houston.
Further, two internationally known composers have contributed works to this performance based on their connections to Houston:
- Four Hymns, for Organ and Trumpet (2015, world premiere) by Adolphus Hailstork, nationally recognized for blending African American and European traditions. Dr. Hailstork returns to Houston in October 2015 and June 2016 for two local commissions by the Houston Choral Society, and the Houston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Trumpeter Jason Adams, leader of the Co-Cathedral Brass Quintet, joins for this premiere.
- O Filii et Filliae (2011) written for Crista Miller by Lebanese-Parisian Naji Hakim after his performance in Houston at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in 2011, and also a featured commissioned composer by the Houston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists National Convention in June 2016.