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
Dr. 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
“American Professional Choir Conspirare Performs Russian Sacred Music,” by Vladimir Morosan, Orthodox Arts Journal, 01.31.13
YOUTUBE LINKS to selected performances by other fine ensembles of repertoire Conspirare will perform at these concerts
The Sacred Spirit of Russia Singers
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.