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Festival Singers at the Colorado Music Festival

My thanks to David Rutherford for broadcasting the entire Terry Schlenker Mass for Double Choir yesterday morning on “Sacred Classics” on KVOD/Colo. Public Radio 90.1FM.  I only caught the tail end of it, but thought the choir sounded marvelous, even though that recording is now over a decade old.  In fact, almost 15 years old!

The St. Martin’s Festival Singers (which is an extension of the Chamber Choir – it consists of a core of 24 chamber singers, and 40-some auditioned volunteers) is appearing twice this summer with the Colorado Music Festival at Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder.  The first, featuring the full complement of Festival Singers, will perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony on July 13 and 14; and the women of the Festival Singers will perform in the Holst “Planets” (the Neptune movement, from off-stage) on July 27 and 28.  I’m pleased that, with the debut of the Festival Singers just last September, they’ve garnered enough notice that they were invited to form the choruses for these two exciting works with one of the finest orchestras in Colorado.

For details of performance times (note that both Fridays are at an unusually early time) and to obtain tickets, go here: http://coloradomusicfestival.org/festival/  Hearing a concert at Chautauqua is a wonderful experience, and every Coloradan should do it at least once!