June 11 at 7:30 p.m. & June 13 at 4:00 p.m. | Virtual Concert

Conspirare soloists Stefanie Moore, Laura Mercado-Wright, Dann Coakwell and Simon Barrad perform songs evocative late spring and early summer and then come together as a quartet with pianist Austin Haller in the world premiere of Kile Smith’s April Showerscommissioned by Conspirare.  For April Showers, Smith composed brand-new music to popular songs from after the Spanish Flu epidemic and World War, telling of loss, loneliness, dreams, love, and hope, and Smith says, “they speak just as strongly now—in our physical and emotional separations—as they did then.” Robert Harlan and John Stinson, who produced Conspirare Christmas 2020, return to bring this music to your screen. 


  • Where’er You Walk (from Semele) - George Frideric HandelI
  • Wish It So - Marc Blitzstein
  • Laurie’s Aria (The Tender Land) - Aaron Copland
  • Sure on this Shining Night - Samuel Barber
  • April Showers world premiere - Kile Smith     
  • That Old Gang of Mine
  • All Alone
  • The Prisoner’s Song
  • Tea For Two
  • April Showers

Each performance will be followed by a live post-concert conversation with Craig Hella Johnson, Kile Smith, and the artists.


Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: FREE / Donation Suggested

Presenter Details

  • Name: Conspirare
  • Conspirare is a virtuoso choir. Our Grammy®-winning ensemble comprises distinctive solo artists who are also committed to the highest level of ensemble performance. These professional singers travel to Austin from around the country to perform together, providing our audiences with a rare level of choral music making.