​Conspirare Symphonic Choir

The Symphonic Choir performs large choral-orchestral works annually in Austin and other cities as part of the Conspirare season.

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Audition

The Conspirare Symphonic Choir, established in 2000, is an auditioned chorus of both professional and volunteer singers. Most reside in the Austin area, though several commute to rehearsals and performances from as far away as the Hill Country, San Antonio, and Victoria. All are highly skilled singers with significant previous choral experience.

Led by Artistic Director Craig Hella Johnson, the ensemble carries on the great oratorio tradition of epic choral storytelling. The dedicated Symphonic Choir singers are collaborative artists who sing the greatest choral masterworks with orchestra as well as new works for voices and instruments. They participate regularly in Conspirare outreach programs and serve as singing hosts for Conspirare’s popular Big Sings. Symphonic choral forces range from 50 to over 100 singers depending on the work performed.

The Symphonic Choir performs large choral-orchestral works annually in Austin and other cities as part of the Conspirare season, and collaborates frequently with other major arts organizations such as the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Austin, and Victoria Bach Festival. The choir has won several Austin Critics Table Awards, most recently for the 2012 performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms with the Austin Symphony.

The roster below reflects singers performing in the 2019-2020 season. Section leaders are denoted by an asterisk. 

Soprano

  • Alison Acton
  • Lisa Adeeko
  • Erika Bacon
  • Kellie Bledsoe
  • Kristen Burritt
  • Cina Crisara*
  • Amber Deem
  • Rebecca Ellis
  • Virginia Elizondo
  • Susan Fernandez
  • Calla Feucht
  • Sandy Fivecoat In Memoriam
  • Gwen Flory
  • Caroline Frommhold
  • Emily Hardey
  • Margaret Henderson
  • Sara Hill
  • Melissa Huebsch-Stroud
  • Millicent Garza Jardine
  • Monica Johnson
  • Allison Kashdan
  • Michel Kennell
  • Susan Lubin
  • Kari McDonald
  • Susan Meitz
  • Suzanne Mitchell
  • Elizabeth Moyle
  • Angela Padilla
  • Sara Pavliscak
  • Laura Payet
  • Courtney Pierce
  • Pat Reed
  • Lena Salha
  • Senaida San Miguel
  • Charlotte Shivers Johnson
  • Megan Starkey
  • Kendall Walshak
  • Jennifer Wang
  • Anna Welch
  • Michele Wokoek
  • Shari Wilson*
  • Erin Yousef

Alto

  • Louise Avant*
  • Brooke Beasley
  • Beth Berman
  • Grace Cho
  • Mary Anne Connolly
  • Monica Cravotta
  • Karen Fincher
  • Cheryl Fuller
  • Wravan Godsoe
  • Christy Henry
  • LouAnn Lasher
  • Kathy Leighton
  • Nancy Lesch
  • Katie Lessley
  • Kendra Lipman
  • Mim Luetje
  • Laura Martin
  • Beverly McCune
  • Rebecca Miller
  • Morgan Mingle
  • Lindsay Nelson
  • Courtney Neva
  • Barbara O’Brien
  • Susan Ohlrich
  • Lucy Pickens
  • Andrea Pobanz
  • Linda Blair Ramsey
  • Heather Rosen
  • Deborah Rupp
  • Youngju Seo
  • Diana Stromme
  • Agatha Torku
  • Katherine White
  • Ann Wilson
  • Joung-A Yum

Tenor

  • Ken Beck
  • Cristian Cantu*
  • Brian DeCou
  • Gabriel Fry
  • Robert Gearheardt
  • Juan Pedro Giner
  • Gary Goethe
  • Loel Graber
  • Van Hoisington, Jr.
  • Bill Hulsey
  • Miles Jackson
  • Bill Lasher
  • James Lavender
  • Jon-Michael Lees
  • Jim Maxwell
  • John Paulos
  • Dennis Perez
  • Randy Preston
  • Paula Priour
  • Louis Renaud
  • Dick Rew
  • Jonathan Riemer
  • Omen Safavi
  • Eli Salazar
  • Trevor Shaw*
  • John Spence
  • Asher Streets
  • Lester Tanquilut
  • Dwight Tejano
  • Chris Tuggey
  • Steve White
  • Michael Zook

Bass

  • Klaus Bichteler
  • Paul Byars
  • Marshal Crenshaw
  • Gary Godfrey
  • David Hammond
  • Robert Harlan*
  • Bruce Haufler
  • Bob Hayden
  • Jack Leifer
  • Gabriel Lotto
  • Joe Loukotka
  • Sean Nicolaysen
  • Will Pearson
  • Paul Pew
  • John Proft*
  • Gary Pyle
  • Steve Reedy
  • Doug Rensi
  • Miguel Roberts
  • Duane Roth
  • Michael Shuman
  • Sidharth Srinivasan
  • Mark Tomasino
  • Matt Zdun