Palestrina and Pärt
The penultimate night of the 2001 New Texas Festival saw a reduced Conspirare Choir of 12 singers under the direction of Craig Hella Johnson compare and contrast selections by 16th-century composer Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina and 20th-century composer Arvo Pärt in an evening that displayed just how exquisite Johnson's choir is.
"...After easing into the evening with Palestrina's Sicut cervus, the choir divided into two mini-choirs for the..."