Conspirare Season 2018-2019
I Dream a World
Priority Ticket Sales begin Monday, July 16th, 2018 at noon
Austin performance ticket sales to the public begin Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
Dream a world with us through song as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of an extraordinary musical journey!
As our world has changed over the past quarter century, our mission to enrich lives and engage the heart with listening experiences grounded in creativity, integrity, and devotion to world–class choral performances remains constant.
Concerts & Events
- FRI, 11.16.18 The Chapel of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio Texas
- SAT, 11.17.18 St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Austin Texas
Bach Plus weaves the jubilant motets of J.S Bach with poetry and a premiere from cutting-edge composer Ted Hearne. Rarely performed together, the motets represent the pinnacle of baroque musical composition, weaving a playful and powerful musical tapestry. Let Conspirare’s dazzling virtuosity take your breath away in this season opener.
- THU, 12.06.18 Victoria First United Methodist Church, Presented by Victoria Bach Festival, Victoria Texas Tickets available September 1, 2018
- FRI, 12.07.18 Saint Luke’s United Methodist Church, Houston Texas Tickets available August 1, 2018
- SAT, 12.08.18 The Carillon, Austin Texas
- SUN, 12.09.18 The Carillon, Austin Texas
- MON, 12.10.18 The Long Center, Austin Texas
- TUE, 12.11.18 The Tobin Center, San Antonio Texas Tickets available August 1, 2018
This enchanted musical journey reinvents the traditional holiday concert with an eloquent collage of musical genres curated by Conspirare Artistic Director Craig Hella Johnson. This year beloved Austin Blues artist Ruthie Foster and Grammy award–winning Singer/Songwriter Matt Alber take the stage with Grammy award-winning Conspirare.
“… 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
Conspirare Youth Choirs: Snow Angel
- FRI, 12.14.18 Austin Texas
- SAT, 12.15.18 Austin Texas
CYC’s winter concert Snow Angel, is built on themes of ice and snow, anchored on a five movement work by Sarah Quartel.
Hope of Loving
- FRI, 01.18.19 St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Austin Texas
- SAT, 01.19.19 St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Austin Texas
Hope of Loving showcases the contemporary choral repertoire of socially conscious composer Jake Runestad. Runestad’s evocative music speaks to the current questions of our time and examines the human condition and connection. This concert will become Conspirare’s next album.
- FRI, 02.22.19 The Long Center, Austin Texas Tickets available August 13, 2018
- SAT, 02.23.19 The Long Center, Austin Texas Tickets available August 13, 2018
Don’t miss Conspirare Symphonic Choir as they join the Austin Symphony for a sublime performance of Brahms Requiem.
- TUE, 03.26.19 Vanguard St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Austin Texas
- FRI, 03.29.19 Songs for Muska Bates Recital Hall, Austin Texas
- SUN, 03.31.19 Canticle St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Austin Texas
Delight in the Conspirare listening experience with new music for voices and instruments. Deepen your experience during conversations with composers and artists before and after the concerts. Join us for the world premiere of Songs for Muska, composed by 2017-2018 American Prize winner Jocelyn Hagen. Hagen’s musical textures and colors sing in these settings of landays (2-line Pashto folk poems) translated by Eliza Griswold and Farzana Marie’s translations of poems by young Afghani women.
Launch your March Moderns journey with Vanguard, showcasing extraordinary works for voices by three of today’s boldest compositional voices: Caroline Shaw, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Andrea Clearfield. Kile Smith’s ethereal new work, a setting of St. John of the Cross’ Spiritual Canticle for voices, three cellos, and vibraphone, will surround listeners in a sensual sound bath to close the festival.
Conspirare Youth Choirs: Moonrise
- FRI, 05.03.19 Austin Texas
- SAT, 05.04.19 Austin Texas
The Spring concert, Moonrise, will explore themes related to the ocean, boats, and water.
- Big Sings! Stay tuned for more information
- Hidden Music 2019 Stay tuned for more information
Considering Matthew Shepard: National Tour
- WED, 09.12.18 Martin Theatre, Chicago Illinois Click to buy tickets now!
- THU, 09.14.18 Sauder Hall at Goshen College Music Center, Goshen Indiana Click to buy tickets now!
- SUN, 09.16.18 Midland Center for the Arts, Midland Michigan Ticket info coming soon!
- MON, 09.17.18 Kobacker Hall at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio More Information
- SAT, 10.06.18 Laramie Wyoming
- SUN, 10.07.18 Griffin Concert Hall, Ft. Collins Colorado Click to buy tickets now!
- TUE, 10.09.18 Lexington Kentucky
- WED, 10.10.18 Greencastle Indiana
- FRI, 10.12.18 Festival Concert Hall, Fargo North Dakota Click to buy tickets now!
- WED, 10.17.18 Andover Massachusetts
- FRI, 04.13.19 Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University, Stanford California Click to buy tickets now!
- TUE, 04.19.19 Centennial Hall at University of Arizona, Tuscon Arizona Click to buy tickets now!
2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s untimely death and the promise of his fierce legacy. This season, Considering Matthew Shepard will be presented in 12 cities.
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