Welcome to the Festival’s new website. The events are listed below in sequence, and by event type in the right sidebar.
VISUAL ART DISPLAY “Excursion” October 30 – November 30, 2014 Photographer Jake Newell spent months exploring the island state of Tasmania. This exhibit explores the drama and beauty to be discovered in this far‐off “Tas” land.
FESTIVAL ADVENT DEVOTIONAL “Messiah” Wednesday, November 26, 2014 http://www.bethany-arts.org/wp-content/uploads/0Messiah-14-DevoFINAL.pdf Click on the link above (or in the left sidebar “Devotional” tab, to open or download) Festival Director Forrest Guittar, releases the first of two seasonal devotionals. The first one is the re‐release of the Advent Devotional based upon Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah. Available for free download from the Festival website, www.bethany‐arts.org.
KANTOREI AND MEISTERSINGERS “Winter’s Night” December 2014 Thursday, December 4, 2014 7:30pm (Ticketed Event) Kantorei and the Cherry Creek Meistersingers join together for their annual holiday concert, filled with traditional Christmas carols and familiar songs of the season.
DENVER BRASS 5 “Holiday Concert” Friday, December 5, 2014 7:30pm (**FREE / DONATION Event!**) Join the Denver Brass 5 as they present a holiday program for all ages filled with excitement and variety.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHILDREN’S CHOIR Lisa Cameron, Music Director “Songs of the Season” Saturday, December 6, 2014 4:30pm (Ticketed Event) This is a performing choir concert celebrating the Holiday Season featuring: Summit Singers, Fourteeners, Mountain Aires, Thin Air Ensemble and Altitude!
COLORADO KOREAN CHORUS Dr. Taehyun Kim, Director “Festival of Carols” Sunday, December 7, 2014 6:00pm (Ticketed Event) It’s a feast for the ears, a program filled with variety regarding the birth of Jesus Christ and Christmas carols. The program includes sing‐along carols and neighborhood sharing.
CAROLER CHOIR AND JUBILATION SINGERS “Bethlehem Night” Wednesday, December 10, 2014 6:30pm In a program exploring music telling of Christ’s coming, the Bethany Caroler Choir and Jubilation Singers present a special program in word and song.
CHERRY CREEK CHORALE Brian Patrick Leatherman, Director Friday, December 12, 2014 7:30pm (Ticketed Event) Saturday, December 13, 2014 7:30pm (Ticketed Event) “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” This program is a glorious celebration of voices and handbells performed with the Rocky Mountain Ringers, Denver’s premier handbell ensemble. The best possible way to start your… (READ MORE)
ANNUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL MUSICAL “Rockin’ Royal Christmas” Sunday, December 14, 2014 10:30am The Bethany Sunday School presents “Rockin’ Royal Christmas”, when King Herod sends Sherlock Watson to discover why the Kings of the East did not return to him and that Jesus is the King of Kings.
ARS NOVA SINGERS “Christmas with Ars Nova” Saturday, December 13, 2014 2:00pm (Ticketed Event) A Colorado holiday tradition! Celebrate the season with mysterious Medieval harmonies, joyous polyphony from the Renaissance and modern carols, all presented with unique Ars Nova flair. Special guest artists: Christina Jennings, flute, and Matt Dane, viola.
COLORADO CHORALE “Christmas with the Colorado Chorale” Sunday, December 14, 2014 4:00pm (Ticketed Event) This collection of music is an eclectic mix of holiday pieces, old and new, traditional and non‐traditional, sacred and secular, spanning several centuries.
COLORADO BACH ENSEMBLE Dr. James Kim, Director “Messiah” Friday, December 19, 2014 7:00pm (Ticketed Event) Handel’s masterpiece was originally an Easter offering and first burst onto the stage in 1742. The work is a cornerstone of the holiday season and is presented by the incomparable Colorado Bach Ensemble, with soloists and chamber orchestra.
TOWN HALL OF DENVER LECTURES Lori Borgman – “The Death of Common Sense” January 2015 Wednesday, January 14, 2015 10:00am (Ticketed Event) Now that the “Holidazes” are behind us, we shall take time to mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, “Common Sense,” whose birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape! What started as a tongue‐in cheek essay has gone viral around the world. Lori is a syndicated newspaper columnist, author and speaker. Her commentaries include wit, warmth and humor while tackling today’s biggest issues, such as organized crime in her kitchen cabinet and the hazards of upper arm ﬂab! Lori was “Poet of the Year” in grammar school and hasn’t stopped since!
DENVER YOUNG ARTISTS ORCHESTRA “In Concert” Sunday, January 25, 2015 4:00pm (Ticketed Event) Monday, January 26, 2015 7:00pm (Ticketed Event) The DYAO North and South Orchestras present a New Year concert, filled with variety and artistry.
TOWN HALL OF DENVER LECTURES Rikki Klieman – “The Media: Reporting News or Creating It?” February 2015 Wednesday, February 11, 2015 10:00am (Ticketed Event) Television anchor, legal analyst, trial attorney, actor and author, Rikki has earned a sterling reputation as one of the nation’s most celebrated lawyers and legal authorities. She will trace the history of broadcasting from 3 networks to the modern “reporting” of today and how we now view news. Named one of the top five female trial lawyers in America by Time, she now is Legal Analyst for The CBS Early Show, covering high proﬁle trials, such as Whitey Bulger, the future trials of Aaron Hernandez and others.
DENVER LYRIC OPERA GUILD “Opera Master Class” Saturday, February 14, 2015 9:00am (Free Event) DLOG’s mission is to support and encourage young singers pursuing a career in opera. This open master class is for competition hopefuls and the public.
VISUAL ART DISPLAY “And God Created” February 18, 2015 ‐ March 29, 2015 In the second visual art display of the season, Festival Director Forrest Guittar offers a display of exceptional photographs displaying the ongoing touch of the Creator’s hand.
VOICES OF LIGHT CHAMBER CHOIR Dr. Keith Arnold, Director “Bridge of Dreams” Saturday, February 21, 2015 7:30pm (Ticketed Event) A concert centered around Australian composer Anne Boyd’s transfixing As I crossed a Bridge of Dreams (1975). According to the composer, the work harks back to “the Japan of the eleventh century, to me, an infinitely remote and dream‐like world whose great art spanning the centuries speaks with as much poignancy and beauty to the mind and heart of contemporary man as it did nine hundred years ago.” Voices of Light Chamber Choir sings music of beauty and power, with a focus on recently composed works.
DENVER LYRIC OPERA GUILD “Opera Competition Preliminaries” Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:00am (Free Event) From east to west, north to south, the finest young opera singers appear in national competition preliminaries.