Oktoberfest concert. The program that kicks off their 2017-2018 season includes the skillful blend of Catholic and Lutheran religious styles that defines Hans Leo Hassler in his Cantate Domino; Friedrich-Wilhelm Möller’s The Happy Wanderer, a folk song written after World War II; and the highlight of the concert, Johannes Brahms’s Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52. Literally translating to “love song waltzes,” the 18 songs feature lyrics from Brahms’s favorite poet, philosopher Georg Friedrich Daumer. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., but come early for a pre-show presentation at 7 p.m. and stay after for a reception.
7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Foundry United Methodist Church, 8350 Jones. For information, call 832-478-6986 or visit houstonchoral.org. $10 to $25.
There are many ways to celebrate everyone’s favorite Volksfest – most involving beer – but try the German composers, including Mendelssohn and Beethoven, featured in the Houston Choral Society’s