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Baroque Music and All That Jazz

Preview by Marc Shulgold Evanne Browne’s been thinking lately about her 36-voice Baroque choir and instrumental group, Seicento Baroque Ensemble (pronounced, Say-CHENTO). And asking some pretty serious questions, too. “What […]

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Surround Sounds From Ars Nova Singers

A preview By Marc Shulgold Four centuries before we tried to rewire our stereos to replicate quadraphonic effects, a couple of Renaissance composers had their singers create it live. An […]

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Raisins and Almonds – and Farewells:  Colorado Hebrew Chorale

Preview by Betsy Schwarm Raisins and almonds:  not only tasty ingredients in certain holiday breads, but also a well-known Jewish lullaby.  It is, moreover, what the Colorado Hebrew Chorale (CHC) […]

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Rare Byrd with Seicento Baroque

A preview by Betsy Schwarm In this case, ‘Rare Byrd’ is not an unexpected avian visitor.  Rather, Seicento Baroque Ensemble – drawing its name from the 17th century – will […]

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The Almond Trees in Bloom: Colorado Hebrew Chorale and Kol Nashim celebrate Tu B’Shvat

Preview article by Betsy Schwarm Fresh, new music – timeless hopes and dreams – a community gathered together to raise its voice in song:  surely, those are some of the […]

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Seicento Baroque Courts Audience with a Royal Tour

A review by Betsy Schwarm Many ensembles make their mark in part by focusing on the music of the Baroque. Seicento Baroque Ensemble goes one step further, drawing its repertoire […]

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Shake Your Ears Loose with the Earthquake Mass

Preview by Ruth L. Carver A piece nicknamed the “Earthquake Mass” would hardly seem capable of transporting a listener to a peaceful, transcendent place…yet that is just what Ars Nova […]

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Raisins with Almonds – a Program of Hope

A preview by Betsy Schwarm In tumultuous times, music can be the ideal antidote to anxiety. The beauty of the music itself may serve as a soothing balm. Moreover, reflecting […]

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A Marian Christmas with St. Martin’s Chamber Choir

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, and likely the […]

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A Celestial ‘Requiem’ for a Solemn Occasion

A review by Marc Shulgold   Sadly, the glorious sacred works of Renaissance brothers Giovanni and Felice Anerio have all but faded away in the passage of time. But their […]

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