12.06.12 (7:30pm) First United Methodist Church Victoria, TX, in collaboration with Victoria Bach Festival, 361-570-5788
12.07.12 (7pm) Laurel Heights United Methodist Church San Antonio, TX
12.08.12 (2:30pm & 8pm) The Carillon on Exposition Austin, TX
12.09.12 (2:30pm & 8pm)The Carillon on Exposition Austin, TX
12.10.12 (8pm) Dell Hall, Long Center Austin, TX Gala performance!

Charles Wesley Evans

Charles Wesley Evans

A special anniversary edition of the holiday concert you love! Craig Hella Johnson adds new touches to Conspirare’s annual collage of music and poetry, perfectly mixed to contemplate and celebrate, with music as varied as Felix Mendelssohn and Mos Def, Leonard Bernstein and Leonard Cohen, Richard Rogers and Eric Whitacre. You’ll be captivated by Company of Voices and featured artists Charles Wesley Evans, baritone, and Kathlene Ritch, soprano. Craig Hella Johnson will be at the keyboard (and might also sing a few bars!). Featuring Tom Burritt on percussion. Adah Toland Jones on flute.

Singers reflect on “Conspirare Christmas” on Craig Hella Johnson’s Inspire blog

program booklet


Kathlene Ritch

Kathlene Ritch

HOLIDAY GALA 12.10.12 (5:30pm) Wines and dinner in the Long Center’s Kodosky Donor Lounge before the concert, plus a champagne & dessert after-party with the artists. After-party only tickets also available. Concert tickets sold separately. Gala reservations are now closed. Please call David Hammond at 512-476-5775. Holiday Gala page

Hear sample tracks from last year’s program.




Conspirare Christmas singers

  • Mela Dailey
  • Estelí Gomez
  • Julie Keim
  • Abigail Lennox
  • Gitanjali Mathur
  • Stefanie Moore

  • Wendy Bloom
  • Cina Crisara
  • Pam Elrod
  • Laura Mercado-Wright
  • Keely Rhodes

  • Matt Alber
  • Cole Blume
  • Paul D’Arcy
  • Carr Hornbuckle
  • Dean Revering

  • Cameron Beauchamp
  • Rick Gabrillo
  • Robert Harlan
  • Harris Ipock
  • John Proft
  • Paul Tipton

Conspirare Christmas audience members say:

“For the last four years, I have been amazed at the talent and possible genius of Craig Hella Johnson. How does someone make a quilt of music from this genre and that and make it sound like they were born to be together? Conspirare is a true gem of Austin.”

“The first time my husband and I heard a performance of Christmas at the Carillon, he asked me if we were still in Austin and on earth.”

“During this busy season, it’s nice to be reminded to listen and to breathe. Add to that the sheer beauty of Conspirare, and you have the perfect start to the holiday season.”

The San Antonio performance is sponsored by the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts.

Season Sustaining Underwriter

Season Sustaining Underwriter & Sponsor of the Holiday Gala