Where the audience is the choir!

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Craig Hella Johnson conducting the November Big Sing, First Baptist Church

The Big Sing is Conspirare’s increasingly popular, free community outreach event. Conspirare’s acclaimed artistic director Craig Hella Johnson leads each Big Sing gathering in vocal warm-ups and short, melodic songs that can be easily learned. As musical hosts, Conspirare Symphonic Choir members sit among the audience to sing along and provide musical support and encouragement during the one-hour event. Song sheets are provided.

The Big Sing is open to all, regardless of musical training and experience. Through a fun, no-pressure group singing experience, audience members learn basic vocal technique, experience the body as an instrument, and sing as one with hundreds of others.

Musical selections at past Big Sings have ranged from popular rounds to the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. Johnson hand picks songs to delight, thrill, and sometimes challenge the singing audience, always with remarkably beautiful and inspirational results. As one past Big Sing-er commented, “I was filled with awe and gratitude for the music WE made!”

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Our final Season 2011-12 Big Sing will be held on May 17 (also 6pm) at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church.