Eight Brentwood School Senior Choir Choristers Sing With Conspirare
CADME, the Calgary Association for the Development of Music Education, sponsored a private concert and workshop with Conspirareon Monday, May 23, 2016, in partnership with Podium 2016, the Rozsa Foundation, Cantare Children’s Choir, Luminous Voices and Mount Royal Conservatory. The Conspirare Workshop was held at the Bella Concert Hall in the Taylor Centre of the Performing Arts at Mount Royal University. Brentwood School had eight Senior Choir students participating: Jaden Frizzell, Trinity Haynes, Zhara Harney, Rhianna Hermanson, Valencia Hoelzley, Madeline Hvingelby, Lucas Noel and Jennifer Thiessen.
Conspirare, directed by Craig Hella Johnson, is the 2015 Grammy award winner (and 2016 nominee) for best Choral Performance. Based out of Texas, they travelled to Edmonton to perform as the feature choir at Podium 2016, the bi-annual national choral conference and festival. For students and conductors unable to attend Podium, CADME offered the chance to hear this phenomenal choir. Craig Hella Johnson is an incredible composer, clinician and conductor and our eight Senior Choir choristers were extremely lucky to have this opportunity! Our students observed a mini-concert and Q&A with Conspirare, rehearsed Stephen Paulus' Pilgrims' Hymn in sectionals and then in full rehearsal with Conspirare’s director Craig Hella Johnson.