Video Interview with Liz Cass

In this first ATXclassical video interview of what we hope will be many, we sat down with local mezzo-soprano Liz Cass who will be performing with Chorus Austin this upcoming weekend. We talk about how she started her singing career and delve deeper into Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder and Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody, two of the works on […]

Austin Is Home to the Most Adorable Conductor

For 23 years running, Chorus Austin has hosted the annual Sing-it-Yourself Messiah in which audiences are invited to sing along to the choruses of Handel’s masterpiece. Every year, the Chorus also raffles off tickets for a chance to conduct the chorus, soloists and orchestra in an encore of the Hallelujah Chorus. For many music fans, […]

Chorus Austin Ready for Russian Challenge

Chorus Austin opens its 48th season this weekend with a towering work in the Russian canon: Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil. The work consists of settings of texts from the Russian Orthodox Church’s All-night vigil ceremony, which includes Vespers (as the work is sometimes referred to). The work got its premiere in 1915 in Moscow and just […]

Conspirare to Present a Post Pulitzer Prize World Premiere

“Reminding you that all music was once new.” That’s how the American Composers Forum’s “Composers Datebook” radio segment, which is also aired by KMFA, ends every day. A very simple, yet strong reminder that new works are so crucial to the vitality of classical music. Lucky for us, contemporary classical music is not an odd […]