Sing the World Awake


Join us at 7 pm with a special pre-concert art experience with concert partner Raasin in the Sun!

Saturday, April 27, 2024, 8:00pm
St. Martin’s Lutheran Church  |  Austin, TX

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Celebrate Earth Month with Conspirare!

Immerse yourself in a musical tapestry embracing themes of nature, love and awe. Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Mass for the Endangered is paired with listener favorites including “What a Wonderful World” and “For the Beauty of the Earth.”

Sing the World Awake features the “Mass for the Endangered,” by composer Sarah Kirkland Snider, sung by the Conspirare Artist Citizen Choral Collective, a choir of choral educators and lifelong singers. A modern take on the traditional Catholic Mass With original text by writer, visual artist, and musician, Nathaniel Bellows,, the work is a celebration of and elegy for the natural world—animals, plants, insects, and the planet itself.

“Snider’s eco-inspired Mass for the Endangered is a blast from the past that resonates profoundly in the present.”

– NPR

Ticket prices:

Hella Circle: $10 – $20
Learn more about Hella Circle.

General Public: $20 – $30

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.

Program Information

If I Could See the World: Sammy Masters/Richard Pope/ Tex Satterwhite, arr. Craig Hella Johnson

Ne irascaris, Domine: William Byrd

Sing the tune: modern plainsong (Craig Hella Johnson)

Earth Song: Frank Ticheli

Wonderful World: Bob Thiele/George Weiss, arr. Craig Hella Johnson

Sing the World Awake: Moira Smiley

For the Beauty of the Earth: John Rutter

Mass for the Endangered: Sarah Kirkland Snider

  1. Kyrie
  2. Gloria
  3. Alleluia
  4. Credo
  5. Sanctus/Benedictus
  6. Agnus Dei

Listen

Sing the World Awake Playlist:

Mass for the Endangered visual album:

Concert Sponsors

Conspirare thanks our Sing the World Awake Concert Sponsors:
  • Marvin Brittman
  • Lynne Dobson & Greg Wooldridge / Tejemos Foundation
  • Richard Hartgrove
  • Ken and Joyce Beck     
  • Susanna and Richard Finnell  
  • Howry, Breen & Herman LLP   
  • Amy McCaffrey

Meet the Artists

Craig Hella Johnson, Artistic Director & Conductor

Conspirare Artist Citizen Choral Collective

 
Instrumentalists:
  • Faith DeBow, piano
  • Patrice Calixte, violin
  • Mariama Alcântara, violin
  • Bruce Williams, viola
  • Douglas Harvey, cello
  • Utah Hamrick, double bass
  • Adah Toland Jones, flute
  • Ian Davidson, oboe
  • Jonathan Gunn, clarinet
  • Jonthan Churchett, bassoon
  • Elaine Barber, harp
  • Thomas Burritt, percussion