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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Maurice Duruflé: The Complete Choral Works

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Sacred Heart Cathedral, Pueblo
Friday, October 6, 2017 - St. Paul Community of Faith, Denver
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder

Maurice Duruflé’s music has been described as “an eclectic mixture of plainsong, Renaissance polyphony, the organ textures of fellow composers Tournemire and Vierne, and the impressionistic harmonies of Debussy and Ravel.” It is music of supreme craftsmanship and timeless beauty, and Ars Nova will present his complete catalogue of choral works: the beloved Requiem, the exquisite Four Motets, the rarely performed Messe “Cum jubilo” for men’s voices, and the beautiful motet Notre Père.

 

Fire and Ice: Christmas with Ars Nova

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Heart of Longmont UMC, 350 11th Ave., Longmont
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - St. Paul Community of Faith, Denver (afternoon matinee, 4:00pm)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder
Friday, December 15, 2017 - St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder

Special guest artist Nicolò Spera, guitar- read about this extraordinary guitarist here.
 
Ars Nova ignites the dark of winter with the sounds of the classical guitar and the passionate words of Spanish poet Federico García Lorca. The program feature Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s dramatic Romancero Gitano, essentially a guitar concerto with chorus accompaniment. We’ll also celebrate the season with uplifting carols old and new, presented with unique Ars Nova flair.

 

Hidden Masterpieces of the Renaissance

February 23, 2018 - Heart of Longmont UMC, 350 11th Ave., Longmont
February 24, 2018 - St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder
February 25, 2018 - St. Paul Community of Faith, Denver (afternoon matinee, 4:00pm)

Music from the Golden Age: combining the delicacy and strength of a spider’s web, the masterworks of vocal polyphony of the Renaissance weave beautiful melodies together, balancing form and expression in sparkling constructions of musical genius. Featured works include music by Josquin des Pres, Constanza Porta, Orlande de Lassus, and more. Luminous, heavenly sounds!

 

The New Art: Music Beyond Words

April 27, 2018 - Bethany Lutheran Church, Denver
April 28, 2018 - St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder

Music on the edge: adventurous exploration of the sound, color, and expression of the human voice. The program will feature modern masterworks and music by the winners of our 7th Colorado Composers Competition.  Think globally, sing locally!

 

Tickets for all performances on sale by clicking the links above; provided by our online partner, Brown Paper Tickets.