The acclaimed Conspirare Youth Choirs, directed by Nina Revering and Rick Gabrillo, present their popular annual holiday concert, named this year after a 15th century English nativity carol of the same title which the choirs will sing (“this endris night” means “this very night” and refers to the Nativity).

12.09.11 (7:30pm) St. Martin’s Lutheran Church Austin, TX
12.10.11 (7:30pm) St. Martin’s Lutheran Church Austin, TX
General Admission $12 Adults; $6 Youth (ages 17/under)

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The program features Dancing Day, a cycle of traditional carols for treble voices and harp by popular choral composer John Rutter, performed with guest harpist Jacquelyn Venter. The choirs will also sing other music by Rutter and by Benjamin Britten. The concerts are family friendly and a delight to listeners of all ages.

An unusual work on the program is “Night Yoik” by contemporary Norwegian-Sámi composer and yoiker Frode Fjellheim. “Yoik” (also spelled “joik”) is an ancient folk song form of the Sámi people of Scandinavia and Russia. A yoik often describes a specific person, emotion, or other element of nature, and does so with very little use of words; its sound is often compared to Native American chanting.

The Youth Choirs (Conspirare Children’s Choir and Conspirare Kantorei) offer a comprehensive treble choir program for boys and girls, ages 9-17. MORE

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