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 […]
Like every director of every orchestra or chorus, Timothy Krueger begins sketching out the upcoming season with the equivalent of a blinking cursor on an empty...