FINAL BOULDER PERFORMANCE IS SOLD-OUT!
Come on Saturday, 12/14
A Colorado Holiday Tradition! Join Ars Nova Singers for a joyous holiday program of rarely heard masterpieces from across musical history, accompanied by special guest Kathryn Harms, harp.
Artistic Director Thomas Edward Morgan: “Our annual December program has become a valued Colorado holiday tradition, recognized for providing unusual, little-heard music for the season. As Artistic Director, this is one of the most challenging concerts of the season to assemble, constructing a program that balances novelty and tradition, mystery and jubilation, familiar melodies with innovative new sounds.”
The program begins in the medieval era with music from 13th and 14th century England, including Latin sequences and early carols. Three hundred years later, the Renaissance was truly the golden age of vocal music; Ars Nova will perform the celebrated Lullaby by the English Renaissance master William Byrd.
Moving closer to our own era, the Singers will perform a selection of music by Benjamin Britten in the centennial year of his birth. The program includes some of Britten’s finest choral works, including the beautiful Ceremony of Carols and three rarely performed early works: A Hymn to the Virgin (composed when Britten was 16 years old), A Wealden Trio and A New Year Carol. Ars Nova is recognized as a leading interpreter of contemporary works, and the program will include modern carols by Marjorie Hess and Steve Heitzig, as well as traditional carols in new arrangements by Ars Nova Artistic Director Thomas Edward Morgan.
“…A fresh, fascinating yule program that transports listeners around the world and centuries back in time.”
– The Denver Post
Friday, Dec. 13, 7:30pm - St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder - sorry; SOLD-OUT! Please come on Saturday.
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2:00pm - Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Blvd, Englewood (2:00pm matinee!)
Tickets: $24 adults, $18 seniors, $12 college students, and $6 for youth (ages 6-18). Click on a date above to order from our online provider Brown Paper Tickets.
Have your music performed by Ars Nova Singers!
Ars Nova Singers Announce
6th Colorado Composers Competition 2014
Cash Prizes in Three Categories:
- Students in grades 6-12 ($300)
- Undergraduate college students ($400)
- Graduate students & professional composers ($500)
Performance of winning works by Ars Nova Singers in April, 2014.
Deadline for Entry: February 1, 2014
Complete info: click here
THANK YOU to the 38 donors who contributed to Ars Nova on Colorado Gives Day (Dec 10th), an initiative sponsored by the Community First Foundation to increase philanthropy in Colorado.
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Ars Nova gratefully acknowledges the support of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District – Boulder County.
Since 1989, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) has distributed funds from a 1/10 of 1% sales and use tax to cultural facilities throughout the seven-county Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. The funds support cultural facilities whose primary purpose is to enlighten and entertain the public through the production, presentation, exhibition, advancement and preservation of art, music, theatre, dance, zoology, botany, natural history and cultural history. For more information on the SCFD, please click here.
...a richly reverberant world of sound...
- The Choral Review
"Ars Nova has never sounded better...first-rate intonation and precision."
- Denver Post, 12/15/2009
"A cohesive, resplendent sound...renditions among the finest of any vocal group in the country."
- Colorado Daily