Conspirare really loves to devote to the great masterworks of the choral repertoire. It’s a big part of what they do. What’s really fun about the singers is that they love to take a song from popular culture, too, and just sing it. We needed a really fresh and fun opening for a PBS special that we were privileged to get to do a few years ago and we came up with this. I did an arrangement of Carly Simon’s great song “Let the River Run,” and we have a ball singing it.
Conspirare performance of “Let the River Run” by Carly Simon (arrangement by Craig Hella Johnson) from the PBS special “A Company of Voices: Conspirare in Concert,” a production of KLRU-TV in association with Conspirare. Conductor, Craig Hella Johnson. Recorded live at Dell Hall, Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin, TX, October 2008. Available on DVD and Grammy®-nominated CD (Harmonia Mundi).