Conspirare Christmas

Savor, share and explore the meaning of the holidays with Conspirare Christmas!

Grammy® award-winning Conspirare delivers world-class vocal artistry in this celebration of love, connection and renewal. Please join us for an evening that will feed your soul and open your heart. Craig Hella Johnson’s unique programming breaks down the conventional boundaries of pop, classical, folk and seasonal favorites, revealing the music’s essence and embracing our shared humanity. Collaborating on this year’s concert is Austin’s own Carrie Rodriguez.

Carrie Rodriguez, a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, finds beauty in the cross-pollination of diverse traditions. A passionate performer, she effortlessly melds fiery fiddle playing, electrifying vocals and a fresh interpretation of new and classic songs with an “Ameri-Chicana” attitude. Her newest project, the Spanish/English album Lola, was counted among NPR’s top 50 Albums of 2016 and hailed by NPR Music’s Felix Contreras as the “perfect bicultural album.”

“… 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


Special thanks to Christmas Performance Sponsors

12.07.17 (7:30pm),Thursday

First United Methodist Church, Victoria, Texas
407 N Bridge St, Victoria, TX 77901
Tickets through Victoria Bach Festival

12.08.17 (7:30pm), Friday

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
3471 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027
Tickets available now through St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

12.09.17 (8:00pm), Saturday

The Carillon
2630 Exposition Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703

12.10.17 (7:30pm), Sunday

12.11.17 (7:30pm), Monday

12.13.17 (8pm), Wednesday

The Carillon
2630 Exposition Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703

12.14.17 (8pm), Thursday

The Carillon
2630 Exposition Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703

Artists Performing
Conspirare Singers

Photo Credit: Sara Wilson

“I’ve been in awe of the artistry and exquisite virtuosity of Conspirare for many years, so being asked to join them for this collaborative musical journey is truly a dream come true. I can’t wait to see where it takes us!”

— Carrie Rodriguez

“I consider this collaboration a great way to continue inspiring us all with fresh ideas and ways to express the message of an all-inclusive Love. Since 1994, Conspirare Christmas has featured a special artist.  This year, Austin’s very own singer/songwriter Carrie Rodriguez will join us! Carrie brings a special vibrancy to each and every note she sings or plays; and I smile each time I think about how we will shape this year’s musical program for you and our Conspirare family.”

— Craig Hella Johnson, Founding Artistic Director


See pictures from 2015’s sold-out performance at the Long Center.

Looking for a preview of this unique holiday concert? Craig, singers, and listeners capture the essence of Conpsirare Christmas.

Recordings from previous Conspirare Christmas concerts may be found here

From the 2015 Conspirare Christmas Program with Matt Alber

At the Carillon on Exposition in Austin, TX. Also featuring Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano, Craig Hella Johnson, piano, Thomas Burritt, drums. Video by The Recording Conservatory of Austin.


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