Where the audience is the choir!
Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX
A DOUBLE BILL! A performance by Austin’s Panoramic Voices (previously Texas Choral Consort) will follow the Big Sing. (Big Sings run 60-75 minutes.)
Raise your voice with hundreds at our popular holiday Big Sing at the Blanton. 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.
About the venue
3rd Thursday at the Blanton
On the 3rd Thursday of each month the Blanton Museum of Art offers an evening of art and activities with no admission charge. The museum galleries, the Blanton Cafe and the Museum Shop are open until 9pm.
Parking is available at the Brazos 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 PARKING TICKET WITH YOU TO THE MUSEUM AND GET IT VALIDATED TO RECEIVE THIS DISCOUNTED RATE. More about parking
Special Exhibitions at the Blanton