Where the audience is the choir!
Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX
On the 3rd Thursday of each month the Blanton offers a free evening of art and activities. The museum, the Blanton Cafe and the Museum Shop are open until 9PM. Also, enjoy an extended happy hour in the cafe featuring a glass of wine and slice of gourmet pizza for $5. Parking is available at the Brazos Garage and Trinity Garage to members and general admission visitors for $4 if you present your ticket and pay at the Blanton’s Visitor Services Desk. PLEASE BE SURE TO BRING YOUR TICKET WITH YOU TO THE MUSEUM AND GET IT VALIDATED TO RECEIVE THIS DISCOUNTED RATE. More about parking
Come an hour earlier and catch an installment Texas Choral Consort’s Rocking Holiday Extravaganza with the Invisible Czars (5:30-6:30pm).
At the Blanton
- Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1940–1978
- Re-envisioning the Virgin Mary: Colonial Painting from South America
- Donald Moffett
About the Big Sing
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 are among the audience to sing along and provide musical support and encouragement. Song sheets are provided.
Musical selections at Big Sings range from familiar rounds, spirituals, and Beatles songs to the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah and popular 20th century standards from the Great American Songbook. Johnson hand-picks music for each Big Sing to delight, thrill, and sometimes challenge the singing audience, always with remarkably beautiful and inspirational results.
The Big Sing is open to everyone, regardless of musical training and experience. Through a fun, no-pressure group singing experience, audience members learn basic vocal technique and sing as one with hundreds of others.