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 preview by Marc Shulgold Scen3 fall choral music preview Kids are back in the classroom, Broncos fans are sporting their orange jerseys. The Rockies are in the National League cellar. It must be fall. Which means that amateur and professional choruses have begun busily preparing for the new season. So, let’s have a quick […]
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 review by Ruth L. Carver March 21-22, 2014, the Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra joined with choral group Kantorei for a delightfully programmed evening entitled “Eternity.” Continuing its exploration of themes related to time, the MSCO consistently mixes familiar and obscure works, new and old, in a relaxed atmosphere. Conductor David Rutherford brings a friendly […]
A Review by Robin McNeil Friday evening, December 13, I attended a performance given by the choral group Kantorei at St. John’s Cathedral in Denver. Kantorei was formed in 1997 by Richard Larson, and it has rapidly developed into a choir of great merit that has gone on European tours. Richard Larson, after sixteen years […]
By Robin McNeil There are a number of fantastic opportunities to hear wonderful seasonal music over the winter season. In this preview, I’ll highlight the Denver Brass, St. Martins Chamber Choir, the Littleton Symphony Orchestra, Kantorei, the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Hebrew Chorale, Denver Young Artists Orchestra, Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, Colorado Wind Ensemble, The Colorado Chamber […]
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...