Conspirare Symphonic Choir will be performing at University Presbyterian Church on Friday and Saturday in Austin. This group of professional singers based in Austin will be performing James Whitbourn’s Luminosity (2008) and Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna (1997).
Artistic director Craig Hella Johnson will conduct the choir in these two musical masterpieces. They will be joined by featured guest artists Austin Heller in the organ, Bruce Williams in the viola and members of the Shay Ishii Dance Company.
James Whitbourn is a Grammy®-nominated British composer, conductor, presenter, and educator. His work Luminosity is a multimedia work for choir, dancers, viola, tanpura, tam tam and organ performed with special lighting.
Morten Lauridsen is an American composer whose Lux Aeterna was inspired by late-Renaissance sacred music and is set to several Latin liturgical texts. It was commissioned and premiered by the Los Angeles Master Chorale and since then it has been performed by choirs around the world.
Conspirare was formed in 1991 as the New Texas Festival to give a summer classical music festival in Austin. Since then it has grown into an international phenomenon made up of the chamber choir Company of Voices, the volunteer Symphonic Choir and the Conspirare Youth Choirs.
University Presbyterian Church
2203 San Antonio St
Austin, TX 78705
Friday March 28 and Saturday March 29
Prices are $20 for general admission and $10 for student with ID. Tickets are available online.
Source: Kristen Gehring/Giant Noise