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eighteenth season

C hristmas
at the Carillon

with special guest artist patrice pike

C hristmas
at the Carillon

Thursday, December 3, 7:30 pm

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Victoria

Friday, December 4, 8:00 pm

Laurel Heights United Methodist Church, San Antonio

Saturday, December 5, & Sunday, December 6, 2:30 & 8:00 pm

The Carillon, Austin

Monday, December 7, 8:00 pm

Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin

Craig Hella Johnson, Artistic Director & Conductor

Patrice Pike, Special Guest Artist

The San Antonio performance is sponsored by the

Russell Hill Rogers
Fund for the Arts
The Long Center performance is sponsored by the generous support of

progr am
Conspirare dedicates our performances with love and gratitude to our
cherished friend and supporter Cassandra James.


Veni, Emmanuel ����������������������������������������������������������������������French Processional Chant

Come Darkness, Come Light ����������������������������������������������Mary Chapin Carpenter,
arr. Craig Hella Johnson

(my way)

I Lost a Sock ����������������������������������������������������������������������������David Lang

Slave Song ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������Sade Adu
Rorate Caeli ������������������������������������������������������������������������������Jacob Handl

(emptiness with light)

Darkness, Darkness ����������������������������������������������������������������Jesse Colin Young

Higher Ground ������������������������������������������������������������������������Stevie Wonder
Is a Light Shinin’ in the Heavens? ��������������������������������������Arr. Robert L.Morris
Soñaba ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Stephen Paulus
Here Comes the Light �����������������������������������������������������������Patrice Pike
Changed ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������James MacMillan
And the Glory of the Lord (Messiah) �������������������������������G. F Handel


(taste and see)

Gaudete �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Michael McGlynn

Lighthouse/O Morning Star �����������������������������������������������Antje Duvekot/
harm. J. S. Bach
Dawn ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Eric Barnum
I Need You ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������Mark Batson/Alicia Cook
Everyone Suddenly Burst Out Singing �����������������������������Paul Siskind

(sing we)

Angels We Have Heard on High ����������������������������������������French Carol

Hark the Herald Angels Sing ����������������������������������������������Felix Mendelssohn
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day ������������������������������John Rutter
Carol of the Bells ��������������������������������������������������������������������Ukranian Carol
Lullaby, Sweetest Child ���������������������������������������������������������Polish Carol
O Holy Night ��������������������������������������������������������������������������Adolphe Adam
Wishes and Candles ���������������������������������������������������������������Stephen Paulus
The First Noel ��������������������������������������������������������������������������English Carol
Down to the River to Pray ����������������������������������������������������Traditional
Silent Night ������������������������������������������������������������������������������Franz Gruber

(I am)

Christmas Time is Here ��������������������������������������������������������Vince Guaraldi,

arr. Cynthia Gonzales
Munus ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Steven Sametz
I Won’t Give Up (excerpt) ����������������������������������������������������Patrice Pike
I Could Have Danced All Night /Dance With Me �������Lerner, Loewe/
arr. Craig Hella Johnson

Please refrain from applause except where indicated by *******


Veni … Veni … Veni…

(Veni, veni Emmanuel;

Captivum solve Israel,
Qui gemit in exilio,
Privatus Dei Filio.)

Come darkness, come light

Come new star shining bright
Come love to this world tonight

Come broken, come whole

Come wounded in your soul
Come any way that you know

Come doubting, come sure

Come fearful to this door
Come see what love is for

Come running, come walking slow

Come weary on your broken road
Come see him, shed your heavy load

Come darkness, come light…..

- Mary Chapin Carpenter

(my way)

I lost a sock
I lost a sock
I lost an umbrella
I lost a sock
I lost a tooth
I lost my teeth
I lost a leg
I lost my dog
I lost an earring
I lost my father
I lost my voice
I lost my ticket
I lost the keys
I lost the map
I lost my wits
I lost my way
I lost my tongue

I lost my heart
I lost faith
I lost weight
I lost my hair
I lost my hand
I lost my eye
I lost my house
I lost my tongue
I lost my name
I lost my book
I lost my glasses
I lost my ring
I lost the store
I lost the farm
I lost a sock
I lost the eggs

(O come thou Dayspring, come and cheer

our spirits by your advent here;
Love stir within the womb of night,
And death’s dark shadows put to flight….)

I lost my cow
I lost my memory
I lost my teeth
I lost my color
I lost my hair
I lost my sight
I lost my way
I lost my balance
I lost my mother
I lost my shoe
I lost the business
I lost my carpet
I lost my language
I lost my god
I lost my pants
I lost my tan

- Deborah Artman

Slave Song
I see them gathered, see them on the shore
I turned to look once more
And he who knows me not
Takes me to the belly of darkness

Tears will run swift

And tears will come that fall like rain
I pray that it’s swift though
Tears will fall as cold as pain

I pray to the almighty

Let me not to him do
As he has unto me
Teach my beloved children
Who have been enslaved
To reach for the light continually

So many times I prayed

So many times I’ve prayed for you
Prayed for you

Wisdom is the flame

Wisdom is the brave warrior
(O Sapientia, veni, ad docendum nos viam prudentiae.)
Who will carry us into the sun
I pray that it’s swift though
Tears will come that fall like rain
(Tears will come and fall like rain…)

- Sade Adu

Rorate Caeli
Rorate caeli desuper
Pour out dew from above, you heavens,
Et nubespluant justum.
And let the clouds rain down the Just One.
Aperiatur terra et terra Salvatorem.
Let the earth open and bring forth a Savior
(emptiness with light)

Light and life….

Light and life to all he brings….

(risen with healing in his wings)

Darkness, Darkness, be my pillow, Take my head and let me sleep

In the coolness of your shadow, In the silence of your deep …

People keep on learnin’

Soldiers keep on warrin’
World keep on turnin’
Cause it won’t be too long

Darkness, darkness, hide my yearning, For the things I cannot see

Keep my mind from constant turning, To the things I cannot be…

Powers keep on lyin’

While your people keep on dyin’
World keep on turnin’
Cause it won’t be too long

Darkness, darkness, long and lonesome, Is the day that brings me here
I have felt the edge of sadness, I have known the depths of fear

(God rest you merry gentlemen, let nothing you dismay…

healing grace from Love itself is born upon this day…

to save us in our darkest hours as we have gone astray…

tidings of comfort and joy.)

Darkness, darkness, be my blanket, cover me with this endless night

Take away the pain of knowing, fill the emptiness with light

- Jesse Colin Young

- O come, Desire of nations, bind

all peoples in one heart and mind….

Higher Ground
People keep on learnin’
Soldiers keep on warrin’
World keep on turnin’
Cause it won’t be too long

Powers keep on lyin’

While your people keep on dyin’
World keep on turnin’
Cause it won’t be too long

I’m so darn glad he let me try it again

Cause my last time on earth I lived a whole world of sin
I’m so glad that I know more than I knew then
Gonna keep on tryin’
Till I reach the highest ground

(Hosanna …hosanna in the highest

Gloria in excelsis deo!)

Teachers keep on teachin’

Preachers keep on preachin’
World keep on turnin’
Cause it won’t be too long
Oh no

Lovers keep on lovin’

Believers keep on believin’
Sleepers just stop sleepin’
Cause it won’t be too long
Oh no

I’m so glad that he let me try it again

Cause my last time on earth I lived a whole world of sin
I’m so glad that I know more than I knew then
Gonna keep on tryin’
Till I reach my highest ground...
Till I reach my highest ground
No one’s gonna bring me down
Oh no

- Stevie Wonder

Is a light shinin’ in the heavens?
Is a light shinin’ in the heavens?
Is a light shinin’ in the heavens?

Is a light shinin’ in the heavens?
Please shine for me.

I come this night

I come to fight
I bring no weapon
I bring the light

On my knees
The light pass by
Thought my soul was gonna rise
To rise and fly

Is a light shinin’…

God made the stars to show their light

And the moon to glow by night
God made the sun to shine by day
From heaven’s gate it shows the way

Oh my good Lord, is a light shinin’ in the heavens?

- African American Folk Song

It came a flowret bright. Amidst the cold of winter

When half-spent was the night.

I dreamt
that my heart was happy
but by my faith, Mother
dreams are just dreams

- 16th century Spanish, anonymous

(...this is to mother you, to comfort you, to get you through

through when your nights are lonely
through when you dreams are only blue
this is to mother you…)

Here Comes the Light

I’m moving through the water
I’m bringing out what’s best
The birds are singing peaceful
I’m forgetting all the rest

I give myself forgiveness
For all the times I would not stop the pain

On my way to a brighter day

Hope will not delay
We will make our way
Here comes the light

Here comes the morning

Here comes the light
Here comes the morning
Light up

I’m opening my back door

I’ll change the barren land
I’m watering my garden
I’m governing the man
I’ll take apart the pieces
Making them into a useful thing

On my way to a brighter day

Hope will not delay
We will make our way
Here comes the light

Here comes the morning

Here comes the light
Here comes the morning
Light up

What do you think you’re made of

The stars are in your eyes
Where do you think we’ve come from
I’m beckoning the brightness, shine, shine, shine

On my way to a brighter day

Hope will not delay
We will make our way
Here comes the light

Here comes the morning

Here comes the light
Here comes the morning
Light up

- Patrice Pike
The man bent over his guitar,
a shearsman of sorts. The day was green.

They said, “You have a blue guitar,

you do not play things as they are.”

The man replied, “Things as they are

are changed upon the blue guitar.”

And they said then, “But play. You must,

a tune beyond us, yet ourselves,

A tune upon the blue guitar

of things exactly as they are.”

- Wallace Stevens

(changed from glory into glory,

‘til in heaven we take our place,
‘til we cast our crowns before thee,
lost in wonder, love, and praise.)

(love divine, all loves excelling, joy of heaven, to earth come down;)

And the Glory of the Lord

And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.

- Isaiah 40:5


(taste and see)

Gaudete, Gaudete!
Rejoice, Rejoice!
Christus et natus
Christ is born
Ex maria virgine,
Of the virgin Mary,

Tempus ad est gratiae,
It is now the time of grace
Hoc quod optabamus;
That we have desired;
Carmina laetitiae,
Let us sing songs of joy,
Devote redamus.
Let us give devotion.

Deus homo factus est,

God was made man,
Natura mirante;
And nature marvels;
Mundus renovatus est
The world was renewed
A Christo regnante.
By Christ who is King.

Ezechiellis porta
The closed gate of Ezechiel
Clausa pertransitur;
Has been passed through;
Unde lux est orta
From where the light rises
Salus invenitur.
Salvation is found.

Ergo nostra cantio,

Therefore let our assembly now sing,
Psallat iam in lustro;
Sing the Psalms to purify us;
Benedicat Domino:
Let it praise the Lord:
Salus Regi nostro.
Greetings to our King

(Will there really be a Morning?)

You’re not the first to ask
Probably not the last
And I don’t expect you to understand

I stayed upon that rock
After the birds had gone
And all of the waves turned to sand

But I am a lighthouse
In the desert and I stand alone
I dream of an ocean
That was here a long time ago
And I remember his cool waters
And I glow

These days
The sunlight has bleached my face
Moonlight has made it plain
That nobody needs me to call them home

But I swear
There was a time when I
Would shine for him through the night
He was the only ocean
That I have known
I am a lighthouse
In a desert and I stand alone
I dream of an ocean
That was here a long time ago
And I remember his cool waters
And I still glow

My lantern bears a crack

And I know he won’t be back
But I will leave the light on forever

Cause I am a lighthouse
In a desert and I stand alone
I dream of an ocean
That was here a long time ago
And I remember his cool waters…
I remember his cool waters…
I remember his cool waters…
And I still glow.

- Antje Duvekot

Come heavenly brightness, light divine,
And deep within my heart now shine
There make yourself an altar!
Fill me with joy and strength to be
Your member joined eternally
In love that cannot falter.
Longing for you does possess me;
Turn and bless me, here in sadness
Eye and heart long for your gladness.

From the door’s soft opening 
And the day’s first sigh,
Filling the room,

I see before me
A life of doors,
One opening on another;
Doors upon doors,
And sighs upon sighs,
Rising in a tide of mornings.

Rising, until that final sigh,

And the last morning,
And the last holy breath,
Whispering “this, this, this...”

- Robert Bode

(Sicut cervus desiderat ad fontes aquarum, ita desiderat anima mea ad te, Deus.
As the hart yearns after the water brooks, so yearns my soul after thee, O

I Need You
The sand loves when the waves come
The sky can’t wait for the light of the sun
So how could you look me in my eye
And not see what I feel inside
Tell me how could you doubt the fact that I
I love you
I love you

Don’t you ever think like that?

Don’t you ever never do that?
There will never be two things ... that go together better
Than you and me
North needs south east needs west
No needs yes yes yes
Up needs down life needs death
No needs yes yes yes

I need you
I need you
I need you
You...I need you

So how could you look me in my eye

And not see what I feel inside
Tell me how could you doubt the fact that I
I love you
I love you

Don’t you ever think like that?

Don’t you ever never do that?
There will never be two things that go together better
Than you and me

North needs south east needs west

No needs yes yes yes
Up needs down life needs death
No needs yes yes yes

I need you
Oh baby I need you
Everyday… I need you
You ... I need you

Like the desert needs the rain

Like joy needs pain

- Mark Batson/Alicia Cook

Everyone Suddenly Burst Out Singing

Everyone suddenly burst out singing;
And I was filled with such delight
As prisoned birds must find in freedom,
Winging wildly across the white
Orchards and dark-green fields; on – on – on – and out of sight.

Everyone’s voice was suddenly lifted;

And beauty came like the setting sun:

My heart was shaken with tears; and horror
Drifted away … O, but Everyone
Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done.

- Siegfried Sassoon


Gloria… in excelsis Deo!

Gloria… in excelsis Deo!

(sing we)

Angels we have heard on high

Sweetly singing o’er the plains,
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo! 

Shepherds, why this jubilee?

Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?


Hark the herald angels sing

“Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled”
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic host proclaim:
“Christ is born in Bethlehem”
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the newborn King!”

Hail the bearer of God’s peace!

Hail the Sun of righteousness,
Light and life to all he brings,
Ris’n with healing in his wings.
Mildly lay his glory by,
Born that we no more may die.
Born to raise us all from earth,
Born to give us second birth
Hark the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new born king!”


Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day;

I would my true love did so chance
To see the legend of my play,
To call my true love to my dance;

Sing, oh! my love, oh! my love, my love, my love,

This have I done for my true love

Then was I born of a virgin pure,

Of her I took fleshly substance
Thus was I knit to man’s nature
To call my true love to my dance.

Sing, oh! my love…

In a manger laid, and wrapped I was

So very poor, this was my chance
Betwixt an ox and a silly poor ass
To call my true love to my dance.

Sing, oh! my love…

- English Traditional Carol

Carol of the Bells

Hark how the bells,
sweet silver bells,
all seem to say,
throw cares away

Christmas is here,
bringing good cheer,
to young and old,
meek and the bold,

Oh how they pound,
raising the sound,
o’er hill and dale,
telling their tale,

Gaily they ring

while people sing
songs of good cheer,
Christmas is here,

Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas,

Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas,
On, on they send,
on without end,
their joyful tone to every home
Dong Ding dong ding, dong Bong

- Peter Wilhousky

Lullaby, Sweetest Child

Sleep little Jesus, my diadem fairest
Sleep holy child
Thou of all pearls the rarest

Lullaby, Jesus Child,

Sweet be thy sleeping.

Mary is tenderly watch

O’er thee keeping.

- Transl. Ella Hjertaas Roe

Oh Holy Night
O holy night! the stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
‘Til He appear’d and the soul felt its worth.

A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,

For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

Fall on your knees! O, hear the angels’ voices!

O night divine, O night when Christ was born;
O night divine, O night, O night Divine.

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here come the wise men from Orient land.
The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friend.

He knows our need, to our weakness is no stranger,

Behold your King! before Him lowly bend!
Behold your King, behold your King.

- Transl. John Sullivan Dwight

Wishes and Candles

We have a wish for each candle we light
Making the holidays shiny and bright,
A wish for the children, the young and the old,
To never go hungry, to never be cold.

Wishes and candles and love and laughter,

Mem’ries we’ll treasure forever after.
Families are gathered with presents to share.
The best gift of all is that everyone’s there.

A wish for the people who walk all alone,

A roof overhead and a bed of their own.
A candle for those in the need of a friend,
A hand and a smile by the holiday’s end.

Wishes and candles they warm the season,

Hope for a world filled with peace and reason.
Think of the love that is waiting for you,
When all of our holiday wishes come true.

- Marily and Alan Bergman


The first Noel the angel did say

Was to certain poor shepherds in fields where they lay
In fields where they lay a keeping their sheep
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel

Born is the King of Israel.
Down to the River to Pray
As I went down to the river to pray
Studying about that good ol’ way
And who shall wear the starry crown?
Good Lord show me the way!

O sisters let’s go down

Let’s go down, come on down
O sisters let’s go down
Down to the river to pray

As I went down to the river to pray

Studying about that good ol’ way
And who shall wear the robe & crown?
Good Lord show me the way

O brothers let’s go down

Let’s go down, come on down
Come on brothers, let’s go down
Down to the river to pray

As I went down to the river to pray

Studying about that good ol’ way
And who shall wear the starry crown?
Good Lord show me the way


O mothers let’s go down

Come on down, don’t you wanna go down?
Come on mothers, let’s go down
Down to the river to pray

As I went down to the river to pray

Studying about that good ol’ way
And who shall wear the robe and crown?
Good Lord show me the way

O fathers let’s go down

Let’s go down, come on down
O fathers let’s go down
Down to the river to pray

As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good ol’ way
And who shall wear the starry crown?
Good Lord show me the way

O sinners, let’s go down

Let’s go down, come on down
O sinners, let’s go down
Down in the river to pray

As I went down in the river to pray

Studying about that good ol’ way
And who shall wear the robe and crown?
Good Lord show me the way

- Traditional

Silent night, holy night!

All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

(I am)

Christmas Time is Here

Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of the year

Snowflakes in the air

Carols everywhere
Olden times and ancient rhymes
Of love and dreams to share

Sleigh bells in the air

Beauty everywhere
Yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there

Christmas time is here

We’ll be drawing near
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year...

- Vince Guaraldi, Lee Mendelson

Delitasque poli semperque
Let us seek the delights
manentia regna quaramus
and ever-enduring realms of heaven
toto pectore, mente, manu.
with whole heart, mind and hand.

Poli nunquam disiungit amicum;

The blessed hall of heaven never separates
semper habet, quod amat,
friends; a heart warmed by love always
pectus amore calens.
has what it loves.

Aspice laetifico grantanter corde

Look with joy and gladdening heart,
precamur, parvula quae
I pray, at these little offerings which
magnus munera misit amor.
great love sends you.

- Alcuin (ca. 770), transl. Stehling

I Won’t Give up
Open my eyes in the morning
And see I’m alive again
Lights go out and you never know
If you wake up
In another dimension
It’s true
There a chance you’ll dance in another world
In a moment
But I want this time with you
While I’m right here

- Patrice Pike

I dream of an ocean
That was here a long time ago
And I remember his cool waters
And I glow…)

I am a lighthouse…

I am a lighthouse…


I Could Have Danced All Night/Dance in the Mouth of God

On Christmas night we hear the angels singing…

I could have danced all night…

And still have begged for more

Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright

I could have spread my wings and done a thousand things

I’ve never done before


I’ll never know what made it so exciting

Why all at once my heart took flight

(Dance with me, dance with me darling, into the mouth of God.
You’re not here now but I can see you. I can feel you turning.
Dancing in the mouth of God...)

(Sway with me, sway with me darling. Here by his sharp sharp teeth.
Lights are reflecting, night comes a calling.
Floating like a leaf... singing in the shadows,
Love isn’t a lie, like water isn’t fire.
Dancing in the mouth of God)

I only know when he began to dance with me

I could have danced, danced, danced…

All night…
Dance then wherever you may be…

- Alan Jay Lerner

Artistic Personnel
Craig Hella Johnson, Artistic Director & Conductor
Rick Gabrillo, Assistant Conductor

Company of Voices
Cynthia Gonzales
Abigail H. Lennox
Gitanjali Mathur
Stefanie Moore
Jennifer Pavlovich
Kathlene Ritch
Sonja Tengblad

Wendy Bloom
Dorea Cook
Pamela Elrod
Stella Hastings
Linda Ramsey
Keely Rhodes

Cole Blume
Paul D’Arcy
Carr Hornbuckle
Jos Milton
Jonathon Subia

Cameron Beauchamp
David Farwig
Rick Gabrillo
Robert Harlan
Ed Snouffer

Thomas Burritt, percussion

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About patrice pike
Patrice Pike is a multi-dimensional artist who has dedicated her life to
mastering authentic live performance and sincere studio recordings. Since her
early roots playing guitar, percussion, and singing lead in the band Sister Seven
to her current melding of rock, pop, and soul, she has brought together people
from all different walks of life in her process.

Patrice attended the arts magnet high school in Dallas, Texas, studying classical,
jazz, and spiritual music. Her collaboration with Grammy®-nominated
Conspirare this holiday season brings Patrice back to these roots. Through the
years she also has shared stages with Sarah Mclachlan, Natalie Merchant, Soul
Asylum, Cake, Stone Temple Pilots, the Neville Brothers, Ray Charles, and
many more.

As one of the youngest artists to be inducted into the Texas Music Hall of
Fame via the Austin Music Awards for 2006-2007, Patrice garnered many
other awards including Musician of the Year, Best Rock Artist, Song of the

Year, and Female Vocalist of the Year. She has been seen around the world when
she performed for two months on prime time CBS television on the show
“Rockstar: Supernova,” where she was deemed an unusual breath of fresh air.

Also an accomplished recording artist, Patrice has been featured on twelve

CDs with several different bands and as a solo performer. After her work with
Conspirare in December 2009, she will go into the studio to finish her newest
recording for release in 2010.

In October 2008 Patrice was involved in a most unusual project, when she
was one of a select few people invited to include digital samples of her DNA
for Richard Garriott to launch into perpetual orbit during his trip to the
international space station. Other participants included were Stephen Hawking
and various people from different walks of life and diverse professional and
artistic backgrounds.

Ms. Pike is also known for creating the Grace Foundation of Texas,
providing health and wellness services and education scholarships for young
adult survivors of childhood homelessness. The Foundation is a statewide
nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas. Learn more about its work
at www.gracetexas.org.

Visit Patrice on the web at www.patricepike.com.

Andrew Yates
About Conspir are
The word “conspirare” derives from the Latin “con” and “spirare”
translated as “to breathe together.”

Conspirare was founded in 1991 as the New Texas Festival to present a

summer classical music festival in Austin, Texas. Since then, the organization
has grown rapidly to become an internationally recognized, professional
choral organization that combines outstanding vocal artistry with innovative
programming. Led by founder and artistic director Craig Hella Johnson,
Conspirare is comprised of two performing ensembles and an educational
program. A chamber choir (“Conspirare”) of extraordinarily talented
singers from around the country is presented in an annual concert series in
Austin, other Texas communities, and locations in the U.S. and abroad.
The Conspirare Symphonic Choir of both professional and volunteer singers
performs at least one large choral/orchestral work annually. The Conspirare
Youth Choirs is an education and performance program for singers ages 8-16,
who learn and perform in two separate ensembles, Kantorei and the Conspirare
Children’s Choir.

Conspirare produced its first commercial recording, through the green fuse,
in 2004 on the Clarion Records label. A second CD, Requiem, also on Clarion,
was released in 2006 and received two Grammy® nominations (Best Choral

Performance and Best Engineered Album, Classical). A third recording,
Threshold of Night, was released worldwide on September 9, 2008 on the
Harmonia Mundi label, Conspirare’s first title for the distinguished recording
company. Threshold of Night received two Grammy nominations, Best Choral
Performance and Best Classical Album. In October 2008, in cooperation with
Austin’s public television station KLRU, Conspirare filmed a PBS television
special, “A Company of Voices: Conspirare in Concert,” that was broadcast
nationally in March 2009 and is available on both CD and DVD.

Conspirare has performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
In 2005, the organization received the “Margaret Hillis Award for Choral
Excellence,” presented by Chorus America. As one of the select choruses
in the country to receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
for its American Masterpieces initiative, Conspirare presented “Crossing the
Divide: Exploring Influence and Finding Our Voice.” The four-day festival
in January 2007 featured a distinguished gathering of composers and
conductors, performances of three world premieres, and a gala closing concert
with a choir of 600 singers. In July 2008 Conspirare represented the United
States at the Eighth World Symposium on Choral Music in Copenhagen,
joining invited choirs from nearly forty countries.

The Conspirare ensembles’ 2009-2010 season consists of 25 performances of

eight different programs, in Austin, Wimberley, Fredericksburg, San Antonio
and Victoria. In February 2010 Conspirare will be a special guest choir at the
annual convention of the American Choral Directors Association/Eastern
Division in Philadelphia.

Andrew Yates
About Craig Hella Johnson
Renowned as one of the most influential voices in choral conducting in the
United States, Craig Hella Johnson brings a depth of knowledge, artistic
sensitivity, and imagination to his programs. As founder and artistic director
of Conspirare, Johnson has assembled some of the finest singers in the country
to form a world-class, award-winning organization committed to creating
dynamic choral art.

In addition to his work with Conspirare, Johnson also serves as Creative

Director and Conductor of the Victoria Bach Festival, an annual event that
draws musicians and critical praise from around the country. Of Johnson’s
performance of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Mike Greenberg of the San
Antonio Express-News wrote: “Through all the amazing ebbs and flows
of dynamics, the radiant balances, the seamless connection of episodes, the
theatrically astute tempo relations, the unified structural arc, the music shone
forth with organic naturalness. Nothing sounded fussed over. Everything just
sounded right.”

Johnson served as Director of Choral Activities at the University of Texas in
Austin (1990-2001) where he led the graduate program in conducting. He
was artistic director of San Francisco-based Chanticleer (1998-1999) and has
served as guest conductor with the Austin Symphony, San Antonio Symphony,
Santa Fe Symphony, Chicago’s Music of the Baroque, and the Berkshire Choral
Festival. In September 2009 Johnson travelled to Taiwan to conduct the Taipei
Male Choir.

Praised by audiences and critics, Johnson’s programs are hailed as thought-

provoking musical journeys. One unique aspect of Johnson’s programming is
his signature “collage” style: through-composed programs that marry music
and poetry to seamlessly blend sacred and secular, classical and contemporary,
classical and popular. In 2006 he was engaged to create a special peace-themed
collage program for the North Central ACDA convention. He was also engaged
by the St. Olaf Choir to create and conduct a collage program during a five-
week residency with the choir in spring 2007.

A composer and arranger, Johnson is an editor with G. Schirmer Publishing.

He is working on a choral series featuring specially selected composers as well
as some of his original compositions and arrangements. His works are also
published by Alliance Music Publications. Also an accomplished vocalist and
pianist, he released his first solo CD, “Thorns on the Rose,” in 2008 on the
Booker Music label.

Johnson’s distinctive style and commitment to the choral art have led him to
be honored with several awards, including 2008 induction into the Austin Arts
Hall of Fame and the 2009 Louis Botto Award for Innovative Action and
Entrepreneurial Zeal, given by Chorus America.

A native of Minnesota, Johnson studied at St. Olaf College, the Juilliard School,
and the University of Illinois and earned his doctorate at Yale University. As the
recipient of a National Arts Fellowship, Johnson studied with Helmuth Rilling
at the International Bach Academy in Stuttgart, Germany.

Board Artistic &
of Directors Administrative
Fran Collmann, Chair
Robert J. Karli, Vice Chair Staff
Bernadette Tasher, Treasurer Craig Hella Johnson
Robert Harlan, Secretary Artistic Director
Jack Brannon
David Clark Ann Hume Wilson
Larry Collmann Executive Director
Jeri DeAngelis
Katie Apple
Patrick L. DeLaune
Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director
Tom Driscoll
Ann Fields Tamara Blanken
Katie Curran-Lavendoski Ticketing & Online Services Manager
Hope Morgan
Louise Morse Cynthia Densmore
E. Stuart Phillips Finance Manager
Hon. Bea Ann Smith
Melissa J. Eddy
Mary Stephenson
Communications & Grants Manager

Advisory Rick Gabrillo

Production Manager
Board Director, Conspirare Youth Choirs
Stephen Aechternacht Wravan Godsoe
John Aielli Operations/Ticketing Assistant
Sue Barnes
Mark Bierner Robert Harlan
Ray Brimble Production Coordinator
David Burger
Meri Krueger
David Claflin
Virginia Dupuy Artist Relations
Maydelle Fason Niamh Marnell
JoLynn Free Operations Manager
Billy Gammon
Vance George Nina Revering
Helen Hays Director, Conspirare Youth Choirs
Dan Herd
William B. Hilgers Nicki Turman
Wayne Holtzman House Manager
Cassandra James
Judith Jellison
Bob Murphy
Lynn Murphy
Gayle Glass Roche
Nancy Scanlan
Russell Schulz
Angela Smith
Louann Temple
Eva Womack

Conspir are Audio
& Video Recordings
“A Company of Voices: Conspirare in Concert” – available on CD and DVD
PBS show, nationally broadcast in March 2009

“Thorns on the Rose” – Craig Hella Johnson’s first solo CD

“Threshold of Night” – Two 2009 Grammy nominations

Conspirare sings the music of Tarik O’Regan

“Requiem”– Now reissued on the Harmonia Mundi Label

Two 2007 Grammy nominations

“through the green fuse” – A favorite collection featuring several spirituals

“Angel Be” (2 CDs) – A collection of favorite live recordings by Cynthia Clawson

and Craig Hella Johnson, including four previously unreleased selections

“Crossing the Divide: Exploring Influence and Finding Our Voice” (2 CDs) – Recorded during
the NEA sponsored American Masterpieces Festival in January 2007

Christmas at the Carillon

“Lay Me Low” (2008)
“Love Again” (2007)
“Love Calls You” (2006)
“I Still Love You” (2 CDs - 2005)
“Always” (2 CDs - 2004)
“Nearer” (2003)
“Where Does Morning Lie?” (2002)
“Back to the Garden” (2001)
“Home” (2000)

American Choral Directors Association National Convention (New York, 2003)

Concert CD
Concert DVD

American Choral Directors Association-North Central Division Convention (Omaha, 2006)

“Peace Concert” CD (2 CDs)
Closing Concert CD
Closing Concert DVD

“Hidden Music” (2006 - mono)

To order, please call (512) 476-5775; hear samples at www.conspirare.org.

2009-2010 Eighteenth Season
A New Year’s Conspirare Classic
Conspirare ushers in the new decade with a splash of virtuosity. Be amazed as they
perform Deutsche Motette by Richard Strauss — a Romantic a cappella monument —
plus works by Bach, Barber, and more.
Friday, January 8 & Saturday, January 9, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 10, 2:30 p.m.
St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Austin.

Rush Hour Big Sing II

Thursday, March 25, 5:30 p.m., St. Martin’s Lutheran Church

The Mystic and the Storyteller: Both Sides Now

From a mystical, stunningly beautiful requiem to a contemporary setting of a children’s
fable, Conspirare explores life’s mysteries in music. Featuring David Lang’s beguiling
Little Match Girl Passion, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in music.
Thursday, May 6, 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Fredericksburg
Friday, May 7 & Saturday, May 8, 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 9, 2:30 p.m., at St.
Martin’s Lutheran Church.

Conspirare Youth Choirs: Invitation to the Voyage

The words of French poet Charles Baudelaire and the music of Romantic composer
Henri Duparc meet in the beloved French art song “L’invitation au Voyage,” inspiration
and framework for this unique spring concert. Also featuring music by David Childs,
Imant Raminsh, and Eleanor Daley.
Friday, May 14, & Saturday, May 15, 7:00 p.m. at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church

Dynamic Convergence
The Conspirare Symphonic Choir and organists Judith and Gerre Hancock perform the
beloved Duruflé Requiem and Cantos Sagrados, a powerful, dramatic work by brilliant
Scottish composer James MacMillan.
Saturday, June 5, 8:00 p.m. at University Presbyterian Church, Austin.
Sunday, June 6, 6:00 p.m. at Corpus Christi Cathedral, Corpus Christi

Return to the Oracle: A Shining Masterpiece

( J.S. Bach – Mass in B minor)
Bach’s crowning achievement delivers a profound listening experience every time you
hear it. Conspirare and a period-instrument orchestra from the Victoria Bach Festival
perform the iconic work with soloists from the ensemble.
Saturday, June 12, 8:00 p.m., Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Victoria
Sunday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. at The Long Center for the Performing Arts


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Gifts to Conspirare provide financial support for concerts, recordings, educational
programs, and outreach activities. The following roster of donors includes cash and
in-kind gifts received from individuals, family and private foundations, businesses,
and government agencies between July 1, 2008 and November 15, 2009.
We express our gratitude to each and every one of our donors.

Maestro Circle Perkins-Prothro Foundation Tracy Schiemenz

City of Austin Cultural Susan & Forest Rees Rev. Dr. Ann Fields
Arts Division Louise Reeser Balie J. & Beverly Griffith
Fran & Larry Collmann Shoehorn Design Tom Grimes & Karen Kibler
The Kodosky Foundation The Rachael & Carolyn Harris-Hynson
National Endowment Ben F. Vaughan Foundation Richard Hartgrove &
for the Arts Ben & Daphne Vaughan Gary Cooper
South Texas Helen & Bob Hays
Money Management Golden Baton Circle Jane Hilfer
Anonymous (1) Timothy Koock
Impresario Circle Cindy & Chic Bain Wendi & Brian Kushner
William R. Dickson William C. Bednar & John & Katie Lavendoski
Robert & Lara Harlan Flo Ann Randle Jodi Lazar & Michael Nussbaum
Gayle Glass Roche Clark, Thomas & Winters Eric Leibrock
Carolyn & Marc Seriff Jeri DeAngelis Lee Manford
Tescom, Inc. Patrick DeLaune & Sadaf Khan Joyce Mayer
Texas Commission on the Arts In honor of Robert Harlan Kevin & Debe McKeand
The Fetzer Institute Janet Miller
Benefactor Circle Cindy Keever Hope Morgan
Anonymous Louise Morse Bob & Lynn Murphy
Austin Community Foundation Stu Phillips Anne Nagelkirk & Jason Orr
Ray & Karen Brimble Linda Ramsey William Nemir
Ken & Joyce Beck Family Fund Sara & Scott Reichardt Carlisle Pearson
Joe & Cynthia Cain Donna & Christy Salinas E. Stuart Phillips
GE Foundation William Schleuse Ann Praderus & Tony Vance
Helen & Bob Hays Honorable Bea Ann Smith Nancy Scanlan
Robert & Trish Karli Texas Commission on the Arts Gene Alice & Max Sherman
Carolyn J. Keating Angela & Charles Smith
Jeff & Gail Kodosky Silver Baton Circle David C. Smith
Caren Prothro Anonymous (2) Dian & Harlan Stai
Russell Hill Rogers Fund Eva Andries Mary Stephenson
for the Arts Margaret & Robert Ayres James Stolpa
Rick & Jill Salwen Robert & Pat Brueck Syzygy Marketing
Still Water Foundation Amelia Bullock & Bill Bernadette Tasher
Krumpack Kerry Tate & Susan Rieff
Platinum Baton Circle Dan Bullock & Annette Carlozzi tiki2.com, Christopher Novosad
CenTex Beverage David Burger Anne & William Wagner
David & Catherine Clark Richard Campbell WaxmanCavnerLawson
Thomas Driscoll & Janet Carlson Campbell Eva & Marvin Womack
Nancy Quinn Pablo Cardenas Lucia & Paul Woodruff
Mary Nell Frucella Janis & David Claflin
Robert & Trish Karli David & Catherine Clark
Jerry Craft Circle of Friends
Keating Family Foundation Sponsors
Cynthia Keever Crutch & Danna Crutchfield
Rena & Richard D’Souza Susan Barnes
Wendi & Brian Kushner Klaus Bichteler & Mary Parse
KMFA – 89.5 FM Bryan Dunkin
Robert & Virginia Dupuy Karen & Mike Blizzard
KUT – 90.5 FM Jeff & Ann Bomer
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Melissa Eddy &
Jack Brannon & Brian Miller
John & Trina Braun Bob & Marcia Bailey Patty Olwell
Dan Bullock Ken & Joyce Beck Brian & Lynn Powell
Chez Zee Mark Biemer & Flo Ann Randle
Kathy & David Clem Cassandra James Lari & Tom Rogge
Gwen & Dean Collmann Linda Ball & Forrest Preece Brian Sands
Natasha & David Collmann Patrick & Cindy Behling HQ83 In memory of
Robert Dailey Ola Bell Rick Reynolds
Nell & Al Dale Leah Billingsley Peter Schram & Harry Ullmann
Rena & Richard D’Souza Pat Black Russell E. Schulz
Pam Elrod Nancy Bowman Suzanne & John Shore
Greg Edens & Dorothy Evelyn Boyer James Shultz MD
Drummer Pierre & Nancy Bulhon Brenda Smith
In honor of the Toni & Paul Burns Margo Smith
Hon. Bea Ann Smith Judy Cardinale Jim Sotiros
Cassandra Ewer Rita Carlson Janice & John Spence
Sam & Maydelle Fason David & Kathy Clem Mary Stumberg
Gwen & Bruce Flory Frances & Robert Kushing Meredith Thomas &
R. John & Susan Fox Paula & Stuart Damore Walter Stroup
Gregory & JoLynn Free Peggy Daniel Thomas Graphics
Cheryl Fuller Nancy & Jimmy Davis Erich Vollmer
Walter & Ann Herbst Nina Di Leo Connie & Robert Webb
Van & Jeanne Hoisington In memory of Dottie Welton Frankie Westbrook
Robert E. Hollingsworth Will Dibrell & Beverly Bajema
Nancy & Bobby R. Inman Susan Nash Fekety Sustainers
Diane Ireson Steve Gilbert Claudia & Stephen
Jane Jackson Homer & Glenda Goehrs Aechternacht
Eric Leibrock John Griffin & Lynn Knaupp Shannon Armstrong
In memory of Helen Lea Paul Guttrey Ann Bahan
Mark Levy Janet Harman Brick & Laura Balvanz
Kati Lewis Leroy & Karen Haverlah Janette Barlow
Sheila Lummis Anne & Jim Hester Steven Beebe
Micro-Bac International Joan & Wayne Holtzman Bridgette Beinecke
Linda Monk Carr Hornbuckle & Jack Leifer Anne Bertholf
Tom & Mary Sue Koontz H. David & Jan Hughes Amy Blair
Nelson In honor of the Bette & Whitney Bodman
Karen Ann Norris Hon. Bea Ann Smith Pam Boerst
Richard E. Orton IBM Billye Jean Brown
Honorable Robert Pitman Judith Jellison & Robert Duke Jo & George Brown
The Prodicus Group Morris & Marge Johnson Tracy Bruno
Milbrey & Bev Raney Steve Kahle Amy Bumpus
Jerome Ravel In honor of Glenda Goehrs Judy Bush
Dick & Lynn Rew Janie Keys & Ivan Milman James Campbell
Sally & Andy Ritch Joan & Tom Kobayashi Chris & J. Dennis Cavner
Jack & Susan Robertson Cynthia & Greg Kozmetsky Patricia Cherico
Michal Rosenberger Nicole Lamartine Thomas Collins
Larry Sager Jill & Roger Lane Maria Corbett
Pieter & Frances Schenkkan Bill & Lou Ann Lasher Becky & Cory Cox
Nan Seiden May Latson Marie Crane & Bill Kelly
Gene Alice & Max Sherman Josh Lauer Lisa & Eric Craven
Kay Sherrill Nora Lieberman Cina M. Crisara
Mary Smith & Walter Stewart W. Jackson & Carolyn Long James & Glenda Crout
Anna Sorensen Sue & Mike Maine Karel Dahmen
Patty Speier & Arthur & Patricia McCormick Paula D’Arcy
Charles Woodruff In honor of the Richard J. Davis
Brenda & Larry Smith Hon. Bea Ann Smith Faith DeBow
LaFern & Virgil Swift Vance McMahan Dell
Lois VanLaningham Margaret Menicucci & Robin & Karl Dent
Catherine & David Wildermuth Michael Whellan Derrick Dodge
James Winkle Glenn Miller Dianne Donovan &
Ann Moody Mitch Watkins
Patrons Laura Moore Robert M. Draper
Anonymous Rebecca A. Muniz Sharon Duboise
Sandi Aitken Douglas Nelson James Dunn 39
Barbara Durham Margaret H. & We strive to publish an accurate
James Elrod Philip J. Overbaugh donor list. If an error or omission
Janet Faulkner Jim Parrish is noticed, please let us know.
Merle & Ginna Franke Pete & Elizabeth Paul
Joetta & Gregg Freeby Thom Pavlechko The 2009
Dana Friis-Hansen & Dean Perkins & Debbie Peden
Mark Holzbach Jeff Pettit
Carillon Gala
Caroline Frommhold Alex & Karen Pope Cindy & Chic Bain
Anneliese & Robert Geis Mary Pozorski Joyce & Ken Beck
Sue George Cheryl & Gary Pyle Jack Brannon & Brian Miller
Marlene & William Glade Cliff Redd Chip Buerger
David & Kay Goff Nina & Dean Revering Amelia Bullock &
Graves, Dougherty, Hearon Hamilton & Joanne Richards
Bill Krumpack
& Moody Cheryl Ridall Cynthia & Joe Cain
Andrew Gray Gayle & Mike Roche Kathy & David Clem
Gary Greenblum In memory of Dottie Welton Jane Cohen & Larry Sager
Stephen & Stefanie Griffith Gayle & Mike Roche Fran & Larry Collmann
Sam & Suzanne Haddad In memory of Miriam Kaye Gwen & Dean Collmann
Sally Hamilton Gayle & Mike Roche Marie Crane & Bill Kelly
Lewis Hoffacker In memory of Helen Lea Jeri DeAngelis
Betty Holmes Leilani Rose Bill Dickson
Jeffrey Hudson & Beverly Ross Bryan Dunkin
Robert Blodgett Arthur & Donna Rutherford Jenelle Edwards
Melissa Huebsch Safeway, Inc. Helen & Bob Hays
B.J. & Constance Ihlenfeldt Nona & Andrew Sansom Cindy Keever
Cassandra James & Dennis Schafffer Joan & Tom Kobayashi
Mark Bierner In memory of Rhonda Schleicher Wendi & Brian Kushner
Karen Kuykendall Thomas & Claudia Schurr Eric Leibrock & Ellen Justice
Robert Jensen David Schwarz Ann Moody
Todd Jermstad Joan & Lindsay Sharpe Nancy Quinn &
Ellen Jockusch Marilyn Sharratt
Thomas Driscoll
Phil Overbaugh & Katharine B. & Gregory Shields Sandra & Smith Ray
Craig Hella Johnson Amy & Norman Shipherd Pam & Scott Reichardt
Elizabeth Judd Ted Smith Gayle & Mike Roche
Stan & Biruta Kearl Dan Spence Donna & Christy Salinas
Marguerite Kelly D. C. (Don) & Nancy Spencer Peter Schram & Harry Ullmann
Ellen King Robyn Sperling Carolyn & Marc Seriff
Cecilia Kittley Cindy & Bryan Sperry Gene Alice & Max Sherman
Ann & Bill Kleinebecker Barbara & Bruce Stevenson Bea Ann Smith
Elinor Kliewer Virginia Stotts Peter Tingberg
Jacqueline Lain Keith Stucky Francis Vestal
Eva & Chris Laskaris Joe & Rose Sullivan Catherine & David Wildermuth
Elaine Doherty Leach Mollie Tower Ann Hume Wilson &
Catherine & David Light Nancy Townsend Evan Wilson
Chien-Chun & Hui-Lan Lu Marie Van Roekel
Eva & Marvin Womack
Cynthia Lux Cynthia Vanderberg
Sheila Youngblood
Jerome Malek Fred Viehweg
Marsha McCary Debra & Alan Waldrop
David McClellan Carol Walker
Sarah & Ernest Butler
Sandra McKenzie Ben Wear
Trish & Bob Karli
Connie McMillan Kendra Welton
Karen & Paul Leeke
Ricky McSwain Alex & Veda White
E. Stuart Phillips
Vicki L. Moffatt Marianne & Stewart Wilkinson Linda Ball & Forrest Preece
John & Jean Rogers Winchell Cliff Redd
Elizabeth Hansing Moon Barbara Yarbrough Brenda & Larry Smith
Nancy Moore Hilary & Stan Young
Janice & Chip Morris *as of November 23, 2009
Andy Mozisek Conspirare also thanks all donors
Judith Munyon of gifts under $100 and regrets
Bob & Lynn Murphy that space does not permit the
Rosie & John Nieman listing of each name. Your support
Nona Niland is equally appreciated.
thank you
Aha Communications Nancy Michalewicz
Andrew Yates Photography Patty Monical
Austin American Statesman – Bill Nemir*
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin Christopher Novosad, Tiki2.com
Austin Chronicle – Robert Faires, Philip Overbaugh
Michael Kellerman St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Austin –
Austin Lyric Opera Jean Fuller
Bruce Biermann South Texas Money Management –
Blanton Museum of Art Jeanie Wyatt, Josie Coiner
Cherie Burt Mary Smith
Anne & Sam Byars* Mary Stephenson & David Minter*
Ann Byrd Sterling Events at the Long Center
Capital Music Center Bernadette Tasher *
Chris Cavner TesCom, Inc.
Chez Zee Texas Choral Consort
Clark, Thomas & Winters Texas Performing Arts at UT-Austin
Fran & Larry Collmann* Veryan & Greg Thompson
Vicki Dunlevy-Kenady Twin Liquors – David Jabour
Michelle Fisher Victoria Bach Festival
Dick & Janet Funderburk Carol Walker
KT Gardner
Mary Gifford 2009 Carillon Gala Committee
Kathryn Govier Catherine Wildermuth, Chair
Jeanne Henry Jeri DeAngelis
Heritage Title, The Carillon Diane Ingram
Sara Jo Hilgers Gail Kodosky
Will Hornaday, Shoehorn Design Wendi Kushner
KGSR-FM – Max Appling, Gary Weaver, Elizabeth Neeld
Bryan Beck Eva Womack
KMFA-FM – Joan Kobayashi,
Dianne Donovan, Jeffrey Blair
KUT-FM – John Aielli * Special thanks to Artist
Nora Klier Hospitality Volunteers
David Kurio Design
Laurel Heights United Methodist Church –
Jerome Malek
Long Center for the Performing Arts
Joy Lucke
conspirare honors the
Ed & Eileen Lundy
memory of john gregory -
Marquee Rentals
Aloysius & Leslie Martinich* patron, donor, and friend.
Marty McAllister

Conspir are
Performing Note
Conspirare has the privilege of performing in a variety of beautiful venues.
We seek out acoustical and aesthetic environments that can best enhance
choral performances and we are deeply grateful to our hosts. While our
performing venues may represent specific traditions and the texts of some
of our repertoire may also be representative of specific traditions, it is in no
way intended to be exclusive of any individual whose experience or set of
beliefs is not represented.

Conspirare respects and celebrates the great diversity of religious, artistic,

and human experiences represented among our singers and audience
members. Our shared musical experiences are intended to bring us together
as we all seek to be inspired by the power of great choral music. The audience
creates the space in which the music is held.

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Give Conspirare to friends, family, and yourself!

A New Year’s
Conspirare Classic

January 8, 9, & 10, 2010

St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Austin

Celebrate the new decade with magnificent music!

Richard Strauss: Deutsche Motette
J.S. Bach: Singet dem Herr ein neues Lied
Max Reger: Selections from Acht Geistliche Gesaenge
Samuel Barber: Sure on this shining night
Robert Schumann: An die Sterne and Zigeunerleben
Selections from arrangements of the Comedian Harmonists

Tickets & information at

(512) 476-5775 or www.conspirare.org