The St. Martin’s Chamber Choir’s February concerts (Winter Winds) are taking shape (we’ve had one rehearsal, and I was struck by how immediately the choir blended on and blossomed to the music! Like ducks to water, my singers seem to take to certain kinds of classic, lushly harmonic a cappella repertoire. I might even have to cancel a rehearsal, it sounded so wonderful already!).
The Minnesota composer Abbie Bettinis is a recipient of this Weekly (by virtue of the fact of meeting at ACDA conferences, singing a number of her pieces, and the fact that one of SMCC’s former singers, Eric Bartlett, became her husband a few months ago!), and she sent me an e-mail last week saying she choked on her coffee when she saw her name on the list of composers in this concert. It’s a winsome, playful piece called “Run, tobaggan, run!” where each verse gets a little faster until the piece practically takes off at the end, like the named toboggan going over a hillock! That’s just one small example of the 18 pieces on this concert, NOT TO BE MISSED.
- Fri., Feb. 17, 7:30pm, Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church, Park Hill
- Sun., Feb. 19, 3:00pm, Saint Paul Community of Faith, Denver
Tickets are available on our CONCERTS/TICKETS page.