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Sounds from the Soil: A Salon

Our season kickoff in the countryside brings us to Longmont’s vibrant Lone Hawk Farm for a virtual salon of resonant works by modern American and English composers and in-depth discussions with guest artists from our forthcoming season. Join us from the comfort of your home as we share exciting announcements about the new season, farm-recorded […]

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Return and Restoration: A New Season with St. Martin’s Chamber Choir

By Betsy Schwarm In troubled times, music can be the perfect balm:  soothing the soul and heartening one for the future.  Alas that, for the past year and a half, live music experiences have been all too rare, for performers and audiences alike, though encouraging developments await!  The new season for the Denver area’s St. […]

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Duruflé Requiem

Held in such high esteem as one of the most profound of all choral works, Maestro Krueger has felt that performing the Maurice Duruflé Requiem requires a level of artistic maturity and depth of human experience that he was not confident of possessing. Therefore, for the first time in its history, St. Martin’s Chamber Choir […]

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The Voice of Nature

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir Virtual Performance. Nature has inspired and spoken to a great variety of composers through the ages. At a time when many believe our earth to be in crisis, to listen to that voice is of increasing and possibly even critical importance.  A Cameo group of 16 St. Martin’s singers gives a […]

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Aurora Borealis: Baltic Music

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir Virtual Performance. There must be something in the water of the Baltic Sea (or is it the Aurora Borealis?) to produce the incredible outpouring of choral masterworks in the last few decades from along its shores!  From Estonians like Pärt, Latvians like Ešenvalds, Swedes like Jansson, to Finns like Rautavaara, there […]

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Aurora Borealis: Baltic Music

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir Virtual Performance. There must be something in the water of the Baltic Sea (or is it the Aurora Borealis?) to produce the incredible outpouring of choral masterworks in the last few decades from along its shores!  From Estonians like Pärt, Latvians like Ešenvalds, Swedes like Jansson, to Finns like Rautavaara, there […]

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Aurora Borealis: Baltic Music

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir Virtual Performance. There must be something in the water of the Baltic Sea (or is it the Aurora Borealis?) to produce the incredible outpouring of choral masterworks in the last few decades from along its shores!  From Estonians like Pärt, Latvians like Ešenvalds, Swedes like Jansson, to Finns like Rautavaara, there […]

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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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In a Dark Chapel: The Byrd Mass for 4 voices

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir Virtual Performance. William Byrd (1543-1623) was forced to disguise his Roman Catholicism in Protestant England, and, though providing many choral works in English for Queen Elizabeth I’s Chapel Royal, he secretly wrote some of the most captivating and soul-wrenching works for clandestine Catholic chapels in the homes of sympathetic English aristocrats.  […]

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High Praise: Music for Trebles and Organ

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir Virtual Performance. In addition to ethereal works for women’s voices and organ by Brahms and Mendelssohn, a small group of six women will perform the Mass for 3-part women’s chorus and organ by Hans Kössler (1853-1926), a German composer resident for much of his life in Hungary, and who counted Bartok […]

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