Ars Nova Singers

music beyond words

Boulder, Colorado USA

(303) 499-3165

Specializing in a cappella music of the Renaissance and the 20th and 21st centuries, Ars Nova Singers of Boulder, Colorado is presenting its 30th concert season in 2015-2016. The professional-core vocal ensemble conducted by founding Artistic Director Thomas Edward Morgan is composed of 36 selectively auditioned choral musicians from the Denver/Boulder metropolitan region.

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"Several years ago, I was introduced to Ars Nova by a dear friend. I was enchanted with the mingling of the new and old by brilliant direction and magnificent voices. Being part of a diverse audience, sharing in the joy of discovery is critical to my — and our community’s – well-being. Am grateful to have discovered such a gem of an ensemble! Entertainment and transcendence in the same package is nearly impossible to achieve."  –  Anne Ross

Upcoming Performances


A Colorado Holiday Tradition: Christmas with Ars Nova

Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:30pm - St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 2:00pm – Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village(note 2:00pm matinee time)
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3:00pm – St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder(note 3:00pm matinee time)

A Colorado holiday tradition! Celebrate the season with unusual, rarely-heard music for the season; a program that balances novelty and tradition, mystery and jubilation, familiar melodies with innovative new sounds. Featured works include early music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; modern works by William Hawley, Marjorie Hess, John Paynter, and Steven Stucky; Franz Biebl’s beloved Ave Maria; traditional carols in vibrant new arrangements; and more. Join us!

Kathryn Harms is a versatile performer and innovative teacher based in Boulder. From state fair performances to international solo recitals, she is passionate about increasing the exposure, appreciation, and demand for harp in today’s music scenes. Harms performs regularly throughout Colorado with recent highlights including performances with the Boulder Philharmonic, Fort Collins Symphony, and the National Repertory Orchestra. Harms received her Master of Music degree from the University of Colorado Boulder as a student of Janet Harriman, and her Bachelor of Music degree from Ball State University as a student of Elizabeth Richter. Harms maintains a private teaching studio based in Boulder.


“…A fresh, fascinating yule program that transports listeners
around the world and centuries back in time.”  – The Denver Post






Music of the Renaissance: Voices & Viols

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 7:30pm – St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder
Sunday, February 26, 2017, 4:00pm – St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Denver

A program of Renaissance masterworks from the 15th-17th centuries,  presented in collaboration with String, a consort of viols (Anne Marie Morgan, director).






Rachmaninoff: The Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, op. 31

Friday, April 28, 2017, 7:30pm – St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Denver
Saturday, April 29, 2017 – St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder - ticket information coming soon

Last season, we celebrated the centenary of Rachmaninoff’s Vespers; by audience request, this season we’ll present the “other a cappella choral masterpiece” by the Russian master, composed in 1909.