The Song Tells Our Story
Conspirare Season 2015-16
Welcome to Conspirare’s season offerings! It is a tremendous joy and privilege to bring you dynamic choral art. Our music is performed by some of the finest vocal artists singing from a broad spectrum of musical styles, textures and colors. The projects we create are unique, each musical performance is distinctive, and every new season is a thrilling part of our ongoing journey with you, our cherished listeners. We are constantly exploring how much the human voice can express. At the core of all of our concerts this year are compelling human stories. We are singing about lives that have had a tremendous impact on our world. As we sing these stories, we hope you will be inspired and that you will feel incredibly alive as you experience the voices of Conspirare “breathing together” with you. We love singing for you and look forward to seeing you at the concerts!
— Craig Hella Johnson, Artistic Director
Concerts & EventsThe Poet Sings: Emily Dickinson
- THU, 09.10.15 (7:30pm) Hughes Recital Hall, University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, Belton, TX FREE!
- SUN, 09.13.15 (4pm) Jessen Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Conspirare Symphonic Choir with Austin Symphony Orchestra
- FRI, 11.20.15 (8pm) Dell Hall, Long Center, Austin, TX
- SAT, 11.21.15 (8pm) Dell Hall, Long Center, Austin, TX
THE FRENCH CONNECTION. Presenting Francis Poulenc’s Gloria and Maurice Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé. With soprano Mela Dailey.
Conspirare Christmas (with Matt Alber)
- THU, 12.03.15 (7:30pm) First United Methodist, Victoria, TX
- FRI, 12.04.15 (8pm) St. Luke’s United Methodist, Houston, TX
- SAT, 12.05.15 (7:30pm) Concert & Reception, The Carillon on Exposition, Austin, TX
- SUN, 12.06.15 (2:30pm) The Carillon on Exposition, Austin, TX
- SUN, 12.06.15 (8pm) The Carillon on Exposition, Austin, TX
- MON, 12.07.15 (8pm) Dell Hall, Long Center, Austin, TX
- TUE, 12.08.15 (7:30pm) H-E-B Hall, Tobin Center, San Antonio, TX
Conspirare’s signature holiday concert, featuring Craig Hella Johnson’s renowned collage-style programming. With singer-songwriter Matt Alber.
Annelies: The Voice of Anne Frank
- FRI, 01.08.16 (8pm) University Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX
- SAT, 01.09.16 (8pm) University Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX
Conspirare Symphonic Choir presents James Whitbourn’s 75-minute choral work with soprano soloist and chamber ensemble: clarinet, violin, cello and piano. Libretto from Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl. Featuring soprano Stefanie Moore.
Considering Matthew Shepard
- SAT, 02.20.16 (8pm) AISD Performing Arts Center, Austin, TX
- SUN, 02.21.16 (4pm) AISD Performing Arts Center, Austin, TX
- THU, 02.25.16 (7:30pm) First United Methodist, Pasadena, CA (Exclusive to WACDA Conference attendees)
A passion by Craig Hella Johnson. Text settings from Lesléa Newman’s October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard and Daniel Ladinsky’s rendering of Hafiz’s My Heart is an Unset Jewel. To be recorded in Goshen, IN with Harmonia Mundi.
Stephen Paulus: A Lyrical Life
- WED, 05.11.16 (time TBA) (venue TBA) Fredericksburg, TX
- THU, 05.12.16 (8pm) St. Martin’s Lutheran, Austin, TX
- FRI, 05.13.16 (8pm) St. Martin’s Lutheran, Austin, TX
- (Time and Date to Be Announced) Ordway Center, St. Paul, MN
- (Time and Date to Be Announced) Winspear Centre for Music, Edmonton, Alberta, CAN (PODIUM Conference)
- (Time and Date to Be Announced) Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, CAN
Craig Hella Johnson and Conspirare pay tribute to the late Stephen Paulus. Rarely performed mixed chorus works and the Conspirare commission Poemas de Amor.
Conspirare Youth Choirs
Still (Holiday Concert) PROGRAM PAGE
- FRI, 12.11.15 (7:30pm) St. Martin’s Lutheran, Austin, TX
- SAT, 12.12.15 (7:30pm) St. Martin’s Lutheran, Austin, TX
Conspirare Youth Choirs presents their popular holiday concert. Directed by Nina Revering.
Enchanted (Spring Concert) PROGRAM PAGE
- FRI, 04.29.16 (7:30pm) St. Martin’s Lutheran, Austin, TX
- SAT, 04.30.16 (7:30pm) St. Martin’s Lutheran, Austin, TX
CYC ensembles Allegro and Kantorei present their annual Spring concert. Directed by Nina Revering.
- CD Releases
Pablo Neruda: The Poet Sings
— THU, 10.01.15 (6-7:30pm) Aviary Lounge, Austin, TX
Christmas 2014 (with Ruthie Foster)
- Hidden Music (with Matt Alber) PROGRAM PAGE
— SAT, 04.09.16 (6pm) Hotel Granduca, Austin, TX
Conspirare’s popular annual spring fundraiser
- BIG SINGS Where the audience is the choir! FREE
— THU, 12.17.15 (6:30pm) Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
(Other dates and times TBD) Austin, TX