A new choral group, From Those Who Follow The Echoes, will showcase new music as part of the Kick-Off Party for Contemporary Art month.
Led by artistic director Nathan Felix, the 30-piece collective made their San Antonio debut back in November during a pop-up performance at Hotel Emma.
After entering the hotel’s famed Sternewirth Bar and Clubroom, the group dispersed throughout the mezzanine and stairs to give a 20-minute performance of new original works in Latin. They then jumped on a bus and gave an impromptu encore performance on the Hays Street Bridge during Luminaria.
The group’s mission is to bring contemporary choral and classical music to various Texas venues such as museums and art galleries and to reach new or underserved communities through free pop-up performances in non-traditional spaces.
Felix, a self-taught composer and former punk rocker, released his first symphony in 2013 titled The Curse the Cross and the Lion and is the subject of a documentary of the same title.
The CAM Kick-Off Party is on March 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum with the choral performance starting shortly after 6:30 p.m.
The group plans to use movement along the walls along with the reverberation of the museum as part of their performance.
CAM Kick Off Party, free, 6 to 9 p.m., Thurs., March 2, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, 116 Blue Star, (210) 227-6960, electrochestral.com