The Singing Women of Texas Southeast, directed by Bari Brumfield,is a Greater Houston Christian choir—one of eight chapters of The Singing Women of Texas. The Singing Women of Texas was originally founded as a one-time performance choir that was recruited to sing at the 1994 Baptist Church Music Conference in Waco, Texas. In 2014, all eight chapters of the Singing Women of Texas celebrated their 20th year of ministry. In 2017, the combined chapters joined forces in a Lone Star Tour across central and west Texas ministering to prisoners, the elderly, the homeless, and for various church events. If you would like to host a concert or request information about joining a Singing Women of Texas chapter, connect with your local chapter here.
WOMEN + MUSIC + MINISTRY
Texas Baptists sponsors the eight chapters of Singing Women of Texas choirs across the state—North Central, South, Panhandle, Permian Basin, West, Central, Southeast and West Central. Each chapter is comprised of active church members, staff members, choir members, and music educators.
If you would like to host a concert or request information about joining a chapter, connect with us here.
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MISSION STATEMENT:The purpose of the Singing Women of Texas choirs, Southeast Chapter shall be to serve as a ministry which glorifies God through music; proclaims the gospel of Jesus Christ; provides an opportunity for Christian growth inspiration, fellowship, mission and service; and encourages musical excellence in the local church.
Fifty-five members of SWOT Southeast carpool from Baytown, Richmond, Rosenberg, Huntsville, Onalaska, Huffman, The Woodlands, Seabrook, La Porte, Pearland, Rosharon, Brazoria and many other locations to be a part of this amazing Greater Houston Christian choir. If you are a member of either a Baptist Church or a Christian church of like-faith, you are welcome to audition for SWOT. Our statement of faith will be presented for your signature.
What does being a Texas Singing Woman entail? Typically, we meet together once a month for an afternoon of rehearsal and an evening concert at a local church or venue. Often, two or more chapters come together for a music-mission trip or a special concert event.
Auditions are held as needed for new members. Good sight reading skills and a finely tuned ear are crucial because music is quickly learned at a yearly retreat. Performances begin shortly after. The members rehearse and memorize their music at home and come prepared for each performance.
Texas Baptists sponsors the six chapters of Singing Men of Texas across the state—North Central, South, Panhandle, West, East, and Southeast. Each chapter consists primarily of music ministers, but pastors and other church or associational staff members as well as music faculty of colleges and universities are also welcome. Each group meets regularly for a time of fellowship, rehearsal and concert performances.