Preview by Betsy Schwarm One full year into social distancing, many of us have wearied of gazing at computer screens. If, perchance, it would take a compelling reason to return to the computer for diversion and entertainment, April 23rd will bring a possibility: the St. Martin Chamber Choir’s Voice of Nature program evoking sea and […]
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 music wasn’t the only revival featured in a stunning concert by Timothy Krueger’s St. Martin’s Chamber Choir earlier this month. The middle of three weekend […]
Herbert Howells never quite fully recovered from the death of his 9-year-old son Michael in 1935. The outpouring of music that helped the father deal with his crushing grief is among the most poignant and powerful of any composer in any era. Principal among them is a work penned intermittently between the 1930’s and 50’s, […]
A preview by Marc Shulgold What’s in a name? In the case of Timothy J. Krueger’s first name, apparently not much. The choral conductor chuckled as he pointed out that the origins of “Timothy” are related to “timid,” after the Latin word timere, meaning “to fear.” Well, there’s nothing timid about the season-opener of his […]
A review by Ruth L. Carver On February 24, Denver’s St. Martin’s Chamber Choir hosted the Santa Fe Desert Chorale in a joint concert as they passed through the Mile High City on a mini-tour. The event fit conveniently into each choir’s season, but it was also a celebration of the long history between the two […]
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 Robin McNeil Friday evening, February 7, I attended the St. Martin’s Chamber Choir performance entitled, Celtic Echoes. The program consisted of British Folksongs and Partsongs, several of which would be easily recognized by most concertgoers. Among those were Greensleeves, Loch Lomond, and Irish Tune From County Derry. It may be helpful for […]
By Marc Shulgold Yes, we know: The past year has been tough for performing arts groups forced to cancel concerts, find new revenue sources and struggle to stay...