The Festival of Faith and the Arts 32nd Season Brochure
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Come. Experience the Extraordinary!
Thursday, Sep. 13, 2018 10:00am Town Hall of Denver Lectures
Dr. Richard Kogan – “100th Birthday Tribute – Leonard Bernstein”
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Sunday, Sep. 30, 2018 3:00pm St. Martin’s Festival Singers
“Icons in Sound: The Rachmaninoff Vespers”
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Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 7:30pm Voices of Light
“Light of Hope: Music for Such a Time as This”
Join the Festival’s Chamber Choir in Residence for this breathtaking and engaging program of exceptional choral music.
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 7:30pm Ars Nova Singers
“Sacred Jazz: Mass in Blue”
Experience this “exuberant and electrifying” mass for jazz ensemble, soprano, and choir. This innovative work weaves imaginative melodies, with 12-bar blues and up-beat grooves in a hybrid style that has been described as “religious doctrine meets funk!”
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 10:00am Town Hall of Denver Lectures
Lynn Novick – “A Morning with Lynn Novick”
Among Lynn’s work is the 18 hour series The Vietnam War as well as Jazz, The Civil War, Baseball, and Frank Lloyd Wright. How did this Magna Cum Laude, Yale Grad create the career she has today and when did the collaborative partnership with Ken Burns, who co-directed/produced the above films, come to be? Spend a morning tracing her fascinating career.
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 3:00pm Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado
“Handel & Purcell – The London Connection”
Cynthia Miller Freivogel, violin soloist and leader
Extraordinary music from Handel and Purcell, two brilliant composers whose music was connected by the vibrant backdrop of London.
Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 & Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 7:30pm Cherry Creek Chorale
“American Songbook III: Timeless Beauty, Timeless Appeal”
Beginning its 39th Season, this program features the timeless beauty of Lauridsen’s masterpiece, Lux Aeterna, combined with the timeless appeal of Disney “classics”.
Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 6:00pm Colorado Bach Ensemble
Cantata Insight Series: BWV 180 – Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (Beloved soul, adorn yourself)
The Gospel of Matthew 22 inspired this chorale-cantata, celebrating the Parable of the Great Banquet (the Sacrament of Holy Communion). A work more intimate in nature, CBE presents this beautiful work featuring four vocal soloists and one instrumentalist per part.
Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 10:00am Town Hall of Denver Lectures
Janice Sinden, CEO, DPAC – “The Next Stage!”
Named one of the top 25 Most Influential Women in Colorado by the Colorado Women’s Foundation, Janice leads 300 artisans and administrators who have helped create DPAC, a cultural gem. Catch a glimpse of the planning process for The Next Stage: The Future of Denver’s Performing Arts Complex.
Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 7:00pm Rick Seaton, Organist
Bethany’s Director of Music and Organist Rick Seaton will present EVEN WEIRDER! This is the follow-up to “The Weirdest Organ Recital EVER,” last year’s smash debut of Bethany’s amazing new pipe/digital organ.
Music from all eras and genres will be presented, including solos, duos, and maybe even trios, but only one performer! Expect the unexpected, and prepare to be shocked and horrified, but in a GOOD WAY!
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 6:00pm Operation One Nation
“Veteran’s Dinner and Concert”
This event is presented by “Operation One Nation” who’s mission it is to offer support & comfort to Veterans and Military and their families. Concert proceeds will go to THREE different agencies supporting Veterans in Counseling, housing for homeless Veterans and other support.
Saturday, Nov.3, 2018 3:00pm Operation One Nation
“Veteran’s Dinner and Concert”
Joining together to support those in need through Habitat for Humanity, this program features handbell choirs, including The Denver Bronze, Wellshire Celebration Ringers, Bethany Carillons, the Smithtonians, Mt. Olive Bell Canto, Lord of the Hills Bells on the Hill. And bells isn’t all! Also on the program are the All Saints Choir, Lord of the Hills Cantate Deo, St. Peter Choir, Peace with Christ Choir, and Bethany’s Chancel Choir.
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 7:30pm and Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 3:000pm Matinee The Denver Brass
“Boundless Brass and Organ”
with Joseph Galema, Pipe Organ and Lamont School of Music Brass Choir
INFINITE SOUND. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart declared the pipe organ to be the “King of Instruments.” When Brass and Organ blend their heavenly sounds, the universe has no boundaries and mankind sheds tears of joy.
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 6:00pm Colorado Bach Ensemble
Cantata Insight Series: BWV 70 – Wachet! Betet! Betet! Wachet! (Watch! Pray! Pray! Watch!)
This cantata centers on Christ’s second coming and last judgement. Bach juxtaposes joy and yearning as we hear the opening with a glorious trumpet introduction, and the choir offering a forewarning of the judgement to come.
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 6:00pm Colorado Korean Chorus
“Autumn Concert “
Join the Colorado Korean Chorus for this concert filled with color to match the season!
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 Festival of Faith and the Arts
Advent Devotional “Laud to the Nativity “
Festival Director, Forrest Guittar, releases this seasons Advent Devotional, based upon Respighi’s exceptional choral work Lauda per la Natività del Signore (Laud to the Nativity). Explore Advent through the eyes and heart of Mary, the shepherd, the angel who comes and proclaims “Fear Not!” and those who surround and kneel before the child born in a manger. The devotional will be available to view or download from the Festival website.
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 7:30pm Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado
“Bach for the Holidays, with selections from Handel’s Messiah”
Cynthia Miller Freivogel, violin soloist and leader
Celebrate the holiday season with the incomparable music of J.S. Bach and his contemporary Handel. Featuring the festive and joyful Cantata 51 (Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen), with soprano Nola Richardson and Baroque trumpeter Kathryn James Adduci, along with the lively Suite No. 3, a fiery violin concerto, and two popular arias from Handel’s Messiah.
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 7:30pm Kantorei and Cherry Creek Meistersingers
“A Winter’s Night”
Kantorei and the Cherry Creek High School Meistersingers join together for this exceptional annual holiday concert.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 7:30pm Denver Children’s Choir
Join the Denver Children’s Choir for this joyous holiday program!
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 3:00pm Canto Deo Chamber Choir
“Service of Lessons and Carols”
Canto Deo is a Denver based choir dedicated to singing Christian song. Join the Canto Deo Chamber Choir for this annual Service of Lessons and Carols, celebrating the birth of Jesus.
Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 7:30pm Voices of Light
“A Voices of Light Christmas!”
Voices of Light is the Festival of Faith and the Arts Chamber Choir in Residence. Join this 16 voice choir for this exceptional annual program.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 7:30pm The Denver Brass 5
Join the Denver Brass 5 for this annual joyous holiday concert!
Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 6:00pm Colorado Korean Chorus
“The Perfect Gift- A Festival of Carols”
It’s a feast for the ears in a program filled with variety surrounding The Birth of Jesus Christ and Christmas carols. The program includes joyous celebration of hope and peace with small ensemble. Join CKC for an evening of songs, sing-along and neighborhood sharing.
Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 & Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 7:30pm Cherry Creek Chorale
The Chorale welcomes the Chamber Music Society of Greater Denver in performances of classic carols and the beautiful Laud to the Nativity by Respighi. Welcome the holidays with songs that celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah and join us in singing some of your favorite carols.
Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 4:00pm Colorado Bach Ensemble
“The Complete MESSIAH”
First performed in April, 1742, MESSIAH has become one of the most beloved and frequently preformed works of all time. Join CBE as they present all three parts of this inspiring masterpiece.
Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 7:30pm Canto Deo Chamber and Festival Choirs
“A Canto Deo Christmas”
Enjoy and get in the true spirit of Christmas with this choral concert with full orchestra. This Christmas concert is full of fun for the family with sing a-longs and music that will bring the heart of Christmas to the listener.
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 10:00am Town Hall of Denver Lectures
Louis Masur, PhD – “Lincoln and the Civil War”
Few teachers have the knowledge and passion that Louis exhibits toward Abraham Lincoln. “Lincoln’s my man,” proclaims this award-winning Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers.
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 10:00am Town Hall of Denver Lectures
Sally Bedell Smith – “A Royal Look at the Royal Family”
The Royal Wedding has passed in spectacular fashion. What happens next? Sally is well known for her examinations of life in the Royal Palace of Great Britain. She has spent the last two months in England, covering the wedding, planning a new book, and garnering in All Things Royal!!
Saturday, Feb, 16, 2019 7:30pm Voices of Light
“Ancient and Modern!”
Join the Festival’s Chamber Choir in residence for an evening exploring music both ancient and modern.
Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 St. Martin’s Chamber Choir
“Consonance and Dissonance: The Portrayal of Conflict”
St. Martin’s Chamber Choir joined with nine other choral organizations across the U.S. to commission Los Angeles composer J.A.C. Redford in a new work for chorus, piano and cello, The Destruction of Sennacherib, the text by Lord Byron. St. Martin’s performs the work’s regional premiere.
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 3:00pm Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado
“A Taste for Baroque”
Adam Knight Gilbert, recorder soloist and guest leader Martin Davids, violin soloist
With a dazzling Telemann triple concerto from Tafelmusik (Music for the Table) as the main course, the rest of the musical menu will be decided via e-voting in the months leading up to the concert. Vote for your favorite Baroque composers and works, and come experience a musical feast!
Friday, Mar. 1, 2019 7:30pm and Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019 7:30pm The Colorado Choir
Join the Colorado Choir for their early spring concerts!
Ash Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019 Festival of Faith and the Arts
Lent Devotional “Lent Through the Eyes of a Man Named Peter”
With the beginning of Lent, Festival Director Forrest Guittar releases the Festival’s seasonal devotional. This new devotional explores Lent through two changed lives and the call that we receive. That of a fisherman, the Apostle Peter, and that of a Scots-American and Pastor, Peter Marshall.
The devotional is available to view or download from the Festival website.
Friday, Mar. 8, 2019 & Saturday, Mar. 9. 2019 7:30pm Cherry Creek Chorale
“Masterworks of Power and Glory”
The Chorale welcomes the Arapahoe Philharmonic Sinfonietta in a concert of Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Rutter’s Requiem, Telemann’s Trumpet Concerto in D, featuring APO Principal Trumpet, Anthony Zator, and Vivaldi’s Gloria
Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019 3:00pm and Sunday, Mar. 10, 2019 3:00pm The Denver Brass
“Echoes of the Emerald Isles!”
with Celtic Colorado Pipes & Drums, Rick Seaton, Pipe Organ and Aubrey Jacobs, Soprano
They say the Emerald Isle landscape is 40 shades of green. Can it be? Take an auditory journey to the majestic cliffs of Moher, the famed waters of Loch Ness, and the ancient castles of Wales. Rising out of Gaelic and Celtic heart, soul and tradition, this riveting and emotional Celtic celebration features all your favorites along with new pieces that will find a place in your heart.
Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019 7:15pm Smoky Hill High School Choirs
Join the choirs of Smoky Hill High School for this annual concert featuring choral masterworks.
Sunday, Mar. 24, 2019 4:00pm Colorado Bach Ensemble
Cantata Insight Series: BWV 1 – Wie Schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (How brightly shines the Morningstar)
Bach composed this cantata for the Feast of Annunciation and suited for Palm Sunday, the only occasion when festive music was permitted during Lent. It opens with a grand chorus, and is filled with a spirit of longing and expectation.
Saturday, March 30, 2019 Festival of Faith and the Arts
“St. John Passion”
The Passion of Christ is a powerful story. Bob Chilcott, composer and former member of the world-renowned ensemble, Kings Singers, composed this beautiful and engaging work, bringing new light to this sacrificial event. Included in the work are texts never before utilized.
Under the direction of Festival Director, Forrest Guittar, performers include The Lutheran Chorale, guest soloists, choristers from the Colorado Symphony Chorus and from choirs throughout the area.
(Free Event; Attendees are asked to help support those in need in our community though Metro Care Ring by bringing non-perishable food items and/or through monetary donations)
Saturday, April 7, 2019 3:00pm Colorado Chamber Players
“City of Sorrows: Quartet for the End of Time”
Colorado Chamber Players celebrates their 25th season! Featured is Messiaen’s masterpiece “Quartet for the End of Time”, written and premiered in World War II in the German prison camp where the composer was imprisoned. Messiaen’s quartet is accompanied by works of two other composers killed in the Holocaust, Pavel Haas and Hans Krasa.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 10:00am Town Hall of Denver Lectures
Elliot Engle, PhD
“MASTER OF MAYBERRY: The Miraculous Life of Andy Griffith”
Elliot makes us hang on every word while we learn in an amazingly easy fashion. He promises we will be enthralled by the true story of Andy Griffith and his unlikely path to becoming an icon. A high school teacher from North Carolina? Really? Don’t miss this one!!!!
“A Celebration of Colorado Artistry: Shared Visions 2”
Shared Visions 2 is an interdisciplinary collaboration of Colorado artists: in 2018, a gallery of works by Colorado visual artists will be assembled, and poets from across the state will view it and use the images as a basis for writing new poetry. This will be assembled into an anthology, and Ars Nova will commission four Colorado composers to use this anthology to create new music for chorus. All the artists will gather at the concert, celebrating shared visions and new horizons in inspiration and expression.
Sunday, Apr. 28, 2019 6:00pm Colorado Bach Ensemble
Cantata Insight Series: BWV 66: Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen (Rejoice, All Ye Hearts)
This cantata was composed for second Sunday of Easter, 1724. Structured in six movements, the cantata begins with an exuberant choral opening and closes with a choral chorale, and throughout expresses moods of fear, mourning and joy.
Friday, May 3, 2019 7:o0pm Colorado Children’s Chorale
“Spring, Fling, Sing!”
Join us for an evening of song and dance with Concert Choir and our young alums in Transitions. There will be something for every musical palate, from classical to contemporary to pop a cappella.
Friday, May 10, 2019 7:30pm & Saturday, May 11, 2019 7:30pm Cherry Creek Chorale
“April Showers Bring May Flowers”
The Chorale and The CherryTones will celebrate “spring in song”. From classics like April is in My Mistress’ Face and Now is the Month of Maying, to the pop/folk selections of Singin’ in the Rain and Wade in the Water, we have showers and flowers covered…come on in, the water’s fine!
Sunday, May 19, 2019 3:00pm The Denver Brass
“Let Freedom Ring!”
with Steven Taylor, Baritone and Dr. Kenneth Singleton, Conductor Emeritus
“Proclaim LIBERTY Throughout All The Land Unto All The Inhabitants Thereof.”
That’s the message etched in the hard metal of the Liberty Bell. Our nation survives on the selfless bravery, calloused hands, and adrenaline-driven heroics of everyday people. We celebrate our military, first responders, police officers, firefighters, and all those dedicated to preserving the enduring spirit of America. Selections include: God Bless the USA, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, 1812 Overture, Armed Forces Medley, and more!
Saturday, June 1, 2019 6:00pm Colorado Korean Chorus
“Dances with Drums”
Join The Colorado Korean Chorus for their 14th Annual Concert. Featured are great choral works with percussion ensemble. The concert features Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and unique Korean works integrating traditional elements with western musical techniques.
Saturday, June 8, 2019, 2019 7:30pm Voices of Light
“Northern Lights 2″
Join the Festival’s Chamber Choir in residence as they close the Festival’s season exploring the radiance of newly composed choral music.