St. Martin’s Chamber Choir
2018-2019 Concert Season
St. Martin’s 25th Anniversary Year
Season tickets will go on sale late summer with individual concert tickets available early in September
Icons in Sound:
THE RACHMANINOFF VESPERS
S T . M A R T I N ‘ S F E S T I V A L S I N G E R S
Sergei Rachmaninoff’s beloved and monumental All-Night Vespers is sung by the St. Martin’s Festival Singers – an expansion of the 24-voice chamber choir with the addition of 30+ auditioned community singers to create the deep, rich sonorities required for this archetypal repertoire.
Friday, September 28, 7:30 PM: Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, Denver
Saturday, September 29, 7:30 PM: Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Denver
Sunday, September 30, 3:00 PM: Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village
The Eleventh Hour:
St. Martin’s commemorates the 100th aniversary of the end of the First World War with Giovanni Francesco Anerio’s rarely heard Requiem, which is among the most brilliant and translucent settings of this usually somber text – giving it a hopeful and uplifting aura.
Friday, November 2, 7:30 PM: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wheat Ridge
Saturday, November 3, 7:30 PM: St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, Denver
Sunday, November 4, 3:00 PM: Saint Paul Community of Faith, Denver
A Marian Christmas:
MAIDEN and MOTHER
F U L L E N S E M B L E / O R G A N
Christmas with St. Martin’s. A Denver tradition!
St. Martin’s offers Christmas music by female composers, in honor of Mary, providing a uniquely feminine insight into the Nativity – with renowned organist Richard Robertson. This concert marks the 20th anniversary of St. Martin’s first – and most beloved – CD recording, A Marian Christmas.
Friday, December 14, 7:30 PM: Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, Denver
Sunday, December 16, 3:00 PM: First Plymouth Congregational Church, Cherry Hills Village
Friday, December 21, 7:30 PM: Saint Paul Community of Faith, Denver
Saturday, December 22, 7:30 PM: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wheat Ridge
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Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral
The WOLF on the FOLD:
MUSIC of PROTEST
F U L L E N S E M B L E
St. Martin’s Chamber Choir joined with nine other choral organizations across the U.S. to commission Los Angeles composer J.A.C. Redford in a new work for chorus, piano and cello, The Destruction of Sennacherib, the text by Lord Byron. With this concert set St. Martin’s performs the work’s regional premiere. Jean Berger’s quirky and playful Skelton Poems for piano and chorus, with a text by English Renaissance poet John Skelton, which St. Martin’s recorded in the presence of the composer in 2002, makes a reappearance in concert.
Friday, February 22, 7:30 PM: Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village
Sunday, February 24, 3:00 PM: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wheat Ridge
From Baroque to Mariachi
St. Martin’s presents music of the Mexican Baroque! On Friday night’s concert, ONE NIGHT ONLY, St. Martin’s is joined by Mariachi Los Correcaminos, performing traditional Mariachi music, as well as the world premiere of a stylistically hybrid work written for both ensembles. (Note: Mariachi Los Correcaminos joins St. Martin’s Friday evening only. Saturday night’s concert is St. Martin’s only.)
Friday, April 5, 7:30 PM: The King Center on the Auraria Higher Education Campus, Denver
Saturday, April 6, 7:30 PM: St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, Denver
Classical Guitar with Nicolò Spera
F U L L E N S E M B L E
St. Martin’s 25th season concludes with flair with Italian guitar and choral music, featuring classical guitar sensation Nicolò Spera in the world premiere of Triptych: Madonna and Child, inspired by three Renaissance paintings of Nicola Campogrando. The featured work is Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s iconic Romancero Gitano with texts by Federico García Lorca.
Saturday, June 2, 7:30 PM: Saint Gabriel the Archangel Episcopal Church, Cherry Hills Village
Sunday, June 3, 3:00 PM: Saint Paul Community of Faith, Denver
Season tickets will go on sale late summer with individual concert tickets being available early in September. For further information or for telephone sales, contact us at 303-298-1970.