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A New Year's Conspirare Classic
A choral welcome to the new year that opened one up to all time and all creation
"...A New Year's Conspirare Classic..."

Jan. 15, 2010 Arts Review by Robert Faires

I Dream a World
A program designed for Conspirare to flex its muscles and show off its versatility, which it did with great success
"...Dream a World, I saw nothing that wasn't classic Conspirare. Over its 15-year history, director Craig Hella Johnson has..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

Monteverdi: Vocal Glory, Vocal Splendor
A program of songs sacred, secular, and straddling those two realms, all by Italian Renaissance composer Claudio Monteverdi, provided Conspirare with another opportunity to provide that which it does so well: powerful, ethereal song that seems to come directly from the distant, historical source yet has all the immediacy of new work.
"...Renaissance composer Claudio Monteverdi, provided the material for this Conspirare event, another celebration of the magnificent voices of this..."

June 6, 2003 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Portrait of Conspirare
Local chorus Conspirare, headed to New York City for the American Choral Directors Association convention, previewed the trip with a local concert of what amounted to two programs: a collection spanning Renaissance to modern works and a mostly modern collection of songs ranging from the flowing to the formal, the basic to the brash.
"...Portrait of Conspirare: Brilliant, as in DiamondsSt. Martin's Lutheran Church,..."

Feb. 7, 2003 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Culture Flash
Honors for Conspirare, two artists who teach at UT, and a student playwright
"...• Conspirare keeps racking up the honors: Now it's a nomination..."

May 7, 2010 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Gifts of the Magi
A conversation about community and creativity with three wise men of the Austin arts
"...longtime artistic directors of Zach Theatre, Ballet Austin, and Conspirare, respectively, they've been responsible for their share of great..."

Dec. 4, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Time for Life
A gorgeous and meaningful musical experience that again showed Conspirare's mastery
"...beauty, it is finished." As the masterful voices of Conspirare dissipated..."

Oct. 16, 2009 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

Samuel Barber: American Romantic
Conspirare revealed how this composer does go gentle into that good night
"...– delivered two lines into the first work on Conspirare's program of Barber's choral music – rang from the..."

Sept. 30, 2011 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Threshold of Night: Music of Tarik O'Regan
Listening to Conspirare sing Tarik O'Regan's music, we held infinity in our ears
"...during the program of the composer's music performed by Conspirare last week, you could feel what the old mystic..."

Oct. 5, 2007 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Mozart! (Like You've Never Heard It Before)
Austin choral ensemble Conspirare marks Mozart's 250th birthday with the newly finished version of his 'Mass in C Minor' in the concert Mozart! (Like You've Never Heard It Before)
"...can hear this Mass performed by local classical masters Conspirare, in the concert Mozart! (Like You've Never Heard It..."

June 16, 2006 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Cream of the Crop
Nominations for the 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Carmina Burana, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Conspirare, Conspirare Children's Choir..."

May 19, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

How Little, So Big
Composer Nico Muhly's How Little You Are evokes the vastness of the West with a choir and 12 guitars
"...With a dozen guitars and the vocal virtuosity of Conspirare's company of voices, the work will conjure the monumental..."

April 17, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Year's Cheers
The nominees for the 2010 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Conspirare Symphonic Choir..."

May 14, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Pride 2009
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"...CONSPIRARE, A SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE All of Conspirare (the professional chamber..."

June 5, 2009 Features Feature

Jake Foster In Memoriam
The production manager for the choral group Conspirare has died
"...the role of production manager for the choral group Conspirare last year, died Jan. 2 at his family home..."

Jan. 18, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Wondrous Journey
At Conspirare's concert Wondrous Journey, the sheer pleasure that this choral ensemble's members take in singing shone through even more resplendently than usual
"...take pleasure in singing." So do the members of Conspirare, a fact splendidly in evidence throughout the choral ensemble's..."

March 3, 2006 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Through the Green Fuse
'Through the Green Fuse,' Conspirare's first professional recording, is a shimmering, iridescent prayer in which the beauty of the subject is magnified by the sensitivity and sensuousness of these voices
"...Conspirare..."

Jan. 21, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Midsummer Night's Renaissance
Conspirare's midsummer concert of choral works from the Renaissance provided yet another example of enchanting song by this local treasure
"...Of the many formidable classical music ensembles in Austin, Conspirare always stands out for the clarity, precision, grace, and..."

July 2, 2004 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Articulations
UT delays the closing of Bass Concert Hall for a year, Conspirare wants to sing an ode by a young Austin poet, and Zach decides whether it wants to go out with Sally Bowles or Roxie Hart
"...Conspirare takes its National Poetry Month very seriously. Not only..."

April 2, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Carmina Burana/Hymn to the Earth
For its first concert of the 2002-03 season, Conspirare offered a striking premiere of Hymn to the Earth, by local composer Donald Grantham, then conductor Craig Hella Johnson led a gregarious and eager mob in a sing-along version of Carl Orff's popular Carmina Burana.
"...sing along with the familiar themes. So far as Conspirare's conductor Craig Hella Johnson can figure, till now there..."

Oct. 11, 2002 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

The Sopranos
New Texas Music Works closed the 2002 New Texas Festival with some tremendously talented ladies -- sopranos from the Conspirare Choir -- singing a variety of material, but for all its warmth, the concert lacked the sustained intensity and interest that is the hallmark of the choir's best work.
"...talented ladies -- sopranos who have sung with the Conspirare Choir over the years -- singing a wide variety..."

June 14, 2002 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Austin Critics Table Awards 2013
Arts writers raise their glasses to outstanding art in list of nominees
"...Bernstein: Chichester Psalms, Austin Symphony with Conspirare..."

May 24, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Orchestrating Partnerships
Maestro Peter Bay likes to play with others – especially when they're outside the orchestra
"...conductor and artistic director of the professional choral ensemble Conspirare. On May 4 and 5, symphony and chorus join..."

May 4, 2012 Arts Feature by Adam Roberts

All Over Creation: Let's Get Lost
Art can carry you to some wonderful places if you just don't think so much
"...itself. Then the organ dropped out completely as the Conspirare Youth Choirs took up lines by William Blake: "And..."

Oct. 21, 2011 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance and Classical Music Treasures of 2010
Music and movement in 2010 made the mundane sacred and the serious silly
"...1) 'A NEW YEAR'S CONSPIRARE CLASSIC' (CONSPIRARE) Craig Hella Johnson and his magnificent company..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Possibility of Failure
Pulitzer or not, composer David Lang won't play it safe
"...Ensemble concert May 4. And May 7-9, Grammy nominee Conspirare will let Austin hear the piece that earned Lang..."

April 30, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

More Than Survived
In dismal 2009, Austin's arts scene fared better than you might think
"...of Art's cancellation (again) of its new Downtown home, Conspirare's postponement of a new work, testsite going into hibernation,..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 9 Dance and Classical Music Treasures of 2009
Uncommon beauty and power danced a potent duet in the music and movement of 2009
"...3) RACHMANINOFF: 'VESPERS' (CONSPIRARE) The acclaimed choir at its most focused: three dozen..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Personnel Changes
A leap to Conspirare from the Blanton and a resignation at Zilker Theatre Productions
"...In at Conspirare is Ann Hume Wilson, who takes the position of..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Rachmaninov Vespers
Conspirare gave a balanced, brilliant performance of this jewel of sacred choral music
"...Conspirare has been all over the map in recent months..."

March 6, 2009 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

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