Conspirare Season 2017-2018
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Dynamic Choral Art
“I have a vision that choral singing can be an entry point for discovering vast and vibrant aspects of our world and our lives.
We envision each performance as an invitation to every listener: an invitation to listen, discover, explore and feel more alive in the world.
I am even more excited and inspired by this notion than when we first began in 1993. The music itself and the extraordinary transmission that takes place among dedicated singers and listeners creates a space to experience joy, meaning and discovery.”
— Craig Hella Johnson
Concerts & Events
Symphonic Choir Sings
- FRI, 10.27.2017 University Presbyterian Church, Austin TX
The 80 voice Conspirare Symphonic Choir presents an engaging evening of choral music to include David Lang’s the national anthems, selections from Songs of Love by Will Todd, and Mason Bates’ Mass Transmission.
Conspirare Youth Choirs: Breath of Heaven
- FRI, 12.01.17 University Presbyterian Church, Austin TX
- SAT, 12.02.17 University Presbyterian Church, Austin TX
The stunning voices of our brilliant young artists will usher in your Holiday season in beauty. Join us to hear Benjamin Britten’s beloved Ceremony of Carols, interspersed with other favorites of the British choral tradition including Purcell, Rutter, Blake, Page, and Parry.
- THU, 12.07.17 First United Methodist Church, Victoria TX
- FRI, 12.08.17 Saint Luke’s United Methodist Church, Houston TX
- SAT, 12.09.17 The Carillon, Austin TX SOLD OUT
- SUN, 12.10.17 The Tobin Center, San Antonio TX
- MON, 12.11.17 The Long Center, Austin TX
- WED, 12.13.17 The Carillon, Austin TX SOLD OUT
- THU, 12.14.17 The Carillon, Austin TX SOLD OUT
Grammy® award-winning Conspirare delivers world-class vocal artistry in this celebration of love, connection and renewal. Artistic Director Craig Hella Johnson’s innovative and daring blending of secular and sacred, art music and popular music, concert hall performance and community sing reveals music’s essence and embraces our shared humanity.
“… Conspirare Christmas – ideas, a spiritual journey, and music – people coming together to experience the joy of this magical amalgam, perhaps opening up in this time and place to a concept of unity that might well change their lives… and perhaps, for at least a moment, coming away with smiles not only on their faces, but in their hearts.”
— Paul E. Robinson, La Scena musicale
The Poet Sings: Dashon Burton with Craig Hella Johnson
- FRI, 02.02.18 Jessen Auditorium, Homer Rainey Hall, UT Austin Campus, Austin, TX
Baritone Dashon Burton joins Craig Hella Johnson at the piano for an intimate concert in Conspirare’s “The Poet Sings” series. Praised by The New York Times, Washington Post, and Cincinnati Enquirer; his recent release, Songs of Struggle & Redemption: We Shall Overcome, was included on the New York Times The Best Classical Musical Recordings of 2016 list.
Conspirare Youth Choirs: Dreamcatcher
Celebrate with us as we complete our 13th Season of singing! Our popular spring concert will feature music from films: the stunning score from the film Les Choristes by Coulais, as well as other lush and brilliant works of Frode Fjelheim, John Corigliano, Astor Piazolla and Eric Whitacre.
Concert Conversation: Conspirare Christmas with Craig and Carrie
Enjoy an exquisite meal by Gusto while you hear directly from Craig and Carrie as they share their artistic vision for Conspirare Christmas 2017.
Considering Matthew Shepard: Encore Performances 2018
- WED, 02.21.18 Dallas City Performance Hall, Dallas TX
- SUN, 02.25.18 Lied Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Nebraska
- TUE, 02.27.18 Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oxford Mississippi
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Big Sing! Where the Audience is the Choir
- Spring 2018 Big Sing! event information coming soon!
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