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A Guide to Austin Classical Music
The virtuosi who know the score and make beautiful music happen here
"...productions are distinguished less by the spectacle seen at Texas big guns like Houston Grand Opera than by stirring..."

April 26, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Panoramic Voices’ Bach: Mass in B Minor
Director Brent Baldwin and his chorus made this work of pure uplift – rousing to sing, delightful to hear – a joy to experience
"...by the rousing men's voices that introduced a second full-choral "Kyrie." Or a coquettish "Laudamus te," sung by Ruduski..."

Aug. 18, 2017 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Mozart Requiem Undead Receives an Encore
This Austin-generated reinvention comes to Bass Concert Hall
"...idea with an enthusiastic Brent Baldwin, newly ensconced as Texas Choral Consort's artistic director. "The concept," says Baldwin, "was..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Star Turns
The nominees for the 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Show, Austin Chamber Music Center Medieval Pilgrimage in Iberia, Texas Early Music Project Pléiades, line upon line percussion The..."

May 9, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Steve Parker's Song for Bat / Man
For this year's Fusebox, composer Steve Parker flies a batty Austin concert with live echolocation
"...to do something with voice, so we have the Texas Choral Consort with Brent Baldwin, and there's going to..."

April 8, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

KMFA Premieres Icons of Broadway
Classical station's new show salutes musical theatre legends
"...Austin Chamber Music Center, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Chorus Austin, Texas Choral Consort, and the Capital City Men's Chorus, as..."

July 10, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Art Par Excellence
The nominees for the 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...nominations. Four productions captured six nods apiece: Zach Theatre’s Texas premiere of the Robert Schenkkan political drama All the..."

May 20, 2015 Arts Post

At Last, a Grammy for Conspirare
CD of Russian music earns Austin choral ensemble its first win
"...For a decade, they've been the Grammy-nominated choral ensemble Conspirare. Now, Craig Hella Johnson's company of voices..."

Feb. 10, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Top 10 Dance/Classical Music Treasures of 2014
It was a year in which the personal shone through in dance and classical works small and large
"...1) MOZART REQUIEM UNDEAD (Golden Hornet Project/Texas Choral Consort/Texas Performing Arts/Fusebox Festival) An overflow crowd at..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Creation
Texas Choral Consort's performance of Haydn's masterwork reawakened one's sense of life in all its immense variety
"...natural world and universe. Which is what made the Texas Choral Consort performance of Franz Joseph Haydn's The Creation..."

Aug. 22, 2014 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Road to Freedom
The Cost of Art III: How the Fusebox Festival liberated itself from charging admission
"...that money didn't flow through us. Golden Hornet Project, Texas Performing Arts, Texas Choral Consort, the French Legation, [and..."

July 25, 2014 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Consummate Artistry
The 2013-14 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Mechs' Fixing King John; Theatre En Bloc's Fat Pig; Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance's Anything Goes;..."

June 6, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"It Was a Difficult Choice, But..."
The Austin Critics Table named its tops in the arts for 2014
"...Choral Performance..."

June 3, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Awards 2014
"...Composer Peter Stopschinski accepts the Choral Performance Award for "Mozart Requiem Undead"..."

June 3, 2014 Photo Gallery

Table Banquet
The nominees for the 2013-2014 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Somebody Called, Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance..."

May 8, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

'Mozart Requiem Undead'
April 16, 2014. 10 photos.
"...Texas Choral Consort Artistic Director Brent Baldwin (left) and Golden..."

April 17, 2014 Photo Gallery

Charged Up
The 10th Fusebox Festival gets off to an electric start with 'Mozart Requiem Undead'
"...conjured by Mozart Requiem Undead, the "reanimation" of that choral masterwork with all the parts not written by Mozart..."

April 11, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Free Rangin' Excitement
Announcing the lineup for Fusebox Festival's 10th edition
"...Mozart's final work and finish them themselves. Project partner Texas Choral Consort will provide the singers, and Artistic Director..."

Jan. 30, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Butler School of Music
Two concerts – one by Harvey Pittel, one for the late Rose Taylor – pay tribute to 'living in a song'
"...33 years on the faculty of the University of Texas' music school, the other in memory of mezzo-soprano Rose..."

Jan. 24, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 (+1) Dance Classical Music Treasures of 2013
In 2013, dance and classical music were distinguished by their breadth of expression and eloquence
"...1) 'MOZART DANCES' (Mark Morris Dance Group/Texas Performing Arts) Startlingly virtuosic dance, so spectacularly in sync..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A German Requiem
Texas Choral Consort's performance proved how strikingly different Brahms' Requiem is and how compassionate
"...life. It was a striking departure from tradition, and Texas Choral Consort's performance proved not just how different a..."

Aug. 23, 2013 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Texas Choral Consort
Double-barreled Requiem concert brings back Brahms and resurrects more Undead Mozart
"...rest, their forgiveness, their entry into paradise. But in Texas Choral Consort's upcoming program featuring a pair of Requiems,..."

Aug. 16, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Best in Show
The 2012-13 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...evenly. Ten projects were recognized with two awards each: Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance's Urinetown: The..."

June 7, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Culture Connectors
The 2013 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...– such as the recent "Through the Eyes of Texas" or the Austin Critics Table Award winners "Desire" and..."

May 31, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Awards 2013
Arts writers raise their glasses to outstanding art in list of nominees
"...the Henry VI saga: Richard III, staged by the Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance. It also..."

May 24, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Golden Hornet Project: Wolfgang-nam Style
'Amadeus' screening fundraiser for 'Mozart's Requiem Undead'
"...Luther Adams' drum-kit opera Ilimaq, which was commissioned by Texas Performing Arts. (Reynolds insists that no incriminating photographs of..."

Jan. 31, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Fall Arts Issue Critics Picks
From the arts harvest, our critics pluck choice treats
"...2, 8pm. Bates Recital Hall, 2400 Robert Dedman Dr. www.texasperformingarts.org The Scarlet Letter..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Classically Speaking
Focusing on Haydn and Mozart, La Follia did a lovely job linking classical to baroque
"...of Haydn and Mozart. Much in the vein of Texas Choral Consort's Viva L'Opera! concert opening last week (sans..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Viva l'Opera!
A rollicking tone made this choral salute to opera's greatest hits an entertaining evening
"...the evening had been set. Those in attendance at Texas Choral Consort's concert of operatic standards knew that they..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Chorus Austin
With choral conductor Ryan Heller, Austin's gain is not necessarily Portland's loss
"...Portland, Ore., are very similar cities. Well, in the choral music department, they're about to get so similar as..."

Oct. 16, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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