My Heart Be Brave

Please join us at 7 pm for Music and Healing: A Conversation with Dr. Charles Fraser and Craig Hella Johnson

Friday May 17, 2024, 8:00pm
Bates Recital Hall
Austin, TX

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Experience the 90 voices of Conspirare’s Symphonic Choir in an evening of immersive choral singing and poetry that inspires courage for living in these times.

Eternal Light is a Requiem for the living and has been performed over 700 times around the world in churches, synagogues, schools and concert halls. Composer Howard Goodall updated the traditional world, incorporating a mix of English poetry from the last 500 years. Goodall is one of Britain’s best-known composers of choral music, stage musicals, TV and film scores including Mr Bean, Blackadder, Red Dwarf, Q.I. and The Vicar of Dibley.

Ticket prices:

Hella Circle: $20 – $50
Learn more about Hella Circle.

General Public: $30 – $60

Conspirare’s music is for everybody. $10 Student tickets are always available. Anyone serving our community (such as but not limited to teachers, military, first-responders, and service industry pros) or with a limited income can order tickets at half off with the code WELOVEYOU.

$5 of every ticket sold goes to Dell Children’s Foundation in support of the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Fund.

Program Information

Wake up, my spirit: Adolphus Hailstork

Sanctus (from Requiem): Maurice Durufle

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands: Spiritual

My Heart Be Brave: Marques Garrett

If I Had a Hammer: CHJ

Bright Mariner (from Unconditional Love): Howard Goodall

Eternal Light: Howard Goodall

There is More Love Somewhere: African-American hymn, arr. Adam and Matt Podd

Program will also include reading of poetry from Robert Bridges, Oscar Wilde, Denise Levertov, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Warsan Shire.

Artists and repertoire subject to change.


My Heart Be Brave Playlist:

Eternal Light with composer Howard Goodall and listen to the entire piece:

Concert Sponsors

Conspirare thanks our My Heart Be Brave Concert Sponsors:
  • Nancy & Randall Baden and Trish & Robert Karli
  • Blank Sheppard & Associates    
  • Marvin Brittman
  • Fran and Larry Collmann          
  • Lynne Dobson & Greg Wooldridge / Tejemos Foundation
  • Richard Hartgrove        
  • Cliff & Linda Mountain
  • Joni Wallace and Carol Williams

Meet the Artists


Craig Hella Johnson, Artistic Director & Conductor

Grace Roman, Soprano

Mark Istratie, Tenor

Tim O’Brien, Baritone

Conspirare Symphonic Choir