Review by Betsy Schwarm Over 32 years, the Boulder-based Ars Nova Singers have built a reputation as one of the finest a cappella choirs anywhere. Their concert October 6 in Denver had all the artistry one expects of the ensemble. This time, however, being ever inventive in his programming, music director Thomas Edward Morgan had […]
A review by Marc Shulgold In their spoken introduction, Tom Morgan and Nancy Smith welcomed their audience to the Dairy Arts Center by cutely alternating words and phrases in explaining the collaboration of his Ars Nova Singers and her all-women Frequent Flyers aerial dance troupe. Most of what they actually said became lost in the […]
A review by Gwen Gray What would it feel like to hear a poem of your own creating rise up, take flight and fill your ears with angelic voices through the force of an entire choir? You had only to look at Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer’s tear-streaked face Saturday evening to get an idea. As the […]
A preview by Gwen Gray Ars Nova Singers is kicking off its 30th season with a bang. Or rather, the rich, colorful, transcendent chants of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil — which for classical music lovers is a pretty big bang. There will be two opportunities to catch the performance: Oct. 9, 2015, at Denver’s St. […]
A review by Gwen Gray In a bold, big-budget move (tested by a giant snowstorm that required an entire weekend of performances be rescheduled), Ars Nova Singers’s recent concert, “Out of This World: A Choral Odyssey,” launched the already adventurous choral company into a new universe. Or more accurately, countless galaxies — those projected inside […]
A review by Marc Shulgold Call me a glutton if you wish, but I can’t seem to stay away from the glorious music that re-emerges each December. No, not all those silly ditties about Santa and his reindeer. It’s songs of the True Meaning of the season that never fail to touch me. There is […]
A review by Ruth L. Carver Ars Nova Singers paired their usual adventurous programming with a special guest on February 8 at Macky Auditorium. They were joined by Edward Dusinberre, the first violinist of the Takács Quartet, in a program entitled “Passion: The Violin and the Voice.” The program mixed a group of sacred text […]
A Review by Robin McNeil The Ars Nova Singers and Sphere Ensemble opened their new concert season Friday evening, October 11, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 16th Avenue and Grant in Denver. Maestro Tom Morgan entitled this opening concert Britten & Beyond, because the program featured the music of Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976) and the […]
Preview article by Betsy Schwarm When it comes to Christmas choral music, one can count on references to the Christ Child, the manger, the shepherds, the star,...
Preview article by Betsy Schwarm Christmas choral concerts come in many varieties. Some are packed with...