Our Season opens October 4, 5, 6!
Music that Connects
with Stratus Chamber Orchestra,
David Rutherford, conductor
Friday, October 4, 2019, 7:30pm (Immersive Seating)
1st Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd.,Denver
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 7:30pm (Traditional Seating)
Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave., Denver
Sunday, October 6, 2019, 4:00pm matinee (Traditional Seating)
1st United Methodist Church,1421 Spruce Street, Boulder
Tickets for Friday and Saturday concerts sold by Augustana Arts.
Music holds all things together – it’s the connective tissue. Ars Nova Singers and Denver’s Stratus Chamber Orchestra (David Rutherford, conductor) will perform magnificent and famous music written specifically to connect: Intermezzo from Mascagni’s Cavaleria Rusticana, Puccini’s Humming Chorus from Madame Butterfly, and Mozart’s vibrant Regina Coeli (K. 276). As these pieces served to connect acts, scenes, and liturgy, Randall Thompson uses music to connect text, music and the human heart, setting music to the poetry of Robert Frost in his 1959 cycle of songs for chamber orchestra and chorus, Frostiana.
The Elision Project, vol. 3 – with 3rd Law Dance/Theatre
Performances at The Dairy Center, Boulder
Friday, November 22, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 23, 3:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, November 24, 3:00pm
3rd Law Dance/Theater is an award-winning modern/contemporary dance company that demonstrates a passionate belief in the power of live, in-the-moment performance to create original dance/theater work. Music in motion!
Ars Nova Holiday Concerts: Northern Lights
Friday, December 6, 2019 - First Congregational Church, Longmont
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - St. Paul Community of Faith, Denver (matinee, 4:00pm)
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder
Friday, December 13, 2019 - St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder
Featuring the double-chorus Renaissance mass Missa Hodie Christus natus est by Palestrina, as well as Ars Nova’s renowned eclectic mix of holiday repertoire in fresh arrangements.
Music of the Renaissance: The Earthquake Mass
5 PERFORMANCES: February 8, 13, 20, 22, 23 (locations TBA)
Ars Nova Singers has been recognized for presenting vibrant programs of unusual works from the Renaissance. This program features one of the most breathtaking outbursts of the Renaissance imagination, the colossal “Earthquake” Mass by the French composer Antoine Brumel (c. 1460– 1513). The mass has been called “one of the true marvels of Renaissance choral writing,” with its unusual scoring for 12 voices. With special guest Ann Marie Morgan, viola da gamba.
Music Beyond Words: Peace in Our Time
METRO AREA PERFORMANCES: April 16, 18, 24 (locations TBA)
REGIONAL TOUR (3 nights): April 30, May 1-2 (locations TBA)
The song speaks to us. It says: ‘“Stop. Stop with what you are doing, stop thinking, be still for a while, and just be.” We are not created for endless worry and struggle. Remember who you are. We are born from the stars, not from downtrodden earth. We are the light that shines through us. Ars Nova presents music for transformation and inner peace, with Renaissance works by William Byrd and John Sheppard, and modern works by Gorecki, Pärt, Tavener, Boulder’s own Bill Douglas, and more. Let your spirit soar!
We have some marvelous news to share with you, an opportunity that will insure the continuity and existence of Ars Nova Singers far into the future. One of our longtime donors, The Avenir Foundation, recently offered Ars Nova Singers the chance to create an operating endowment. The foundation will fund a portion of the endowment with matching contributions based on donations received by Ars Nova Singers through March 2022. This is both an extraordinary gift and an extraordinary opportunity. What it means for you is that Ars Nova will continue to provide unique programs like this for MANY years to come. There will be more opportunities to hear us, as we expand our geographic offerings, our educational outreach, and our collaborative efforts. For me, it’s the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, as this ensemble and the mission it fulfills in the community WILL continue into the future, even after my tenure as Artistic Director. I am beyond words with gratitude. You’ll be hearing more about this soon, and if you’d like more information now, please email me.
ALSO, here is a PDF of our Case Statement flyer, with complete information, if you’re interested.
– Thomas Edward Morgan, Artistic Director
THANK YOU to all our supporters who contributed on Colorado Gives Day!
We raised over $8,000, surpassing our goal!
Thank you for your generosity and your belief in our mission.
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