Bayou City Performing Arts promotes organizations that, through music, theatre and other forms of artistic
expression, advance tolerance, social justice and inclusiveness. Our performers are diverse groups of artists who combine a love of their art form with a commitment to excellence.
The creative arts both reflect and help shape social values and awareness. Through the beauty of music, theatre and the arts, BCPA will provide a fun, nurturing environment for its member organizations. We will provide the support needed to create a stable base so that their performances will entertain and enrich ever increasing audiences.
Bayou City Performing Arts (BCPA) was founded as the Montrose Singers, Inc. in November of 1979. Led by founding director Andy Mills, the Houston based men's chorus met with early successes marked by lavish productions at the Tower Theatre, performing with as many as 80 singing members. The BCPA family of choruses has expanded to include Gay Men's Chorus of Houston (GMCH), Bayou City Women's Chorus (BCWC), and Bayou City Chorale (BCC). 2014/2015 marks BCPA's 36th year of continuous performances.
BCPA has been termed "the best face of diversity in Houston". BCPA, widely respected for community leadership in inclusion and diversity, continues to provide opportunities for a wide range of Houstonians, fulfilling its mission of excellence in music, coupled with unity and pride. Again in 2012, BCPA was named the Favorite Community Organization by OutSmart Magazine.
Artistic director Mr. Kenneth Clayborne will lead BCPA in its 36th season of musical and artistic excellence beginning with our preview performance of both choruses at Miller Outdoor Theatre in September.
BCPA contributes to the choral community through newly commissioned music. We have established working relationships with many Houston arts organizations as BCPA broadens its outreach. BCPA’s discography includes a number of recordings by each chorus.