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Oct 16, 2014 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pmFree
CONSPIRARE PRESENTS BIG SING
A Free Community Event Where the Audience is the Choir!
Austin’s nationally acclaimed choral organization Conspirare reprises its successful community event the Big Sing. Led by Conspirare’s artistic director Craig Hella Johnson and the Conspirare Symphonic Choir, Big Sing is a free, informal event where audience members themselves are the main performers. The Big Sing is open to everyone, regardless of musical training – no experience necessary.
Musical selections hand-picked by Johnson range from popular rounds, spirituals, and Beatles songs to the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah and popular twentieth-century standards from the Great American Songbook.
“This is such a great community gathering,” says Johnson. “We love the idea of letting our audience become part of the Conspirare experience. We thrill and sometimes challenge the singing audience, always with remarkably beautiful and inspirational results.”
The hour-long event will be held at the Blanton Museum. Big Sing participants are invited to stay afterward and view the museum’s special exhibition “James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash).”