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Texas Commission on the Arts
Texas Touring Roster for performances from September 1, 2016-August 31, 2018

2016-2018
Texas Touring Roster

Bryan Anthony

Bryan Anthony

Bryan Anthony has devoted his life to preserving the "Great American Songbook." When not on the road with his quartet, Bryan regularly tours with the Tommy Dorsey, Nelson Riddle, and Glenn Miller Orchestras. His tours have taken him around the world where he puts his unique stamp on the greatest songs of the 20th century written by the greats such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hart, and Jerome Kern. All of the music in the program consists of songs-- and stories of songs-- mostly composed during the "Tin Pan Alley" days of the 1920's, 30's and 40's. Bryan and his band provide an evening of music that pays homage to the life and times of the "golden age" of American songwriting.

contact
Bryan Anthony
3310 Louisiana St., Apt. 2414
Houston, TX  77006

phone 917/549-5147
fax /
e-mail bryan@bryananthonymusic.com
public performance/concert $2500 - $6000
school performance $2500 - $6000
website http://www.bryananthonymusic.com

 

Conspirare

Conspirare

Conspirare is an Austin-based professional choir led by founding artistic director Craig Hella Johnson. Conspirare has sung in many Texas and US locations and in Europe, garnering international recognition. In 2005 Conspirare received Chorus America’s Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, and in 2008 represented the US at the Eighth World Symposium on Choral Music in Copenhagen. Conspirare’s recordings have received five GRAMMY® nominations and the Netherlands' Edison Award. Conspirare has a broad repertoire, so specific programming may be negotiated. Examples include: (1) "Conspirare Christmas"- Multi-work 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 1 percussionist;(2) Mixed repertoire program- Multiple works across genres, composers, and time periods, can be somewhat customized. Instrumentation varies; and (3) Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles, performed a cappella. The easiest opportunities for bookings typically require proximity to Conspirare’s mainstage season performances.

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

phone 512/476-5775
fax 512/481-1676
e-mail amcnair@conspirare.org
public performance/concert $10000 - $20000
school performance $8000 - $10000
website http://www.conspirare.org

 

Houston Boychoir

Houston Boychoir

Regularly presenting concerts throughout the city, state and region, the Houston Boychoir has a reputation for artistic excellence. It is often featured with Houston's major performing arts organizations, including the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Houston Bach Society, Opera in the Heights, and more. The boys perform down the street and around the world, and were recently presented in concert in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa as well as with the famed Drakensberg Boys Choir. 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 spans 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.

contact
Carole Nelson
PO Box 271342
Houston, TX  77277

phone 713/927-7979
fax 713/942-1968
e-mail houstonboychoir@hotmail.com
public performance/concert $1000 - $10000
website http://www.houstonboychoir.com

 

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. Photo: Chris Patunas

contact
Ann McNair
505 E. Huntland Dr., Ste. 155
Austin, TX  78752-3827

phone 512/476-5775
fax 512/481-1676
e-mail amcnair@conspirare.org
public performance/concert $2000 - $10000
optional service workshops/multiple day residencies $2000 - $10000
website http://www.craighellajohnson.com

 

Las Tesoros de San Antonio

Las Tesoros de San Antonio

Las Tesoros de San Antonio are a group of elder women performers whose incredible singing careers soared both locally and internationally in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. They include Rita “La Calandria” Vidaurri, Beatriz “La Paloma del Norte” Llamas, and Blanca “Blanquita Rosa” Rodriguez. A fourth member, Janet “Perla Tapatia” Cortez, passed away in 2014. Through the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, these musical icons have re-emerged and joined forces to preserve and celebrate the rich cultural traditions of South Texas, inspiring audiences with nostalgia and pride in their roots. Las Tesoros de San Antonio perform a variety of musical styles including conjunto and norteño, boleros, mariachi, trio, and tango. Rita Vidaurri, “La Calandria,” is also known for incorporating jokes into her performances. Each singer, with her personal style and grace, forms part of this unique ensemble, representing the unique sound of the Mexico/Texas border and of San Antonio. Touring performances may include individual as well as group concerts, with accompaniment by trio or mariachi. Film screenings of the full-length documentary, “Las Tesoros: A Westside Story” will also be available, along with a presentation or Q&A session with Las Tesoros.

contact
Graciela Sanchez
922 San Pedro Ave.
San Antonio, TX  78212

phone 210/228-0201
fax 210/228-0000
e-mail graciela@esperanzacenter.org
public performance/concert $1200 - $6000
school performance $1200 - $6000
optional service platica/presentation $100 - $300
optional service film screening $100 - $500
website http://www.esperanzacenter.org/LasTesoros/

 

Colleen Mallette

Colleen Mallette

“Rapier wit with a mesmerizing voice,” says the Dallas Observer, "Colleen Mallette is charming audiences from Manhattan to Scotland." She is a favorite with orchestras as well as cabaret venues. Ms. Mallette discovered her funny bone with her spoof “How to Birth a Song!”, deliciously sacrificing music’s most sacred cows. Ms Mallette is a former, Musical Awakenings artist for The Cliburn and on the TCU faculty. In 2016 she will perform for, Austin’s Frontera Fest, Willcox Theater in Arizona, and directing opera scenes in Wisconsin for young professionals. Touring programs include: How to Birth a Song! Exhale as Colleen tweaks opera’s sacred cows with irreverent frivolity; Evenings in Paris- Revel in the ambiance of Paris complete with strolling violin, Edith Piaf, and more--you add the chocolat (Ideal in gallery or museum venue); La Danza Fiesta! Colleen y amigos percolate passion! Ready to tango? Audiences close this show with a conga line; and Insert your City Here! Allow the High C Diva to create entertainment for a Kickoff, fundraiser, or gala with grace, humor, and style—customized for your organization.

contact
Colleen Mallette
PO Box 101731
Fort Worth, TX  76185

phone 817/694-2561
fax 817/257-7344
e-mail highcdiva@aol.com
public performance/concert $1500 - $4000
school performance $350 - $600
optional service directing and script writing $650 - $1000
website http://www.highcdiva.tumblr.com

 

Texas Boys Choir

Texas Boys Choir

The Texas Boys Choir is an auditioned, professional 4-part choir composed of boys ages 10-18. The Choir has been an educational and performing institution since 1946. With versatile repertoire that includes classical, patriotic, folk, contemporary and world traditions, TBC has something special to offer just about any event. Throughout its history, the Choir has traveled the world over, 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. The first half of a typical program is sacred/classical and includes liturgical music, mass excerpts, and such composers as Bach, Brahms, Bruckner, and Britten. A typical second half is lighter fare,including Americana/patriotic, pop, spirituals, western, folk, and world traditions. Some past/current favorites are: "American Tribute," "Star Wars Medley," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Soon Ah Will be Done," "Ring of Fire," and "The Blessing." In addition TBC has selections for holidays and special events.

contact
Lisa  Earl
3901 S. Hulen Street
Fort Worth, TX  76109

phone 817/924-1482
fax 817/926-9932
e-mail lisa.earl@texasboyschoir.org
public performance/concert $1 - $6500
school performance $1 - $3000
optional service not for profit special events $200 - $6500
website http://www.texasboyschoir.org

 

Vocal Majority

Vocal Majority

The Vocal Majority Chorus, America’s premier pops chorus, is a 100+ voice male a cappella chorus known for its mastery of technically demanding close harmony. All performing members of the Vocal Majority Chorus are non-paid volunteers. The Vocal Majority Chorus holds eleven gold medals in the International Choral Competition of the Barbershop Harmony Society, its professional organization. Each performance is customized from the chorus's master repertoire for each specific occasion.

contact
Brian Belcher
PO Box 3063
Coppell, TX  75019-3063

phone 800/867-6647
fax /
e-mail brian.belcher@att.net
public performance/concert $8000 - $12000
school performance $1500 - $5000
website http://www.vocalmajority.com

 


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