Conspirare Youth Choirs (CYC) was founded in 2005 under the name Conspirare Children’s Choir as an extension of Grammy®-nominated Conspirare, a professional ensemble of adult singers led by Craig Hella Johnson. Since 1991, Conspirare (from Latin, meaning “to breathe together”) has dedicated itself to presenting world-class music and artistry in every performance. We seek the building of community by forming a circle between audience and performer. This circle is driven by a belief that music changes our lives for the better.
Conspirare Youth Choirs is committed to:
- Teaching the highest quality choral literature and vocal technique
- Development of the young musician through sight-singing and music theory instruction
- Presenting inspiring performances
- Creating an environment where the children of Austin can grow together in their love of music and singing
- Molding a group of singers that represent the diversity and beauty of our city
Conspirare Youth Choirs offers a comprehensive treble choir program for boys and girls, ages 9-18. Our program is comprised of two ensembles.
Kantorei is the entry-level ensemble of Conspirare Youth Choirs. Singers range in age from 9 to approximately 13 and have beginning to intermediate vocal skill and experience. Focusing on the development of the whole vocalist, this ensemble provides singers with a strong background in choral ensemble experience, small group vocal coaching, music theory, history, sight-singing, and use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (I.P.A.). Kantorei prepares and performs repertoire in unison and 2-part harmony, including a cappella and accompanied choral music in English and foreign languages (see repertoire list for all titles and composers).Kantorei Singers
Nina Revering, Conductor
Allegro (previously called Conspirare Children’s Choir) is for singers aged approximately 13-18 with intermediate to advanced choral skill and experience. This ensemble focuses on the development of the vocalist at a very high level of performance. Singers are expected to have strong fundamentals in vocal technique, sight-singing, music theory and history, and familiarity with I.P.A. Allegro prepares and performs repertoire in unison, 2, 3, and 4-part harmony in English and a variety of foreign languages (see repertoire list for all titles and composers). Admission is by 3 years’ previous membership in Kantorei, by audition, or by invitation from the director.Allegro Singers
Nina Revering, Conductor
Inspired by the power of music to change lives, Conspirare engages audiences in extraordinary musical experiences through world-class choral performances and recordings.