Welcome to the Festival’s new website. The events are listed below in sequence, and by event type in the right sidebar.
COLORADO BACH ENSEMBLE Dr. James Kim, Director “J.S.B with the C.B.E.” Saturday, October 25, 2014 **5:00pm (Free Event) An addition to the Festival scehedule! CBE offers a treat for their friends old and new with an hour of JS Bach’s gems for solo voice,… (READ MORE)
COLORADO CHORALE “Jazz and Humor” Friday, October 24, 2014 7:30pm (Ticketed Event) Sunday, October 26, 2014 4:00pm (Ticketed Event) The Chorale takes the opportunity to perform a program of types of music that are not often done vocal jazz and humorous music. In the humorous vein, P.D.Q. Bach’s, “Oedipus Tex” will be featured. The jazz portion will include large and small group vocal jazz.
TOWN HALL OF DENVER LECTURES John Shors – “Beneath A Marble Sky” – Taj Mahal Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:00am (Ticketed Event) The career of John Shors began to unfold in Iowa and moved on to Colorado College. John’s ﬁrst historical novel was inspired by a trip to Asia and the Taj. Meet Shah Jahan, stricken with grief during a period of fratricidal war, murderous rebellion, unimagined wealth and religious fundamentalism, who builds what many regard as the most beautiful ediﬁce in the world. Hear the imagined tale of the greatest achievement in Indio‐Islamic architectural creation.
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.
BARBARA AND JOHN WOLLAN “Canto Con Brio” November 2014 Saturday, November 1, 2014 7:30pm (Free Event) Barb and John Wollan present a vocal recital entitled Canto Con Brio. The program includes music by Mozart, Dvorak, Brahms, Stephen Foster, Cole Poter and others. Accompaniment includes chamber orchestra.
DENVER BRASS “Tiny Tots Love Music” Monday, November 3, 2014 10:30am (Ticketed Event) A special concert for tiny tots and parents – a perfect opportunity to introduce your little ones to the joy and magic of live music.
BAROQUE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF COLORADO “Elements” Friday, November 7, 2014 7:30pm (Ticketed Event) Cynthia Miller Freivogel, violinist‐leader with Robin Walsh and Company, puppet choreography From its opening chord depicting chaos before the creation of the world, Les Elemens by Jean Fery Rebel sounds astonishingly new even today. BCOC’s interpretation features original large – scale puppet creations by Robin Walsh, fluidly evoking, through color and shape, the basic elements of our world . . . and our humanity. An encore performance of Jean‐Marie Leclair’s Violin Concerto in A Minor completes this French‐flavored program.
DENVER YOUNG ARTISTS ORCHESTRA “In Concert” Sunday, November 9, 2014 4:00pm (Ticketed Event) Monday, November 10, 2014 7:00pm (Ticketed Event) The DYAO North and South Orchestras present their annual fall concert, filled with variety and artistry.
DENVER BRASS “Merry Band of Brass in Sherwood Forest” Saturday, November 15, 2014 7:30pm (Ticketed Event) With the Lamont Brass Charlie Samson, Host “Twang!” goes the bow as it releases an arrow. “Schhwaff,” says the arrow as if flies through the air. “Thwip,” as it accurately finds its mark. Don’t worry: it’s only Robin Hood and his Merry Band of Brass. Justice has been served once again. Time for relaxation and music by the fire; laughter and merriment abound. Music includes: Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Carmina Burana, Procession of the Knights of the Holy Grail from Parsifal, and the Three Musketeers’ Suite.
FESTIVAL ADVENT DEVOTIONAL “Messiah” Wednesday, November 26, 2014 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 (Ticketed 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.