DU Jazz Faculty Combo

| February 2, 2014

An ensemble of the finest jazz musicians around, who all happen to be Lamont faculty member, perform a cool evening of jazz.

February 26, 7:30 PM Hamilton Recital Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts

$10 Tickets on sale at the Newman Center Box Office.  Admission is free to all students and DU Pioneer card holders.

Complimentary parking in the Newman Center garage (enter from E. Wesley Ave.

 

 

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir: British Folksongs and Partsongs

| February 2, 2014

That St. Martin’s and Maestro Krueger have had a special relationship with British music over its first twenty years is obvious to most. Here, a broad sampling of folksong arrangements by Vaughan Williams, Holst and Stanford (such as “Loch Lomond” and “Blow away the morning dew”) will be combined with slightly more sophisticated partsongs by Elgar, Parry and Pearsall (“Lay a Garland” and “My love dwelt in a Northern Land”) in celebrating this “special relationship.”

 

Friday, February 7, 7:30 pm, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wheat Ridge

Saturday, February 8, 7:30 pm, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Denver

Sunday, February 9, 3:00 pm, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Denver

 

 

Firesign Vocal Quartet

| December 10, 2013

Our Gift to You: A Firesign Christmas

The renowned quartet returns with a Christmas program of favorites from their critically acclaimed 2012 release “Follow We This Joyful Birth” and new material with a particularly fun and jazzy twist!

This is our gift to you – admission is free, but a free will offering will be taken for those so inclined.

Saturday, December 14, 7:30 pm University Park methodist Church, Denver

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir

| December 10, 2013

A Salzburg Christmas: Echoes of Christmas Past

The Story of Franz Gruber penning “Stille Nacht” on christmas Eve for guitar and voice at a small salzburg church because the organ was not working is well known to most people.  This small “village Christmas” scene will be contrasted with the much grander musical celebration in Salzburg’s cathedral by the likes of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Tomaso Albinoni, and the centerpiece of the program, Michael Haydn’s eight-movement Weihnachtsresponorien for Matins on Christmas Day. St. Martin’s will be joined by members of the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado in the festive set.

Friday, December 13, 7:30 pm, Broomfield Auditorium, Broomfield

Sunday, December 15, 3:00 pm, Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Denver

Friday, December 20, 7:30 pm, Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, Denver

 

 

 

 

 

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir

| October 29, 2013

España, Old World and New: Continental Echoes

Spain sent not just conquistadors and settlers to the New World, but musicians as well, and this concert will sample Spanish villancicos and canzonettas from Old World Iberia (by Francisco Guerrero, for instance) and New World Mexico (by, among others, Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla). Villancicos were light-hearted polyphonic compositions in the vernacular (Spanish and its dialects), comparable in form and content to the Italian madrigal.

Friday, November 8, 7:30 pm, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wheat Ridge
Saturday, November 9, 7:30 pm, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Denver
Sunday, November 10, 3:00 pm, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Denver

 

 

Colorado Art Rock Society Presents: ProgFest 2013

| October 29, 2013

Donna joins members of the Colorado Art Rock Society in classic Yes songs as the finale for this year’s ProgFest.   The event begins at 4:00, and the Yes group will take the stage around 8:00 pm.

Sunday November 3rd, 4:00-8:00

The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut Street, Denver, CO

$7 at the door

 

DU Jazz Faculty in Concert

| October 29, 2013

The DU Jazz Faculty presents the music of recently departed pianists Marian McPartland, George Duke, Cedar Walton and Mulgrew Miller.

Wednesday October 30th, 7:30 PM

Hamilton Recital Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets $10, FREE for students at the Newman Center box office.

The Singers of the Big Band Era – Rocky Mountain Jazz Repertoire Orchestra

| August 18, 2013

Saturday, August 24: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Veranda Tent
All-Inclusive Reservations: $70/person features Castle Mini-Tour, Cash Bar, Supper Buffet, Performance, and Dessert & Coffee Reception with the Musicians.
The Rocky Mountain Jazz Repertoire Orchestra, led by Lynn Baker, will present a Concert featuring some of the most loved vocal repertoire of the Big Band Era. Arrangements featuring the vocal artists from the band, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Chick Webb, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and many others will transport the audience to a time when swing was king and “crooners” reigned supreme!

Lo How a Rose: Christmas with St. Martin’s

| December 13, 2012

Hugo Distler’s haunting and poignant Die Weihnachtsgeschichte (“The Christmas Story”) tells the Nativity narrative, with six variations on the lovely Christmas carol “Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming” setting the mood of this exquisite, powerful work. Other rose-themed Christmas works, ancient and modern, complement Distler’s masterpiece.

Sunday, December 9, 4:00 p.m.
Friday, December 14, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 15, 7:30 p.m.

Broomfield Auditorium, Broomfield
Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral
, Denver
Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church, Denver

Firesign Vocal Quartet CD Release Concerts

| November 13, 2012

Firesign Vocal Quartet celebrates the release of their new CD, Follow We This Joyful Birth.  Firesign is JoAnn Gudvangen-Brown, soprano; Donna Wickham, alto; Ben Riggs, tenor; Terry Schlenker, bass.

The diverse concert program is made up of an eclectic set of holiday repertoire that includes Renaissance polyphony by Palestrina, Victoria, and Praetorius; 20th-century motets by Rubbra, Poulenc, and Tavener; and fresh arrangements of classic Christmas carols by Bradley Ellingboe, Alice Parker, and Laurie Betts Hughes. A particular highlight of the concert and CD is the newly composed work Veni Redemptor by Donna Wickham, as well as a new arrangement of Stille Nacht by Ben Riggs.

December 1, 2012 – St. Andrews Episcopal Church 2015 Glenarm Place, Denver   7:30 PM

December 2, 2012 – St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1600 Grant St, Denver   4:00 PM

Tickets available at the door:  $15 Adults, $12 Seniors, $10 Students