Summer Happenings at Conspirare

Summer Happenings at Conspirare
Conspirare to Make Third European Festival Appearance   

Later this month, Craig and 28 Conspirare singers will be featured at the prestigious St. Olav Festival [Olavfestdagene] held every year in Trondheim, Norway.
 
Conspirare has the honor of opening the festival on July 28th with the world premiere of Kim André Arnesen's The Wound in the Water,  an hour-long choral symphony for choir, strings, harp and soprano soloistReaders can preview Euan Tait's libretto on the Conspirare website.
 
Arnesen, one of Norway's most important young musicians,  says of Conspirare, "No style is beyond them and we share the same values, those that we try to present in this work. This is a choir that people in Trondheim deserve to experience."
 
Conspirare will perform two additional festival programs. 

Thank you to the St. Olav Festival for sponsoring Conspirare's appearance.
Conspirare Christmas in July
 
"... Conspirare Christmas - ideas, a spiritual journey, and music - people coming together to experience the joy of this magical amalgam, perhaps opening up in this time and place to a concept of unity that might well change their lives... and perhaps, for at least a moment, coming away with smiles not only on their faces, but in their hearts."
-  Paul E. Robinson, La Scena musicale

On Monday evening, December 5 th , Craig and Conspirare will take to the stage at the Long Center for their annual, not-to-be-missed, signature seasonal celebration. Long Center tickets are selling briskly.    Get your seats for Conspirare Christmas at the Long Center today.   

Conspirare Christmas returns to Houston on December 2 and  tickets are now available. Tickets for the Victoria and San Antonio performances are coming soon.
 
Can't wait until December? Make sure your collection of Conspirare Christmas recordings is complete.  Sample and purchase Conspirare Christmas CDs at the  Conspirare Christmas Shop.
Austin Chamber Music Festival Presents 21st Century Emily: Sung Poems of Emily Dickinson this 
Friday, July 22

Back by popular demand! Austin Chamber Music Center Artistic Director and pianist, Michelle Schumann joins soprano Sonja DuToit Tengblad and tenor Dann Coakwell, both from Austin's Grammy-award winning Conspirare. The trio will perform a special concert of Emily Dickinson poems turned into art songs by a variety of composers over the past 15 years. Don't miss this concert featuring a collaboration between two of Austin's premiere arts organizations!  A version of this recital was premiered by Sonja DuToit Tengblad, Eric Neuville, and Michelle Schumann as part of Conspirare's The Poet Sings series in September 2015. 

Friday July 22, 2016 @ 7:30PM, Bates Recital Hall
Use discount code EMILY25 for 25% off single tickets, online only.

Reserve Your Copy of
Considering Matthew Shepard


Craig Hella Johnson's concert-length masterwork exquisitely honors the short life of Matthew Shepard and his enduring legacy. 

The CD will be released internationally on the Harmonia Mundi label on September 9, 2016. Stay tuned for release party details!


Considering Matthew Shepard is a must have for your Conspirare CD collection -   reserve your copy today!

"Out there in the audience we knew we were experiencing something life-changing -something beyond beautiful. Something timeless and precious. Something to be remembered the rest of our lives."  - Glenda Goehrs, audience member

"[A] powerful message of transformation and love. Brilliant!"
- Vance Y. George, Director Emeritus, San Francisco Symphony Chorus

Giving Campaign a Huge Success!
 
Heartfelt thanks from all of us at Conspirare to each and every one of you who donated during our end-of-year campaign. In two short months, we raised $193,144 from 336 donors, a 216% increase over last year. We are especially grateful to Lynne Dobson & Greg Wooldridge for their leadership gift at the start of the campaign and Wendi & Brian Kushner whose challenge grant inspired a strong burst of giving towards the end of the campaign.
 
Along the way, we made many new friends and happily reconnected with some old ones.  We were reminded throughout how truly fortunate we are in the company of our donors and listeners across the country. The dollars raised will provide much needed funding for the organization overall and seed money for the 2016-17 season. 

Learn more about opportunities to support Conspirare at  Conspirare Giving.
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