Jake Foster In Memoriam
The production manager for the choral group Conspirare has died
Jake Foster, who took on the role of production manager for the choral group Conspirare last year, died Jan. 2 at his family home in Stillwater, Okla., after a long fight with cancer. He was 30. Foster had previously served as company manager for Conspirare, as well as company manager for Santa Fe Desert Chorale; managing director of Houston Masterworks Chorus; and executive director of the Princeton Singers and an administrative staff member at Westminster Choir College, both in New Jersey. The Westminster Choir, which is touring Texas this month, dedicated its Jan. 15 concert at the University of Texas' Bates Recital Hall to Foster's memory. Conspirare Artistic Director Craig Hella Johnson reports that the company will dedicate its performances of the Verdi Requiem this June to his memory. Services for Foster were held Friday, Jan. 11, at Highland Park Methodist Church in Stillwater. Foster is survived by his parents, Bart and Gayla, and brother Matt. Donations may be made to the Jake Foster Memorial Fund, c/o Conspirare, 1033 La Posada #130, Austin, TX 78752.