Musings from the Artistic Director

There is sweet music: November 11, 12 and 13

This weekend St. Martin’s Chamber Choir presents its first Cameo concert of the season (more intimate ensemble and venues — 18 singers, in this case), “There is Sweet Music: Shakespeare at 400.”  In case you missed it earlier, here’s the repertoire:

Three Shakespeare Songs
It was a Lover   .   .   .       Thomas Morley (1557-1603), arr. Andrew Griffiths
Lullaby             .   .   .       Philip Cannon (b. 1929)
For Thy Sweet Love  .  .     Robert Young (1984)

Two Shakespeare Songs   .   .       Robert Baksa (b. 1938)
Full Fathom Five
O Mistress Mine

Three Shakespeare Songs   .   .     Roger Quilter (1877-1953), arr. Linda Spevacek-Avery (1999)
Under the Greenwood Tree
Take, O Take Those Lips Away
Hey, Ho, the Wind and the Rain

Three Shakespeare Songs   .   .     Charles Wood (1866-1926)
It was a Lover and his Lass
How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps
Full Fathom Five

Two Shakespeare Songs?
Come Live with Me    .   .    William Sterndale Bennett (1816-1975)
Sigh No More, Ladies    .     Orlando Coole (1619-1961)

Serenade to Music          .   .   .   Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

There’s a little something for everyone – fast, slow, happy, sad, beautiful, evocative, sarcastic, humorous, melancholic, etc.  It is sure to provide relief after your election hangover!

Here are the dates, times, and venues:

  • Fri., Nov. 11, 7:30pm, Holy Cross Lutheran, 4500 N. Wadsworth Blvd., Wheat Ridge
  • Sat., Nov. 12, 7:30pm, St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 6190 E. Quincy Ave., Cherry Hills Village
  • Sun., Nov. 13, 3:00pm, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 2015 Glenarm Place, Denver

And here’s how to obtain tickets: Click on CONCERTS in the menu bar above (on that page click on the date of the concert to which you wish to purchase tickets); or call the office at (303) 298-1970.

N.B. In case this is important to you: We were unexpectedly unable to rent a piano to fit into the space at St. Gabriel’s (Saturday), so we will be using a high-end digital piano for this performance.  About a third of the concert is with piano, so I provide this information in case it affects which performance you choose.

See you there!!