Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
Suggested Donation of $75
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Join us for an intimate evening of nocturnes featuring solos, duets and small ensembles from the choir, all at the beautiful home of Alex and Melissa Menter. Delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served, and formal dress is encouraged (but not required). Join us and meet members of the choir, our board of directors, and our Artistic Director, Joel Rinsema.
Tickets are available online for a suggested donation of $75 per person, and seating is extremely limited. We look forward to seeing you there!
Tuesday, December 9th is Colorado Gives Day! Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day is Colorado’s largest one-day online giving event. On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, thousands of donors will come together to support Colorado nonprofits like Kantorei. Last year, a record-breaking $20.9 million was distributed to Colorado nonprofits. Kantorei was humbled to receive $5,000 of those funds -- but this year, we hope you help support our goal to raise $10,000!
And it gets better! For the first time ever, Colorado Gives Day will feature a $1 Million Incentive Fund, one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. This means every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the Incentive Fund. For example, if we receive 10 percent of the total donations made on Colorado Gives Day, we will receive 10 percent of the $1 Million Incentive Fund. Your gift to us on Colorado Gives Day increases the value of every dollar you donate!
Check out our donation page on ColoradoGives.org, and give where you live on Colorado Gives Day. Your support directly helps Kantorei continue to foster community through choral arts, and achieve our goals for future collaborations, community choral festivals, and new recordings! Donations for Colorado Gives Day can be scheduled any time beginning November 1st by visiting our donation page.We thank you for your support of Kantorei and the choral arts in Denver!
Join Kantorei for an incredible season of choral music! Purchase a season ticket for the remainder of our concert season and you'll get to enjoy our December, March, and May concerts. Best of all: Flexible scheduling! You choose the concert dates and times that work best for your schedule! Buy today and save 10%!
Singing Christmas Carols is a long standing holiday tradition. In the spirit of the season, Kantorei brings to you for the first time the four-part version of Benjamin Britten’s masterwork, A Ceremony of Carols for choir, soloists and harp –one of the most popular holiday pieces on the planet! We’ll also feature prolific American composer Stephen Paulus’ Three Nativity Carols for Choir and oboe, and introduce you to some new versions of familiar favorites by the young Norwegian composer, Ola Gjeilo. We may well ask you to sing along at the end!
For centuries, Chant has been a central compositional style used for meditation and spiritual gatherings. Kantorei explores this age-old art form with early renditions of solo line melodies as well as newer compositions that are chant-based or chant-infused. Featured works include chants by Hildegaard von Bingen; Josquin Des Prez’s chant-based Mass, “Missa Pange Lingua;” British mystic composer John Tavener’s setting of a Jewish matrimonial ceremony, “The Village Wedding;” “Four Motets on Gregorian Chants” by Maurice Duruflé and new works by Eric Whitacre and James Whitbourn.
Kantorei honors Mother Earth with pieces celebrating the splendor of nature. Aaron Copland tells the Creation story in his a cappella masterwork “In the Beginning” for mezzo-soprano and choir. Ralph Vaughan Williams captures a cinematographic look at mountains, the sea and rolling hills in his “Three Shakespeare Settings.” and Felix Mendelssohn’s cheerful “Six Songs to be Sung in the Open Air,” Op.59, will feature the warm and luxurious voices of Kantorei.