For $20, today's side deal gets you a mezzanine-level ticket or better (up to a $55 value including service fees) to the Sunday, June 13, concert of Conspirare choir performing J. S. Bach's Mass in B Minor. The concert will be held at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in the Dell Hall at 7 p.m. Conspirare is an Austin-based, internationally acclaimed, and Grammy Award–nominated choral ensemble led by renowned conductor Craig Hella Johnson. Purchase multiple tickets under the same name to be seated together. Pick up your tickets at will call starting at 5 p.m. on the day of the performance.
On this extraordinary night, Conspirare will be joined by a period-instrument orchestra from the Victoria Bach Festival for a historically authentic rendition of one of Bach's final masterpieces. The performance will highlight the talented choir's ability to deftly maneuver through Bach's complex and intriguing waves of composition. Conspirare's meticulous approach to perfection will be demonstrated throughout the entire show with superb control and dexterity as a whole, as well as soloist performances from ensemble members. Mass in B Minor is a four-part Latin Mass that reflects the brilliance and life work of Johann Sebastian Bach, and is considered an epic opus of the late Baroque period. A pre-concert talk by Margaret Perry of the Austin Lyric Opera will be held at 6 p.m.
Conspirare has been nominated for five Grammy Awards. They have been featured in the Austin Chronicle and Austin 360 numerous times. The Art of the Conductor gave them positive reviews, and four Yelpers give them 4.5 stars:
- It is part of the wonder of Conspirare that it can take works which are so formidable, so exacting, and render them with such grace that their difficulty isn't apparent. – Robert Faires, Austin Chronicle
- Through talent, creativity, dedication and accessibility, Conspirare makes a diverse range of music absolutely vital. – Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, Austin 360
- Conspirare is already one of the finest and innovative choral ensembles in the country and with Johnson at the helm, its reputation can only continue to grow. – Paul E. Robinson, The Art of the Conductor
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