Concert Schedule

Fredericksburg Music Club, Inc. Newsletter

Conspirare, Path Of Miracles - In Concert

January 19, 2012
There are four ways folks may purchase tickets for the CONSPIRARE concert "PATH OF MIRACLES"
January 19, 7:30 pm at St Mary"s Catholic Church
Tickets on
Tickets at concert 15 January- Fredericksburg Music Club- UMC Methodist Church- 3 pm
Tickets at Bierschwale-Rees Insurance- 1105 North Llano- 997 7693 Monday - Thursday 16 - 19 January, 2012
Tickets at the door Thursday 19 January- 7:00 pm St. Mary's Church
All tickets for the Fredericksburg performance $ 20 general seating ( for Austin performances up $ 48 )

  Craig Hella Johnson Artistic Director & Conductor - Performers Biography  

Craig Hella Johnson
Renowned as one of the most influential voices in choral conducting in the United States, Craig Hella Johnson brings a depth of knowledge, artistic sensitivity, and imagination to his programs. As founder and Artistic Director of Conspirare, Johnson has assembled some of the finest singers in the country to form a world-class, award-winning organization committed to creating dynamic choral art.

Glaser Steven In Concert

In addition to his work with Conspirare, Johnson also serves as Creative Director and Conductor of the Victoria Bach Festival, an annual event that draws musicians and critical praise from around the country. Of Johnson’s performance of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Mike Greenberg of the San Antonio Express-News wrote: “Through all the amazing ebbs and flows of dynamics, the radiant balances, the seamless connection of episodes, the theatrically astute tempo relations, the unified structural arc, the music shone forth with organic naturalness. Nothing sounded fussed over. Everything just sounded right.”

Johnson served as Director of Choral Activities (1990-2001) at the University of Texas in Austin where he led the graduate program in conducting. He was artistic director of San Francisco-based Chanticleer (1998-1999) and has served as guest conductor with the Austin Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Santa Fe Symphony, Chicago’s Music of the Baroque, and the Berkshire Choral Festival. In September 2009 Johnson travelled to Taiwan to conduct the Taipei Male Choir.


Praised by audiences and critics, Johnson’s programs are hailed as thought-provoking musical journeys. One unique aspect of Johnson’s programming is his signature “collage” style: through-composed programs that marry music and poetry to seamlessly blend sacred and secular, classical and contemporary, classical and popular. In 2006 he was engaged to create a special peace-themed collage program for the North Central ACDA convention. He was also engaged by the St. Olaf Choir to create and conduct a collage program during a five-week residency with the choir in spring 2007. A composer and arranger, Johnson works with G. Schirmer Publishing on the Craig Hella Johnson Choral Series, featuring specially selected composers as well as some of his original compositions and arrangements. His works are also published by Alliance Music Publications. Also an accomplished vocalist and pianist, he released his first solo CD “Thorns on the Rose” in 2008 on the Booker Music label. Johnson’s distinctive style and commitment to the choral art have led him to be honored with several awards, including 2008 induction into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame and the 2009 Louis Botto Award for Innovative Action and Entrepreneurial Zeal, given by Chorus America. A native of Minnesota, Johnson studied at St. Olaf College, the Juilliard School, and the University of Illinois and earned his doctorate at Yale University. As the recipient of a National Arts Fellowship, Johnson studied with Helmuth Rilling at the International Bach Academy in Stuttgart, Germany.





Fredericksburg Music Club, P.O. Box 1214, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

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