We Sing Life

Thursday, October 12, 2023, 7:30pm
Bates Recital Hall
Austin, TX
Saturday, October 14, 2023, 7:00pm
Duke Chapel
Durham, NC

Sunday October 15, 2023 4:00pm
Centenary UMC
Winston-Salem, NC
Free Admission!

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Join Conspirare for an evening of music that celebrates the beginning of its landmark 30th year and inaugurates the next extraordinary chapter of dynamic choral art and vibrant, inspirational gatherings of music and connection.

Austin Ticket prices:

Hella Circle: $30 – $65
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General Public: $45 – $80

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

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Had I Not Seen the Sun — Tarik O’Regan (b. 1978)

Reaching — Craig Hella Johnson (b. 1962)

O salutaris hostia — Pierre de la Rue (1452-1518)

I Had No Time to Hate — Tarik O’Regan (b. 1978)

Fragmentos de agonia (from Cancion de nuestro tiempo) — Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016)

Bottom of the River — Eric Holljes (b. 1987) / Ian Holljes (b. 1985)

Agnus Dei — Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

Geistliches Lied — Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Never gonna fall in love again — Eric Carmen (b. 1949), arr. CHJ

Sacred Place (abridged) — Alex Berko (b. 1995)

  • I. Opening Prayer
  • II. Amidah (to stand)
  • III. Shema (to hear)
  • IV. Mi Sheberach (healing)
  • VI. Closing Prayer

Why did they all shout (from Arc in the Sky) — Kile Smith (b. 1956)

Song for Billie Holiday — William Averitt (b. 1948)

Stand In That River — Moira Smiley (b. 1976)

What If — Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)

To Mother You — Sinead O’Connor (1966-2023), arr. CHJ

I Have Never Loved Someone — Shara Nova (b. 1974)

All of Us Craig — Hella Johnson (b. 1962)

**Program subject to change



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Anonymous • Marvin J. Brittman • Fran & Larry Collmann • Mary & Phil Delk • Lynne Dobson & Greg Wooldridge • Lara & Robert Harlan • Richard Hartgrove • Tina & Dale Knobel • Gail & Jeffrey Kodosky • Wendi & Brian Kushner • Dale Linebarger & Dr. Joni Wallace • Gayle & Mike Roche

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Conspirare is funded and supported in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts.

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