According to a June 21 news release, all but one event in the nonprofit's upcoming Star-Lit Series will be held in The Centrum, which has been closed and undergoing renovations for nearly four years following damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017.
"We are excited to announce we will be back in The Centrum for our 25th anniversary season, 2021-22," said Nanci Decker, Cypress Creek FACE executive director, in a statement. "When we lost The Centrum to flooding during Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, we thought that was hard, but being forced to close down by a pandemic for over a year has been heartbreaking. Now that the pandemic numbers are down and The Centrum is being renovated again, we are extremely excited to be presenting performances again."
After reopening for Easter Sunday service earlier this year, The Centrum hosted its first event June 18—a graduation ceremony for the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services. As of June 23, construction is wrapping up at The Centrum with a donor appreciation event planned for early September.
The 2021-22 Star-Lit Series performance schedule is as follows:
- Oct. 16: The Texas Tenors (The Centrum, 6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring)
- Dec. 4: The Kingdom Choir (The Centrum)
- Dec. 31: The Four Freshmen (The Centrum)
- Jan. 29: Herb Alpert & Lani Hall (The Centrum)
- Feb. 19: "The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston" starring Belinda Davids (Westfield High School's Philip Geiger Performing Arts Center, 16713 Ella Blvd., Houston)
- March 26: Celtic Angels Ireland (The Centrum)
- May 14: Forever Motown (The Centrum)
In addition to The Star-Lit Series, Cypress Creek FACE will also host its Promenade Series in the sanctuary at John Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 5830 Bermuda Dunes Drive, Houston. According to the release, the series features classical, harp, woodwinds and more in nine afternoon concerts held on the second Tuesday of the month from September to May. Promenade Series season tickets are $90 for all nine concerts.
Additionally, Cypress Creek FACE will continue hosting its Free Children's Series at the Mangum-Howell Community Center every Saturday at 11 a.m. This season's series will include A.D. Players presents "Apollo: To the Moon"; a "Houston Brass Ensemble Holiday Special"; "Voices from the Past" with King Rhythm; and Houston Grand Opera's "The Barber of Seville in Texas," a bilingual performance.
Season tickets are now on sale, and individual concert tickets will go on sale Aug. 2. For more information about Cypress Creek FACE, call 281-440-4850 or click here. For more information about booking The Centrum for an event, call 281-376-7121 or click here.