Formed in 2014, Deux Voix (French for “two voices”) has amassed a significant amount of success and a rapidly growing reputation across the United States. In addition to the numerous performances in their home in Houston, Texas, they have presented concerts in locations such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC, The Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Maine, the Mayo Clinic Medical Center in Rochester, Minnesota, and. Other locations have included Plymouth Church in Seattle, Myers Park United Methodist in Charlotte, North Carolina St. Paul’s Episcopal in Duluth, Minnesota, Abington Presbyterian in Philadelphia, the Washington Music Festival in Port Angeles, Washington, Westminster Presbyterian and St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Churches in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and many more. They also presented a wildly successful headlining program for the L’Organo Series at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina in May of 2015, where they performed the formal dedication concert for the new organ at The Citadel, and set a new record for the largest crowd for in the over thirty-year history of the series. In their mission to expand the world of trumpet and organ, Deux Voix is actively commissioning new works from renowned composers such as Mark Hayes and Craig Courtney, while also composing and arranging, and adapting pieces of their own. Stephen and Justin are also constantly adapting works from other genres and instrumentations, such as jazz, Broadway, opera, and current popular music, in order to reach a wider audience. They frequently perform for private events, house concerts, and restaurants in an “unplugged” setting with piano. Stephen and Justin maintain an active concert schedule traveling around the country, performing in Texas, Florida, Kansas, New York, Illinois, North Carolina, as well as Denmark, Sweden, and Norway in 2018 alone.
Be sure to visit our Facebook page for more information about upcoming performances, recordings, and links to our upcoming website. Stephen Distad, currently the Music Associate and Organist at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, is a nationally recognized organist and church musician. Before coming to Houston, he served as Minister of Music at First Baptist Church in Charleston, SC, Director of Music at Christ United Methodist Church in Rochester, MN, and Organist at First United Methodist Church in Shreveport, LA. Stephen has performed in numerous notable and historical locations such as St. Thomas Episcopal in New York, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, and Notre Dame in Paris. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Drake University, his Master’s from Baylor University, and post-graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music. Stephen also studied under Marie-Claire Alain at the Conservaoire de Rueill-Malmasison in Paris. Justin Langham is an active freelance musician, composer, arranger, and teacher in Houston. Originally from Mobile, AL, Justin earned a double Bachelor’s degree in Trumpet Performance and Composition from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and earned his Masters in Trumpet Performance at the University of Houston. He is a member of the Houston Civic Symphony and has performed frequently with the Houston Ballet Orchestra. An avid educator, Mr. Langham maintains an active private teaching studio with students around the greater Houston area, and is Adjunct Professor of Music Theory at Lone Star College Montgomery. He is also the Director of Music Ministries at Grace United Methodist Church in Houston. As a composer and arranger, Justin has written for all instrumentations in all styles. Notable pieces include his Concertino for Euphonium was premiered by prominent soloist Kyohei Ando in Tokyo, Japan in 2013, as well as Grove Divine, an organ suite written for Mr. Distad in 2015.