Sacred Poetry – The Music of England and America

We are starting our 2022-2023 season with two performances of a concert program that will offer a glimpse into the English sensibility of blending sacred themes and idioms with poetry from the 15th to the 20th century. Moreover, the performance will be exploring how England’s tradition, as well as the common language, influence America’s traditions.
The program will feature choral works by English composers such as Thomas Tallis, Charles Parry, Charles Stanford, Imogen Holst, and John Rutter. Also included in this program are works by American composers Stephen Paulus, Jake Runestad, and Alice Parker.
*** Admission is free for both performances! ***
(Links below will take you to the event invites)
First performance:
Friday, September 9 at 7:30 PM
Advent Lutheran Church
3232 S. Cooper Street, Arlington, TX 76015
Second performance:
Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
6121 E. Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX 75214

Reflections – A Lenten Concert

Spend an evening with Inspirata during this Lenten season as we contemplate and prepare ourselves for the celebration of the death and resurrection of Christ at Easter.

We will have 2 performances:
Advent Lutheran Church in Arlington on Friday, Mar. 18
Zion Lutheran Church in Dallas on Sunday, Mar. 27

With works from Bairstow, Hogan, Gjeilo, Palestrina and others, our selections provide a backdrop for introspection and penitence as we explore the meaning of Lent and chronical the events of Holy Week.

We hope you’ll join us for this very special concert.

Sacred Sounds of Christmas

Join us as we celebrate the Christmas season with an inspiring collection of motets and hymns!  With the opportunity to sing along to some of your favorite songs, this event is open to all ages and admission is free.

We will have 2 performances:
Advent Lutheran Church in Arlington on Dec. 17
Zion Lutheran Church in Dallas on Dec. 18

This concert will include works by Arnesen, Clausen, Gjeilo, Stopford and others.

We hope to see you there!

CANCELLED: Reflections Concert

Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and well-being of our audience and singers, we are cancelling our Reflections concert which was originally scheduled for Sunday, March 22.

This was not an easy decision to make but given the current state of the coronavirus pandemic we felt this to be the most prudent course of action.

At this time, we hope that you will join us in praying for all those who have been affected by the virus and encourage everyone to do their part to help prevent further spread of the virus.

We thank you for your understanding,
The Singers of Inspirata

Reflections – A Lenten Concert

As we begin this season of Lent, we hope you’ll consider making our upcoming program a part of your Lenten celebration.

Sunday, March 22 at 7:00 pm

Cathedral Guadalupe
2215 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201

With works by Bairstow, Tavener, Palestrina and many others, you won’t want to miss it!

Carols at Cathedral

Join us as we celebrate the Christmas season with an inspiring collection of organ music, motets and hymns! With the opportunity to sing-along to some of your favorite songs, this event is open to all ages and admission is free.

Thursday, December 19th at 8:00 pm

Cathedral Guadalupe
2215 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201

We hope to see you there!

Sacred Carols Concert at the Museum of Biblical Art

This was our first time singing at the Museum of Biblical Art and we'll definitely be back, again! The space was amazing and the artwork on display was simply breathtaking! If you haven't been there, you should definitely check it out.

Special thanks to those at the museum for their hospitality and to all our family and friends who made it out to support us!

Next stop...Cathedral Guadalupe for our "Carols at Cathedral" concert. Hope to see you there!

In Concert with Carlo Pezzimenti

In our upcoming concert, “Music for the Soul”, we will be collaborating with Carlo Pezzimenti.

Carlo is an internationally recognized guitar teacher and performer. He has served on the faculty of Texas Woman’s University since 1980, teaching guitar lessons and guitar ensemble. Since beginning his study of classical guitar in Florence, Italy at the age of thirteen, Mr. Pezzimenti has worked successfully to impart his wealth of knowledge to students, to further develop his artistry, and to share his musical philosophy with audiences around the world.

Mr. Pezzimenti attended Andrés Segovia’s “Music in Compostela” summer festivals in 1973 and 1974. While studying with the “father of the classical guitar,” he laid a strong foundation for his musical career. Mr. Pezzimenti continued his studies at Loyola University in Rome with Sergio Notaro. Later, he earned a degree in music from the prestigious Morlacchi Conservatory in Perugia, and furthered his studies with Jose Tomás in Alicante, Spain. After returning to the United States in 1974, he attended master classes with Jesús Silva, Oscar Ghighlia and Federico Moreno-Torroba. His private studies with Segovia continued from 1980 to 1985 during annual visits to Madrid.

Carlo Pezzimenti’s Carnegie Hall debut took place in 1982 to great acclaim. Subsequent performances included concerts with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, and the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Pezzimenti has also performed throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, and China. He has given live performances on the radio in Spain and the United States, appeared on the PBS television special, “Up Close,” and has been interviewed on National Public Radio’s “Latino USA.” Recent recordings on the Mapleshade Records label include Diplogenesis and The Garden of Occult Pleasures. In 2009 he traveled to Madrid and Barcelona, Spain and Perpignan, France, where he performed works by contemporary composers of the Americas including James Chenevert, Brian Clement Foreman, and Ernesto Garcia de Leon of Mexico City. Mr. Pezzimenti’s newest CD, La Guitarra de Plata, is on the Vadan Record Label, Mr. Pezzimenti also holds a faculty position at Brookhaven College in Dallas.