Under the direction of Joshua Miller

Austin Singers,  the Austin Community College Choruses, and First Baptist Church of Austin Sanctuary Choir present together with the Pamela Hart Quintet

Robert Ray’s

 Gospel Mass

along with traditional spirituals, jazz and contemporary gospel music. 

Saturday, April 28th 7:30 pm
St James Episcopal Church –
1941 Webberville Road

Sunday, April 29th 11 am
First Baptist Church of Austin – 901 Trinity

Sunday, April  29th 3:00 pm
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church – 1500 N Capital of Texas Highway

Saturday and Sunday afternoon:  $15 General Admission – Free for ACC students and staff.  Tickets available at the door.

Sunday morning:  Contributions will be accepted.

Spring 2012

During the Spring of 2012 the Austin Singers, in conjunction with the choirs of Austin Community College, will present a concert featuring traditional spirituals and contemporary choral gospel music.  The ensemble rehearses on Monday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at the Austin First Baptist Church, with rehearsals start on January 23, 2012.  Concert dates are April 28 & 29, 2012 in Austin.  Singers are also eligible to register for academic credit through ACC.  See audition information here.

Let All the World

Austin Singers, the Austin Community Choruses, and Brass Ensemble present Rutter’s Gloria and Britten’s Ode to St. Cecelia along with works by Vaughan Williams, Purcell, and The Beatles.

Monday, November 14, 2011, at 7:30 p.m.
St. Matthews Episcopal Church
8134 Mesa Drive.
Austin, Texas

$5 General Admission.
Tickets available at the door.

Sign Language Interpreter Provided Upon Request. Contact aint@austincc.edu or call 512- 223-6151 at least 48 hours prior to the event.

Austin Singers is proud to announce their association with Joshua T Miller.

Joshua Miller comes to Austin from southern West Virginia were he was the Director of Vocal Studies at Concord University.  Miller is now the interim choral conductor at Austin Community College.

He has conducted staged operatic productions for the Boston Opera Collaborative, Opera Columbus, M.I.T. and the College Light Opera Company.  Miller has also prepared choruses and coached singers for the Harvard University Lowell House Opera.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education from Marshall University and Master of Music Degree in Choral Conducting from The Ohio State University.

Miller has participated in the Eastman School of Music Conductor’s Institute and was a conducting fellow at the Yale University Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.  He made his European conducting debut in public performances of opera overtures by Rossini and Wagner at the International Conductor’s Institute.  Miller is currently in his first year of graduate studies in the Butler Opera Center at the University of Texas.  http://sites.google.com/site/joshuatravismiller/.

The fall concert in conjunction with the combined choirs of ACC will include Rutter’s Gloria and Vaughn Williams’  Let All the Earth in Every Corner Sing from  Five Mystical Songs.  The concert will be November 14, 2011, at 7:30 p.m.  at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa Drive.

Rehearsals begin Jan 24th, 7:00pm at the Austin First Baptist Church.

Spring Program, featuring music by some of the greatest living choral composers (plus Bartok):

miserere Arvo Pärt
Five Hebrew Love Songs Eric Whitacre
The Lord is My Light and My Salvation John Rutter
Hungarian Folk Songs Bela Bartok
Untraveled Worlds Paul Halley

With a world premiere commission “The Road was lit with Moon and Star” by award-winning Austinite David Jones based on an Emily Dickinson poem!

The Austin Singers presents Arvo Pärt’s “miserere.” Along with some of Austin’s
finest vocal and instrumental sololist, this 20th century masterwork composed by one of the
world’s greatest living composers is a powerful display of musical genius. Pärt’s brilliance comes in
his ability to create new works using plainchant and early polyphonic techniques, skillfully bridging the
gap between early and contemporary music. This concert will also feature “Five Hebrew Love Songs” by Eric Whitacre and a newly commissioned work by award winning Austin composer David Jones. Concerts will be held at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa Dr., on April 8 and 9 at 7:30pm.

To audition, contact Jim Shepherd by clicking on the “contact us” link to the right and sending an email, or call 512-233-4008.

The Austin Singers will be holding auditions for the upcoming season beginning the week of August 16th. The choir will be singing the Karl Jenkins “The Armed Man Mass: A Mass For Peace” with orchestra and video (see youtube clips below). The choir will combine with the Austin Community College Chorus to make a choir of over 130 singers. Rehearsals are Mondays from 7-9:30PM at the First Baptist Church downtown. Rehearsals begin August 23 and run until the concerts on November 19 and 20. The spring concert will feature the contemporary choral music of Eric Whitacre, Dan Forrest, Jonathan Dove, Morten Lauridsen, and a world priemere by Austin composer David Jones. The spring season will rehearse approximately from the end of January until the end of April. Please click the “contact us” link to set up an audition or for more information.

Rehearsals for the new season begin August 23 at the Austin First Baptist Church at 7pm. The choir will be performing the critically acclaimed contemporary choral masterwork “The Armed Man Mass: A Mass For Peace” by world renowned British composer Karl Jenkins. This work, written in 2001, has quickly become a standard piece in the choral repertoire with over 800 performances in less than a decade. The Austin Singers will perform this work on November 19 and 20 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, with both concerts beginning at 7:30pm.

A few of the movements from the mass:

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