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St. Martin’s Chamber Choir 2019-2020 Season

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Season at a Glance 

 


Epic Romanticism: Dvořák Mass in D (with organ)

Although better known in its orchestral version, and considered one of the great mass-settings of the Romantic era, it was originally composed with organ accompaniment, and St. Martin’s performs it as such here. Building on the monumental sound achieved last year to much acclaim in the Rachmaninov Vespers, the Festival Singers add the organ to truly raise the rafters!

S T .  M A R T I N ‘ S  F E S T I V A L  S I N G E R S

Saturday, September 28, 7:30 PM: Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village
Sunday, September 29, 3:00 PM: Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Denver


Musical Wanderings: Songs of Pilgrimage

The road to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain has been trodden by pilgrims from the Middle Ages to the present day, inspiring deeply spiritual outpourings of music. St. Martin’s concentrates on the Medieval and Renaissance Spanish music of this tradition, including from the 12th century Codex Calixtinus.

C A M E O  E N S E M B L E

Friday, November 8, 7:30 PM: St. Andrew’ Episcopal Church, Denver
Saturday, November 9, 7:30 PM: Saint Paul’s Community of Faith, Denver
Sunday, November 10, 3:00 PM: Holy Cross Lutheran, Wheat Ridge


The Twelve Days of Christmas: A Narrative of Carols

St. Martin’s Christmas concerts are a holiday tradition for many hundreds – this year’s concert adds a dramatic, narrative aspect. ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ – referring to the length of the Yuletide Season of the Church calendar – is depicted by St. Martin’s in Twelve scenes, each fashioned around an episode in the Christmas story.  Each scene will be preceded by a dramatic or poetic reading, and then musically portrayed by carols, some familiar, some soon-to-be-favorites, and a few sing-along opportunities.

F U L L  E N S E M B L E / O R G A N

A Denver tradition!

Friday, December 20, 7:30 PM: Saint John’s Cathedral, Denver
Saturday, December 21, 7:30 PM: First Plymouth Congregational Church, Cherry Hills Village
Sunday, December 22, 3:00 PM: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wheat Ridge


“Shiru L’Adonai”: Jewish Sacred Choral Music (with organ)

Shiru L’Adonai (“Sing to the Lord” in Hebrew) celebrates four centuries of Jewish sacred choral music, from the Renaissance’s Salamone Rossi of Venice, to Romantic-era Berlin Cantor Louis Lewandowski (a friend of Mendelssohn and colleague of Brahms), to 20th century additions, including a portion of the haunting but hopeful Sacred Service by Ernest Bloch, written in Switzerland in 1934 as he observed the clouds gathering over neighboring Germany.

F U L L  E N S E M B L E

Friday, February 21, 7:30 PM: Saint Paul’s Community of Faith, Denver
Sunday, February 23, 3:00 PM: Temple Emanuel, Denver

 


“Greensleeves was All my Joy”: British Folksongs

St. Martin’s very first concert in 1993 featured 19th and 20th century arrangements of British folksongs and partsongs, and the choir never fails to please with creative offerings in this field. This concert promises to be another classic in the series – the choir’s bread-and-butter repertoire.

 

C A M E O  E N S E M B L E

Friday, April 24, 7:30 PM: Holy Cross Lutheran, Wheat Ridge
Saturday, April 25, 7:30 PM: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Denver

Saturday, April 26, 3:00 PM: Saint Paul’s Community of Faith, Denver

 


A Mystical Vision: Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G minor

The first great a cappella Mass setting of the 20th century is almost undoubtedly be considered Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G minor for Double Choir of 1922.   And Vaughan Williams is increasingly being appreciated as not just the writer of a handful of perennial orchestral favorites, but as one of the truly great composers of the early 20th century. Introducing the masterwork are a selection of shorter choral works by Vaughan Williams’ teachers, Hubert Parry, Charles Stanford, and Charles Wood.

F U L L  E N S E M B L E

Saturday, June 6, 7:30 PM: First Plymouth Congregational Church, Cherry Hills Village
Sunday, June 7, 3:00 PM: St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church 

 

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