01.31.13 (7:30pm) St. Mary’s Catholic Church Fredericksburg, TX
02.01.13 (8pm) St. Martin’s Lutheran Church Austin, TX
02.02.13 (8pm) St. Martin’s Lutheran Church Austin, TX
02.03.13 (3pm) St. Martin’s Lutheran Church Austin, TX

The great Russian choral tradition, with its lush sound and heartfelt expression, has informed and inspired Conspirare’s own music-making. Hear tradition come alive with 43 voices in these illuminating a cappella performances of vibrant works by the great Romantic composers Sergei Rachmaninoff and Alexander Gretchaninoff, masterful choral writer Pavel Chesnokov, and more – all deeply evocative of a nation’s soul.

Pre-concert talks by Russian choral music authority Dr. Vladimir Morosan one hour before each performance (included in concert ticket)
ADDED 02.22.13: Dr. Morosan’s notes from the pre-concert talks

vmorosanDr. Morosan has compiled one of the largest and most complete reference collections of Russian choral scores, which became the basis for the ongoing series, “Monuments of Russian Sacred Music,” published by Musica Russica. His book Choral Performance in Pre-Revolutionary Russia (1986) is considered the definitive study of this topic. MORE

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“American Professional Choir Conspirare Performs Russian Sacred Music,” by Vladimir Morosan, Orthodox Arts Journal, 01.31.13

PROGRAM BOOKLET

YOUTUBE LINKS to selected performances by other fine ensembles of repertoire Conspirare will perform at these concerts


The Sacred Spirit of Russia Singers
soprano

  • Nancy Curtis
  • Mela Dailey
  • Melissa Givens
  • Nicole Greenidge Joseph
  • Julie Keim
  • Gitanjali Mathur
  • Julie Wittington McCoy
  • Nina Revering
  • Kathlene Ritch
  • Sonja DuToit Tengblad
  • Janeene Williams
  • Shari Wilson
alto

  • Janet Carlsen Campbell
  • Cina Crisara
  • Pam Elrod Huffman
  • Sarah Ihlefeld
  • Helen Karloski
  • Emily Lodine
  • Katherine Murray
  • Elizabeth Pétillot
  • Keely Rhodes
  • Cecilia Kittley Shinn
tenor

  • Michael Boswell
  • Dann Coakwell
  • Paul D’Arcy
  • Luke Frels
  • Carr Hornbuckle
  • Eric Neuville
  • Stefan Reed
  • Todd Teske
  • Matt Tresler
bass

  • James K. Bass
  • Cameron Beauchamp
  • Dashon Burton
  • Charles Wesley Evans
  • Rick Gabrillo
  • Bradford Gleim
  • Robert Harlan
  • Harris Ipock
  • Glenn Miller
  • Craig Peterson
  • Thann Scoggin
  • Paul Max Tipton

Music from “The Sacred Spirit of Russia” will be included on an upcoming Conspirare CD (harmonia mundi label), made possible with generous support from the Kodosky Foundation.


We thank the Fredericksburg Friends of Conspirare whose generous gifts support the January 31 performance.

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