Season 2011-2012 OverviewSamuel Barber: American Romantic
09.23.11 (8pm) and 09.25.11 (3pm) St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Austin, TX
09.24.11 (8pm) Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, Austin, TX
we sing enchantment. An all-Barber program honors this great American composer. Featuring Agnus Dei, plus the premiere of a new orchestration by Robert Kyr of Barber’s rarely-performed The Lovers. Also to be recorded for a Conspirare CD!
From the British Isles
we sing Britannia. Conspirare Symphonic Choir tenors and basses join the Conspirare Youth Choirs to perform works from Great Britain’s rich choral tradition, including music from the Royal Wedding.
12.02.11 (7pm) Laurel Heights United Methodist Church, San Antonio, TX
12.03.11 and 12.04.11 (2:30pm and 8pm) The Carillon (on Exposition), Austin, TX
12.05.11 (8pm) Dell Hall, Long Center, Austin, TX
we sing love. Our beloved holiday collage concert, with guest artists Mela Sarajane Dailey and Matt Alber.
Joby Talbot's Path of Miracles
01.20.12 to 01.21.12 (8pm) and 01.22.12 (3pm) St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Austin, TX
we sing journeys. A highlight of the season—the southwestern U.S. premiere of Path of Miracles (2005) by British composer Joby Talbot. This mystical marvel was inspired by the journey of medieval pilgrims from the foot of the Pyrenees to Santiago in northwest Spain. “An evocative journey.” –The Times
Whitacre & Lewis: New Year's Special
An hour of music by Eric Whitacre (including two U.S. premieres) plus the world premiere of The Changing Light by Peter Scott Lewis, written for Conspirare.
Handel and Pärt: Brilliant Baroque, Sublime Silences
06.09.12 (5:30pm and 9pm) St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Austin, TX
we sing radiance. An eclectic choral-orchestral program including George Frideric Handel’s dynamic Dixit Dominus, Arvo Pärt’s luminous Berliner Mass, and On the Beach at Night by American composer Andrew Imbrie.
Conspirare Youth Choirs
THIS ENDRIS NIGHT 12.09.11 and 12.10.11 (7:30pm) St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Austin, TX program page
LOOKING GLASS 04.27.12 and 04.28.12 (7:30 pm) St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Austin, TX program page
we sing family. Conspirare’s youngest choristers sing music from around the globe in their holiday and spring concerts.
05.04.12 and 05.05.12 (8pm) Dell Hall, Long Center, Austin, TX program page
CONSPIRARE SYMPHONIC CHOIR WITH AUSTIN SYMPHONY
Conspirare Symphonic Choir collaborates with the Austin Symphony Orchestra for two concerts. In the fall, the Symphonic Choir sopranos and altos sing in Holst’s The Planets. In the spring, Craig Hella Johnson and Peter Bay share conducting duties as the full choir performs Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms.
03.04.12 (3pm) Concert, Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church, Bloomfield Hills, MI
03.05.12 (8pm) Concert, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
03.07.12 (7:30pm) Concert, Portage Central High School Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
03.08.12 (8pm) Concert (ACDA), Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, IN
03.09.12 (7pm) Concert, Trinity English Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN
CONSPIRARE MIDWEST TOUR
Conspirare headlines the American Choral Directors Association Central Division conference in Fort Wayne, with public concerts in Michigan and Indiana. program page
12.05.11 (5:30pm) Kodosky Donor Lounge, Long Center, Austin, TX
CONSPIRARE HOLIDAY GALA
A sparkling evening of food, libations, and music to launch the holidays. Fine wines and sumptuous dining before the Dell Hall performance plus a post-concert dessert reception with the artists. program page
01.08.12 (2:30pm) Blanton Museum of Art Auditorium, Austin, TX
CHORAL CONVERSATION: LEE SANDSTEAD TALK
Celebrated art historian Sandstead presents his talk “Walking 600 Miles for Art: Falling in Love with Art through Pilgrimage” (in conjunction with the “Joby Talbot: Path of Miracles” concerts). Also featuring Craig Hella Johnson. program page
01.21.12 (6pm) Humanities Texas (Byrne-Reed House), Austin, TX
Enjoy conversation with other music lovers at a buffet dinner between Conspirare performances, just steps from the concert venue. program page
04.10.12 (6pm) UT Alumni Center, Austin, TX
HIDDEN MUSIC VII
Conspirare’s popular annual spring fundraiser with music, dinner, and auction. Craig Hella Johnson performs with special guest Patrice Pike and other musical friends. program page
11.17.11 (6pm) First Baptist Church, Austin, TX
02.23.12 (6pm) Northwest Hills UMC, Austin, TX program page
05.17.12 (6pm) St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Austin, TX
we sing together. Where the audience is the choir!