Texas Commission on the Arts
Texas Touring Roster for performances from September 1, 2018-August 31, 2020

2018-2020
Texas Touring Roster

Conspirare

Conspirare

GRAMMY Award-winning Conspirare is an Austin-based professional choir led by founding artistic director Craig Hella Johnson. Conspirare has performed in many Texas, national, and international locations. Conspirare performs broad repertoire, including works from the choral canon and contemporary compositions embracing a wide variety of styles. Conspirare's current touring programs include: (1) "Conspirare Christmas," a seasonal program that mixes sacred and secular, traditional and contemporary, classical and pop in Craig Hella Johnson's signature "collage" programming. Performed a cappella with a guest artist and instrumentalists. (2) Craig Hella Johnson's Considering Matthew Shepard, performed with choir, soloists, and instrumental ensemble. Conspirare also offers additional programs that vary by season. These programs may include works spanning genres, composers, and time periods and are offered in conjunction with Conspirare’s season repertoire. Photo by Scott Van Osdol.

contact
Ann McNair
505 E Huntland Dr, Ste 155
Austin, TX  78752

phone 512-476-5775
phone#2
e-mail amcnair@conspirare.org
public performance/concert $25,000 - $40,000
school performance $8,000 - $10,000
travel/per diem/lodging $2,500 - $5,000
website https://conspirare.org/

 

Houston Boychoir

Houston Boychoir

With its reputation for artistic excellence, Houston Boychoir regularly presents concerts throughout the city, state and region. The boys are often featured with Houston's major performing arts organizations, including the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Bach Society Houston, Opera in the Heights, Mercury and more. The boys perform down the street and around the world, serving as ambassadors across the United States, Europe, China and South Africa. The musical repertoire is widely varied and draws on literature from all styles, languages, and periods of music history. Audiences everywhere delight in their ephemeral sound and charming youthful exuberance. The Houston Boychoir concert program has portions of traditional liturgical music, historical in nature and "native" to singing boys. A second portion is devoted to contemporary music by current composers as well as folk music and world music that span the globe in language and origin. A final portion of the concert is often a small staged work such as an abbreviated Broadway Musical, a one-act opera, or a theatrical work created for Houston Boychoir. Photo by Jeff Grass.

contact
Carole Nelson
PO Box 271342
Houston, TX  77277

phone 281-484-1560
phone#2
e-mail houstonboychoir@hotmail.com
public performance/concert $1,000 - 10,000
school performance $500 - $10,000
travel/per diem/lodging $1,000 - $10,000
website http://www.houstonboychoir.org

 

State Artist Craig Hella Johnson

State Artist Craig Hella Johnson

Craig Hella Johnson, 2013 Texas State Musician, is known for crafting thought-provoking musical journeys that create deep connections between performers and listeners. He is the Founding Artistic Director and Conductor of the Austin-based, internationally renowned, Grammy® nominated choir Conspirare. Additionally, he serves as Music Director of Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble and Conductor Emeritus of the Victoria Bach Festival. In 1998, Johnson was Artistic Director of San Francisco-based Chanticleer and from 2000-2005 was Music Director of Houston Masterworks Chorus. Johnson is in frequent demand as a guest conductor of choral and orchestral works. He has served as guest conductor with the Austin Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Santa Fe Symphony, Chicago’s Music of the Baroque, Berkshire Choral Festival, Taipei Male Choir, Oregon Bach Festival and St. Olaf Choir. Johnson and Conspirare were awarded the 2015 Best Choral Performance Grammy® for The Sacred Spirit of Russia (Harmonia Mundi label). In June 2015 Johnson received The Michael Korn Founders Award for Development of the Professional Choral Art, Chorus America’s lifetime achievement award. Johnson received the Louis Botto Award for Innovative Action and Entrepreneurial Zeal from Chorus America in 2009 and was inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame in 2008. Johnson is a Texas State University Artist in Residence and served as the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Texas in Austin from 1990 to 2001. Johnson’s compositions, arrangements, and edited scores are published by Alliance Music and as part of the Craig Hella Johnson Choral Series with G. Schirmer and Hal Leonard. He also performs as a pianist and singer in a variety of styles.

contact
Ann McNair
505 E. Huntland Dr., Ste. 155
Austin, TX  78752

phone 512-476-5775
phone#2 512-481-1676
e-mail amcnair@conspirare.org
public performance/concert $2,000 - $10,000
website http://www.craighellajohnson.com

 

Texas Boys Choir

Texas Boys Choir

The Texas Boys Choir is an auditioned, professional, treble choir composed of boys ages 10-15. The choir has been an educational and performance institution since 1946 and has since continued to provide any boy, regardless of socioeconomic or ethnic background, a structured environment in which to learn the fundamentals of world-class vocal performance. Throughout its history, the choir has traveled the world, performing before popes, presidents and kings. TBC has appeared on national television and radio broadcasts. With numerous awards, including two GRAMMYs and more than 40 professional recordings, TBC continues to maintain its reputation as one of the premier boychoirs in the world. A typical program will feature a wide range of musical styles, from sacred and classical music to lighter fare, such as music from Americana/patriotic, spiritual, western, folk and world traditions. TBC also has selections appropriate for holidays and special events. Photo by Texas Center for Arts and Academics.

contact
Catherine Doyle
3901 S Hulen St.
Fort Worth, TX  76109

phone 817-766-2390
phone#2 781-626-2982
e-mail catherine.doyle@texasboyschoir.org
public performance/concert $0 - $10,000
school performance $0 - $1,000
travel/per diem/lodging $0 - $4,500
website http://texasboyschoir.org/

 

Vocal Majority Chorus

Vocal Majority Chorus

Imagine the impact of a best-in-the-world musical act, with more than 100 singers, at your next event … an experience unlike any your attendees have experienced. If you want to get your audience on their feet and charged up, look no further than Dallas-based Vocal Majority! Their lush, multi-layered harmonies and electrifying choreography make each performance an extraordinary experience. Their 100+ voices have inspired people for over 45 years. Their diverse repertoire energizes events with three performance-length options: A 10-15-minute event kick-off, a 45-60 minute program, or a full, 2-hour performance in two acts. Vocal Majority volunteer musicians have inspired thousands since 1972. They are a nonprofit Barbershop Harmony Society chapter and 12-time International Champion Gold Medalist winner. Men of all backgrounds, ages and walks of life perform because they love singing and touching people's hearts. Vocal Majority has performed throughout the US, and in Canada, England, Scotland and Wales. They have performed in multiple cities across Texas, including Crockett, Denton, Greenville, Kilgore, Lubbock, San Angelo, San Marcos, Waco, and others. We have released more than 25 albums, featuring musical repertoire that includes Texas themes, jazz, Broadway, pops, uplifting inspirational, sacred, patriotic, Christmas, and holiday songs. Photo by Andy Whalen.

contact
Nick Alexander
7383 Sandy Lake Rd.
Quinlan, TX  75474

phone 903-356-3993
phone#2 214-384-9555
e-mail ShowVP@VocalMajority.com
public performance/concert $10,000 - $15,000
school performance $3,000 - $8,000
travel/per diem/lodging TBD
website https://www.vocalmajority.com/

 


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