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Concerts April 5th and 6th: “Audience and Singer Favorites: Echoes of Twenty Years”

The fifth set of season concerts for SMCC are coming up soon – they’re called “Audience and Singer Favorites: Echoes of Twenty Years.” At our season opening concerts last September, a ballot containing 40-some pieces was distributed to audience and singers, and people had four votes to distribute as they wished. The resulting votes determined the programming of this concert, which is as follows (with the number of votes each one got in parenthesis):

• Singer favorites: (there were 29 singer ballots submitted)
from “Three Motets” – Beati quorum via – Stanford (7)
Crucifixus – Lotti (8)
“The Poet, the Song, the Picture” – Schlenker (5 write-in votes)

• Audience favorites: (there were 118 audience ballots submitted)
from “Songs of Farewell” — “Never weather-beaten sail” – Parry (20)
from Mass for Four Voices — Kyrie and Agnus Dei – Byrd (25)
Ave Maria – Biebl (41)

• Everybody’s favorites:
Quatre Motets – Duruflé (39 Audience, 11 Singers)
                Tantum ergo, Tota pulchra, Tu es Petrus, Ubi caritas
Alleluia – Schlenker (42 Audience, 9 Singers)

Interval

• Singer’s Overwhelming Favorite (23) and in the Audience top 5 (21)
Mass for Double Choir – Frank Martin

I think this has proven to be quite an interesting experiment in audience/singer polling, and to have produced, in effect, a “St. Martin’s Greatest Hits” concert!  Here are the concert details:

Saturday, April 5, 7:30 pm; St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Auraria Campus
Sunday, April 6, 3:00 pm; Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wheat Ridge

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a policy of the Archdiocese of Denver, we are unable to sell single tickets in advance of the Saturday, April 5, 7:30 pm concert at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church on the Auraria Campus. Instead, you will be asked to make a “Suggested Donation” of $25 per General Admission ticket and $10 per Student ticket at the door the evening of the concert. Tickets previously purchased as part of a season package will be honored at this performance.

Advance single tickets are on sale for the Sunday, April 6, 3:00 pm concert at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Wheat Ridge – online HERE or by phone (303-298-1970). $35 premium seating; $25 general admission; $10 students.