A preview by Marc Shulgold It’s only his second season at the helm of Kantorei, but Joel Rinsema has big plans. For starters, he has officially ended his 23-year tenure as president, CEO and assistant conductor of the highly respected Phoenix Chorale. “I’ve recently located to Denver,” he said with no lack of excitement. He’s […]
A preview by Marc Shulgold In nature, everything turns to the good That has oppressed one’s heart. Those words are taken from a charming song by Mendelssohn that’s included in Kantorei’s upcoming concerts, words that nicely reflect the title of these programs – “The Earth Adorned.” Sounds like a warm, easy-going, feel-good tribute to Nature, bubbling […]
A preview by Ruth L. Carver One of the Denver area’s premier vocal groups, Kantorei, is enjoying a productive “honeymoon period” with new director Joel Rinsema. The group is in its 18th season, and Rinsema is using this year to explore the possibilities with this select, all-volunteer ensemble, as they nurture their classic full-bodied sound […]
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 Kantorei, one of Denver’s foremost choirs, closed its season this past weekend with a symbolic hand off of leadership, in a concert featuring its Conductor Emeritus and founder, Dick Larson, current Interim Conductor Sarah Harrison (who will continue as assistant conductor), and the newly chosen Artistic Director Joel Rinsema. […]
A Preview, by Marc Shulgold “LITTLETON CHORALE is now VOICES WEST!,” trumpets the homepage of one of the Front Range’s most respected choruses....
Monday evening, November 10, the Dazzle Jazz Club on Lincoln Street in Denver, hosted the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra (MJO). In turn, the MJO hosted the Rocky...