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Jazz & Joie de Vivre! Plus what’s next for SMCC

Ring in the Spring in style with jazz standards, eats and drinks, in the lovely, congenial atmosphere of a Park Hill mansion: Jazz and Joie de Vivre! — This Saturday, April 21, 6:30-9:00pm.

Stu MacAskie, one of the region’s finest jazz pianists, heard frequently at such jazz clubs as the Crimson Room, Nocturne, and Dazzle, joins with string bassist Ron Bland — including a handful of numbers with St. Martin’s singers Donna Wickham, Kathryn Radakovich, and MB Krueger — in setting a relaxed but stylish mood at the Park Hill home of St. Martin’s singer Allison Westfahl and husband Brian Wagner. Enjoy catered heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks while meeting friends, singers, and other St. Martin’s supporters to the joyous strains of familiar jazz standards.

It’s $30 per person, or $50 per couple (where else will you get a meal, drinks, and top notch live entertainment for as little?), and we ask that you contact our office to reserve or purchase tickets. You will then be told the address of the mansion, and we’ll see you there! SMCC office: (303) 298-1970; info@StMartinsChamberChoir.org


St. Martin’s Chamber Choir was in top form for our recent “Fathers and Sons” concerts in collaboration with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado. So what’s next for SMCC? Our 2017-18 Season Finale Concerts, “Remembrance and Redemption.”

On May 18 and 20, St. Martin’s will present the powerful Herbert Howells Requiem, the Gerald Finzi “Lo, the full final sacrifice,” Edward Elgar’s “They are at rest,” and the regional premiere of Mack Wilberg’s “The Prodigal.” We are joined by organist Richard Robertson on the Finzi and Wilberg.

Although Herbert Howells ranks near the top of my personal favorite composers (indeed, our dog Clive’s middle name, Herbert, is in honor of Howells), SMCC has never performed the Requiem in its entirety (we performed a couple movements of it at the funeral of Mark Sheldon in 2004, at his special request). So this will be a special moment in St. Martin’s history. The other works on the program, all focusing on the theme of Remembrance and Redemption, are as equally haunting and poignant.

It’s not too early to save these dates on your calendar . . . and even purchase tickets! Click here for our concerts page, or call this number: (303) 298-1970.