06.11.11 (7:30pm) Victoria Fine Arts Center Victoria, TX
Tickets through the Victoria Bach Festival, 361-570-5788
06.12.11 (7pm) Long Center for the Performing Arts, Dell Hall Austin, TX
Margaret Perry, Director of Education & the Armstrong Community Music School at Austin Lyric Opera, will present a pre-concert talk one hour prior to the performance (included in ticket price).
we sing peace.
We invite you to a not-to-be-missed season finale.
Craig Hella Johnson conducts Conspirare’s largest gathering of musical forces on the Long Center stage since 2008, a stunning, award-winning performance of Verdi’s Requiem.
Roberto Sierra’s Missa Latina “Pro Pace,” commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra, received its world premiere at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center in 2006 and has since become a choral-orchestral favorite, with a Grammy-nominated recording and coast-to-coast performances.
Soprano and international opera star Heidi Grant Murphy and renowned baritone Daniel Teadt are guest soloists, joining the mighty Conspirare Symphonic Choir, Victoria Bach Festival chorus, and members of Conspirare’s acclaimed professional choir, along with a 60-piece Festival orchestra.
Sierra draws on his Caribbean heritage to transform the ancient texts of the Latin Mass into a lively and powerful setting for today’s audiences, a moving plea for peace with a rousing final Alleluia chorus that will bring you to your feet.