UPCOMING CONCERTS: A Collage of Choral Sounds
Music Beyond Words
We will conclude our 27th concert season with a program of choral works entitled Music Beyond Words, at two metro-area performances on May 31 and June 1. Special guest performers include Tana Cochran, soprano and John Heins, Strathmann flute.
Tickets: $22 for adults, $17 for seniors, $12 for college students, and $7 for youth (ages 6-18).
Artistic Director Thomas Edward Morgan: “We’re presenting a curious collage of music for voices: choral works composed without text implications. This is music based on the sounds of the voice and the extraordinary sonic possibilities of people singing together. These sounds can be surprisingly expressive, reaching for a more profound depth of communication: art that can suggest rather than explain. These are works that invite listeners in, as there are no language barriers.”
The program includes the following works:
Thomas Jennefelt, Villarosa Sequences (Colorado Premiere)
John Heins, Nocturne for women’s voices (World Premiere)
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Vocalise, op. 34, no. 14
Frederick Delius, To Be Sung of a Summer Night on the Water
Edward Elgar, Lux Aeterna
Stephen Hatfield, La lluvia
Knut Nystedt, Immortal Bach
Critical acclaim for
"I was struck by the balance of the Ars Nova Singers and their careful attention to every detail. Morgan has a knack for seeing details which very few other conductors can see, and the result is a spellbinding intricacy in every performance. It is what makes this choral group so astoundingly consistent in their excellence."
"This was the finest performance I have heard the Ars Nova Singers present."
- Robin McNeil, Opus Colorado (March 24, 2013) read the full review here
Ars Nova gratefully acknowledges the support of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District – Boulder County.
Since 1989, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) has distributed funds from a 1/10 of 1% sales and use tax to cultural facilities throughout the seven-county Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. The funds support cultural facilities whose primary purpose is to enlighten and entertain the public through the production, presentation, exhibition, advancement and preservation of art, music, theatre, dance, zoology, botany, natural history and cultural history. For more information on the SCFD, please click here.
...a richly reverberant world of sound...
- The Choral Review
"Ars Nova has never sounded better...first-rate intonation and precision."
- Denver Post, 12/15/2009
"A cohesive, resplendent sound...renditions among the finest of any vocal group in the country."
- Colorado Daily