Tag Archives: Benjamin Britten

An Olde English Christmas: The Britten “Ceremony of Carols”

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir Virtual Performance. With its mystical Medieval texts, Benjamin Britten’s (1913-1976) beloved “Ceremony of Carols” for voices and harp will be the centerpiece of a concert featuring the best of “Olde English” Yuletide cheer, from modern arrangements of lusty tunes like the Gloucestershire Wassail and the Boar’s Head Carol, to more restrained […]

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Ars Nova Sings Together and Apart

A preview By Marc Shulgold Tom Morgan has one goal in mind for the Ars Nova Singers’ upcoming performance on Youtube. “I want our audience to get an Ars Nova experience,” the chamber choir’s director stressed. An admirable goal. And it may happen – but that experience will be like no other. At 7 p.m. […]

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Cocoa for Christmas: Britten and Much More from The Colorado Choir

A preview by Betsy Schwarm At this time of year, Christmas choral concerts seem to happen on an hourly basis.  Many have the same overall plan:  carol arrangements old and new with a dash of audience sing-along.  Certainly, there’s much to be said for the tried and true.  However, more adventurous ensembles branch out rather […]

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Britten & Beyond: Ars Nova Singers and Sphere Ensemble

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 […]

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