This year, Kantorei debuts a festive matinee performance designed to engage young children and families. Featuring a special guest performance by the Rocky Mountain Children's Choir, we'll perform selections that include popular songs from the musical hit “Frozen,” as well as familiar Christmas carols. This program promises to delight kids and parents alike, with sing-a-longs, photo opportunities, and visits from some well-known holiday characters.
We are genuinely grateful for the support you gave Kantorei on Colorado Gives Day! The annual one-day online giving event was held on Tuesday, December 9th, and again reached record-breaking levels, as over $26 million was donated to Colorado nonprofits. We are extremely thrilled to announce that due to your overwhelming generosity, we exceeded our fundraising goal by nearly 20%!! Your financial contributions directly help Kantorei continue to foster community through choral arts, and achieve our goals for future collaborations, community choral festivals, and new recordings.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your generous support yesterday during Colorado Gives Day. We're proud to be part of such a wonderful, giving community; one that values the arts and impact they have on each of us. Thank you!
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.