Conspirare Hidden Music: PearlEssence
Conspirare Thanks our 2024 Hidden Music Sponsors:

Richard Hartgrove, Marvin Brittman, Sheri Clark Henriksen, Twin Liquors, Tito’s Vodka, Redbird Foundation, Nancy & Randall Baden and Trish & Robert Karli, Fran & Larry Collmann, Howry, Breen & Herman LLP, Amy McCaffrey, Blank Sheppard & Associates, Joyce & Ken Beck, H-E-B, Casey Blass & Lee Manford, Nancy Lesch & Janet Beznar, Nina & Jeffrey Di Leo, DeeAnne & Steven Paulson, Kathy & Henry Leighton, Steinway of Austin

We invite you to gather with us for an intimate evening of song led by Craig Hella Johnson, exceptional food, and revelry at Hidden Music: PearlEssence.

Celebrate the beauty of choral performance, the power of inspiration, and the impact of music co-created by our generous community in this special 30th anniversary benefit.

Hidden Music’s magic will happen for one night only. Your presence completes the celebration!

Thursday May 9, 2024
6:00 PM

 

DISTRIBUTION HALL
1500 East 4th Street
Austin, TX 78702

All proceeds support Conspirare and their extraordinary musical experiences including world-class performances, award-winning recordings, and choral music education.

Sponsorship Opportunities

All sponsorships include an elevated dining experience, open bar, and complimentary valet parking.

$10,000+ CULTURED PEARLS 

  • Reserved premium seating for 12
  • 30-minute pre-party private reception with guest artists including professional photo opportunity with Craig Hella Johnson
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Sponsor recognition on all Hidden Music digital media and print materials including conspirare.org, e-news, social media, event program and event signage
  • Recognition as a top sponsor and premium seating for 2 at two spring Conspirare performances

$7,500 TIKI BAR SPONSOR (SOLD OUT) 

  • Exclusive naming rights of the VIP Reception and extravagant open Tiki Bar
  • Admission for 4 to the pre-party private reception with Craig Hella Johnson and guest artists including professional photo opportunity
  • Open bar access throughout the evening
  • Personal bar service at your reserved seats
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Elevated dining experience

$7,500 AUCTION SPONSOR (limited to one)

  • Exclusive naming rights to the Live Auction and your logo proudly displayed on each of our 330 Auction Paddles
  • Admission for 8 to the pre-party private reception with Craig Hella Johnson and guest artists including professional photo opportunity
  • Open bar, with personal bar service at your reserved seats
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Elevated dining experience
  • Sponsor recognition on all Hidden Music digital media and print materials including conspirare.org, e-news, social media, event program and event signage, and most significantly, you will be publicly thanked from the stage before the 330 attendees at this evening’s performance.

$7,500 VIP RECEPTION SPONSOR (limited to one)

  • Exclusive naming rights to the VIP Reception and your logo proudly displayed at the entrance and throughout the VIP Reception
  • Admission for 8 to the pre-party private reception with Craig Hella Johnson and guest artists including professional photo opportunity
  • Open bar, with personal bar service at your reserved seats
  • Complimentary valet parking

  • Elevated dining experience

  • Sponsor recognition on all Hidden Music digital media and print materials including conspirare.org, e-news, social media, event program and event signage, and most significantly, you will be publicly thanked from the stage before the 330 attendees at this evening’s performance.

    $5,000 BAROQUE PEARLS (limited availability)

    • Reserved premium seating for 8
    • 30-minute pre-party private reception with Craig Hella Johnson and guest artists including professional photo session
    • Sponsor recognition on all Hidden Music digital media and print materials including conspirare.org, e-news, social media, event program and event signage
    • Recognition as a top sponsor and premium seating for 2 at one spring Conspirare performance

    $4,000 VALET SPONSOR (limited to one)

    • Exclusive naming rights of the Valet Service, including your logo on all signage and opportunity to leave a promotional piece inside each vehicle
    • Admission for 4 to the pre-party private reception with Craig Hella Johnson and guest artists including professional photo opportunity
    • Open bar access throughout the evening
    • Personal bar service at your reserved seats
    • Complimentary valet parking
    • Elevated dining experience

    $3,000 MOTHER-OF-PEARL

    • Reserved premium seating for 6
    • Sponsor recognition on all Hidden Music digital media and print materials including conspirare.org, e-news, social media, event program and event signage

    Baby Grand Sponsor (SOLD OUT)

    • Exclusive signage displayed on your instrument, including your logo
    • Public gratitude from the stage before all attendees reception during the performance
    • Admission for 2 to the pre-party private with Craig Hella Johnson and guest artists including professional photo opportunity, as well as 2 reserved seats at the event
    • Open bar access throughout the evening
    • Personal bar service at your reserved seats
    • Sponsor recognition on all Hidden Music digital media and print materials including conspirare.org, e-news, social media, event program and event signage

    $2,000 CENTERPIECE SPONSOR (limited to one)

    • Exclusive naming rights of the floral decor including your logo on every bouquet
    • Admission for 2 to the pre-party private reception with Craig Hella Johnson and guest artists including professional photo opportunity
    • Open bar access throughout the evening
    • Personal bar service at your reserved seats
    • Complimentary valet parking
    • Elevated dining experience
    • Sponsor recognition on all Hidden Music digital media and print materials including conspirare.org, e-news, social media, event program and event signage

    $2,000 DESSERT SPONSOR (SOLD OUT) 

    • Your name and/or logo will be beautifully adorned on either the desserts themselves or on signage at the dessert display following the concert.
    • Admission for 2 to the pre-party private reception with Craig Hella Johnson and guest artists including professional photo opportunity
    • Open bar access throughout the evening
    • Personal bar service at your reserved seats
    • Complimentary valet parking
    • Elevated dining experience

    $350 SEED PEARL

    • Reserved seating for 1

    Become a Sponsor

     

    Meet the Musicians

    Craig Hella Johnson
    Composer, Pianist & Singer
    Founder & Artistic Director of Conspirare

    Craig sings of love and wonder in his signature vocal style. He is the founder and artistic director of Conspirare, Austin’s own GRAMMY®-award winning choir, opening hearts and minds through music.

     

    Sonja DuToit Tengblad
    Soprano

    Described as “radiant” by Opera Magazine, Conspirare soprano Sonja DuToit Tengblad will perform with Craig Hella Johnson and serve as our PearlEssence host!
    Experience her solo artistry in “Down in the River/Take Me to the River,” “The Beatitudes”
    and “Deer Song” from Considering Matthew Shepard.

     

     

    Food & Fun

    Enjoy vibrant cuisine with local roots. Our uniquely curated foodie experience includes inventive bites, savory plates, desserts and more. Crafted for your enjoyment by Flavor & Co.

    Auction Items

    Check back for exciting live and silent auction items including:

    Dinner at the home of Craig Hella Johnson & Phil Overbaugh

    You and five of your friends at Craig and Phil’s home! Enjoy a delicious catered meal with wine and nonalcoholic beverages perfectly choreographed for you and your guests. Get to know Craig and Phil more intimately through a shared meal and conversation. Dates to be determined at a mutually available time.

    Luxury Backstage to Conspirare Christmas

    This is for anyone who loves to experience what happens behind the scenes! The lucky winner will join us for a Conspirare Christmas soundcheck in the afternoon, enjoy dinner with the artists, and then enjoy seating.

    Special delights throughout the day will provide a glimpse into how this audience favorite concert comes together. (This experience is limited to 2 groups.)

    Silent Auction Open May 2-9!

    Stay tuned for unique auction packages from these generous contributors: Alexa Gavali Bridal, Roslyn Breen, Marvin Brittman, Broadway in Austin, Capella Salon, Dessange Paris, Entr’ Acte, Futurekind Studios, Garden Room, Impact Arts, JFR Glass, Patrick Lundquist, Linda Mountain, Linda Hudson Parrish, The Long Center, Neiman Marcus, Bill O’Meara, Pascale Originals, Kenny Phillips, Scenery Bags, Sugar Gay Isber, Tecovas, TEXARTS, Tito’s Vodka, Urban Betty, Villa Salon, Ying Tang, and Eva Womack.

    About the Venue

    Gather in the relaxed setting of a lovingly restored mid-century modern space. Distribution Hall is Austin’s newest party venue located in the heart of East Austin. Originally constructed to house Austin’s first German beer importer, this thoughtfully restored mid-century structure has that Austin vibe that marks our city with open sightlines to see and hear performers up-close and personally.

     

    Hidden Music Committee

    Conspirare is grateful to the 2024 Host Committee:

    Marvin J. Brittman, Chair
    Roslyn Breen
    Susanna Finnell
    Robert Harlan
    Celeste Cooke Hubert
    Kevin Little
    Patrick Lundquist
    Linda Mountain
    Dr. AnnMarie Olson, DDS.
    Bill O’Meara
    Linda Hudson Parrish
    Dr. Joni Wallace
    Carol Williams