7:30 PM19:30

Conspirare - Considering Matthew Shepard

Considering Matthew Shepard: Command Encore At Ravinia Festival 

Now Airing Nationwide: Considering Matthew Shepard on PBS!

Chicago Tribune Top 10 Classical Concert of 2018: “The long-awaited Chicago-area premiere of this oratorio, a profound contemplation on the 1998 murder of gay college student, Shepard, proved to be not only one of the most moving performances of the year but also one of the most hopeful.”

“Much more than just one man’s story. In some respects, it was everyone’s story, a reflection on human travails and heavenly aspirations.” – Howard Reich 

View Event →
to Apr 16

Conspirare - Considering Matthew Shepard National Tour

Conspirare’s current touring project, Considering Matthew Shepard, is a Grammy-nominated three-part oratorio composed by Craig Hella Johnson. The work, which debuted at number four on Billboard’s Traditional Classical Chart, is an evocative and compassionate musical response to the murder of Matthew Shepard. Matthew Shepard was a young, gay college student at the University of Wyoming who in October 1998 was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a lonely field under a blanket of stars. When Shepard passed away, five days later, an offended world looked on  Composer Craig Hella Johnson had a profoundly personal reaction to both the murder and its resonance.

APRIL 2019

04.13.19 (7:30pm), Saturday 

Stanford University’s Bing Hall
327 Lasuen St., Stanford, CA 94032

Buy tickets online 


04.16.19 (7:30pm), Tuesday

University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall 

1020 E University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85719

Tickets and additional information

View Event →
11:15 AM11:15

Clayton State University Chorale - Young People's Concert @ Spivey Hall

BOUT THE ARTIST: The Clayton State University Chorale has three major goals, focusing on the music, the individual, and the school. Chorale is where students are given the opportunity to explore and to perform great choral works. Works of a challenging nature are chosen to encourage both musical skill and appreciation. The chorale is also designed to encourage each individual to attain his or her greatest potential as a singer and ensemble member. Students are encouraged to explore all colors on their vocal palette and to use them in concord with their fellow singers. Lastly, the chorale is designed to give public performances of high quality, to create public interest in Clayton State University and to recruit new students to the department of music.





View Event →
to Jan 27

Kinnara Ensemble - Transcendence

Join us as we contemplate that which surpasses our physical bonds. Music to include Vaughan Williams' Mass in G Minor, Kernis' Ecstatic Meditations and works by Elder and Rheinberger.

JD Burnett, conductor


St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church
1790 Lavista Rd
Midtown | Atlanta, GA

To purchase tickets for this concert, please click here.


Grace Episcopal Church
422 Brenau Ave NE
Gainesville, GA

Presented by Friends of Music at Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville.


View Event →
to Dec 1

Christmas at Clayton State

Clayton State University Chorale

Masterworks Chorus at Spivey Hall

Clayton State University Orchestra

Friday, Nov 30 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, Dec 1 at 3:00 pm

Spivey Hall

Clayton State University

Dr. Harris Ipock and Dr. Richard Bell, conductors

View Event →
to Nov 17

Conspirare - Bach Motets

A concert celebrating the art and craft of choral composition. In this program J. S. Bach’s motets – gleaming pearls of elegant compositional craft – form a framework for music that expresses emotions from weary lament to exuberant joy.

View Event →
10:00 AM10:00

Conspirare: Interment of Matthew Shepard's Ashes at Washington National Cathedral

Conspirare has accepted an invitation to perform at the interment of Matthew Shepard’s ashes at Washington National Cathedral on October 26. The service will be livestreamed at Conspirare will perform selections from Considering Matthew Shepard during the service and a suite of movements from the work as part of a postlude concert.

 Artistic Director Craig Hella Johnson commented, “To be asked to sing at Washington National Cathedral is, for any occasion, a momentous invitation. To be invited by the Cathedral for this particular moment— this final laying to rest of Matthew’s ashes— is a matter of the deepest and most meaningful significance. Tears came to my eyes when we first received the call. We have been singing “Matthew’s song” now for four years — this dear Matthew Shepard, whose life and death have broken open the heart of our nation to a vision of a more loving world, past the hatred and divisive climate which troubles us all so greatly.” Conspirare’s appearance comes on the heels of a seven-city national tour that began in Laramie, WY 20 years to the day Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten. A nationally distributed special co-produced by KLRU, PBS-Austin and Conspirare featuring performance and documentary footage is now airing nationally (check local listings). 

View Event →
to Oct 12

Conspirare - Considering Matthew Shepard National Tour

10.06.18 (7:30pm), Saturday 

Presented by University of Wyoming and Conspirare

Laramie High School Auditorium

1710 Boulder Dr., Laramie, WY 82070

Free event, advance reservations required

Presented as part of the University of Wyoming’s Matthew Shepard 20th Memorial Events 


10.07.18 (7:30pm), Sunday 

Presented by LC LIVE

Griffin Concert Hall, University Center for the Arts  
1400 Remington St., Fort Collins, CO 80524

Buy tickets online


10.09.18 (7:30pm), Tuesday 

Presented by Transylvania University 

Mitchell Fine Arts Center

300 N. Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508

Free event, advance reservations required


10.10.18 (8:00pm), Wednesday  

Presented by Green Guest Artist Concerts

DePauw School of Music, Green Center, Kresge Auditorium
605 S. College Avenue, Greencastle, IN 46135

Buy tickets online


10.12.18 (7:30pm), Friday

NDSU Choral Symposium Concerts 

Festival Concert Hall

12th Avenue N., Fargo ND 58105

Buy tickets online

Presented in conjunction with the Relevance, an NDSU and American Choral Director’s Association Choral Symposium

View Event →
to Sep 18

Conspirare - Considering Matthew Shepard National Tour

09.12.18 (7:30pm)
Presented by the Ravinia Festival 
Martin Theatre
418 Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60035

09.14.18 (7:30pm)
Goshen College Music Center, Sauder Hall
1700 S Main St., Goshen, IN 46526

09.16.18 (3:00pm), Sunday 
Midland Center for the Arts
1801 W. St. Andrews Road, Midland, MI 48640

09.17.18 (8:00pm), Monday
Bowling Green State University, Kobacker Hall 
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403

View Event →
to Aug 9

Santa Fe Desert Chorale 2018 Summer Season

Now entering his ninth season as Music Director, Joshua Habermann leads the 24-voice professional Chorale in repertoire spanning seven centuries, from medieval polyphony to contemporary works. The composition of the Chorale is truly national in scope and the ensemble is recognized among the finest American chamber choirs.

View Event →
to Jun 16

Conspirare - Considering Matthew Shepard

Led from the piano by Johnson, Considering Matthew Shepard showcases the award-winning artistry of Conspirare’s singers with a chamber ensemble of renowned instrumentalists. This three-part fusion oratorio speaks with a fresh and bold voice, incorporating a variety of musical styles seamlessly woven into a unified whole.

View Event →
7:30 PM19:30

Shenandoah Conservatory Choir: Our Songs Resound

  • Braddock St. United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Brian Woods, piano; Thomas Mitts, organ

David Meyer, baritone; Kathryn Green, contralto; Julian Schwarz, cello

Conservatory Choir presents Our Songs Resound, a program featuring a selection of choral works and art songs by German, English and American composers, as well as Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, op. 9, with Shenandoah Conservatory faculty soloists.

Barber: O Thou, Who Art Unchangeable from Prayers of Kierkegaard, op. 30
Brahms: Warum?, op. 92, No. 4
Brahms: Der Abend, op. 64, No. 2
Schumann: Mein schöner Stern, op. 101, No. 4
Rheinberger: Abendlied, op. 69, No. 3
Finney: See How the Arched Earth from Sperichal Madrigals
Thompson: Choose Something Like a Star from Frostiana
Vaughan Williams: The Infinite Shining Heavens from Songs of Travel
Bahamanian Spritual (arr. Luboff): All My Trials
Gilkyson (arr. Johnson): Requiem
Maurice Duruflé: Requiem, op. 9

View Event →
7:30 PM19:30

Shenandoah Conservatory Choir - Music of the Reformation (Bach-Handel Festival)

Harris Ipock, conductor

The 2017 Bach-Handel Festival kicks off with Music from the Reformation, a special program commemorating the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation with an interactive concert-lecture performed by Conservatory Choir in collaboration with musicology professor Alanna Tierno at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winchester, Virginia.

View Event →
7:00 PM19:00

Shenandoah Conservatory Choral Showcase

Harris Ipock and Karen Keating, conductors

Conservatory Choir, Cantus Singers, Shenandoah Chorus and Shenandoah Singers present an evening of diverse choral works.

Vincent Persichetti: Selections from Celebrations (Shenandoah Chorus)
William Averitt: Bound Unto Canaan (Cantus Singers)
William Billings: Africa (Conservatory Choir)
Cyrillus Kreek: Õnnis on inimene (Conservatory Choir)
Johannes Brahms: Der Abend (Conservatory Choir)
Traditional Spiritual: My Lord, What a Mornin’ (Conservatory Choir)
Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly: True Colors (Shenandoah Singers)
Matthew Prime, Justin Franks, Charlie Puth, Breyan Isaac, Maureen McDonald, Shy Carter: One Call Away (Shenandoah Singers)
Ryan Tedder, Nowel Zancanella: I Lived (Shenandoah Singers)
Randall Thompson: Choose Something Like a Star (Combined Choirs)
Traditional: Unclouded Day (Combined Choirs)

View Event →
to Aug 15

Santa Fe Desert Chorale Summer Season

In repertoire spanning seven centuries, the composition of the Chorale is truly national in scope and the ensemble is recognized among the finest American chamber choirs. The programming theme for the 2017 Summer Festival is Liberté and Justice. Leading the Chorale as Music Director for his ninth season is Joshua Habermann. 

View Event →
to Jan 21

Harvard Glee Club Tour of Asia

Harris Ipock, conductor

January 1: National Taichung Theatre, Taichung, Taiwan

January 2: National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

January 4: Korean International School, Seoul, Republic of Korea

January 5: Gunsan Arts Center- Joint Concert with the Gunsan Civic Chorale- Gunsan, Republic of Korea

January 7: Yonsei Centennial Hall- Joint Concert with the Yonsei Glee Club- Seoul, Republic of Korea

January 10: Izumi Hall, Osaka, Japan

January 14: Rohm Hall- Joint Concert with the Kyoto University Men’s Glee Club-  Kyoto, Japan

January 16: Kioi Hall, Tokyo, Japan

January 18: Sakura Hall- Joint Concert with the Waseda University Glee Club- Tokyo, Japan

January 20: Concert Hall, Koriyama, Japan

View Event →