Ars Nova Singers Season 28 : Connections
Britten and Beyond
A special collaboration with Sphere Ensemble, celebrating the music of Benjamin Britten in the centennial year of his birth. The program includes some of Britten’s finest choral works, including the beautiful Hymn to St. Cecilia, the rarely performed Chorale after an Old French Carol, and rousing Advance Democracy. The Sphere Ensemble will perform Britten’s Simple Symphony, composed around eight themes that the composer wrote as a child.
The string orchestra will also present Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten. Ars Nova and the Sphere Ensemble will join forces for the U. S. premiere of Arvo Pärt’s ethereal Salve Regina for voices and strings.
Friday, October 11, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1600 Grant Street, Denver
Saturday, October 12, 1st United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce Street, Boulder
A Colorado Holiday Tradition!
Celebrate the season with mysterious medieval harmonies, joyous polyphony from the Renaissance, and modern carols, presented with unique Ars Nova flair.
“Each season, the ensemble’s artistic director, Thomas Edward Morgan, assembles a fresh, fascinating yule program that transports listeners around the world and centuries back in time.” - The Denver Post
Friday, Dec. 6 - St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Denver
Saturday, Dec. 7 - St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder
Friday, Dec. 13 - St. John’s Episcopal Church, Boulder
Saturday, Dec. 14 - Bethany Lutheran Church, Denver (2:00pm matinee)
Extended Voices: Modern Masterworks
Connect with the future in this fascinating journey into the world of new music, featuring the winning works from our 6th Colorado Composers Competition. The program will also include adventurous music for voices extended by the use of modern technology: fresh, innovative and hauntingly beautiful sounds, with astonishing overtones and undertones, connecting with the listener on a deep, primal, and spiritual level. An Ars Nova experience not to be missed!
TWO VERY SPECIAL NON-SUBSCRIPTION EVENTS
The Violin and the Voice: In Concert with Edward Dusinberre
Ars Nova welcomes the first violinist of the Takacs Quartet in a special one-night-only collaboration at Macky Auditorium. Join us for this rare opportunity to hear one of the great violinists of our time, performing with Ars Nova Singers in contemporary works by Knut Nystedt, Rudi Tas, and Reed Criddle, as well as Edward’s first Boulder performanceof the famous Chaconne (from Partita No. 2 in D minor) by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 7:30pm - Macky Auditorium, Boulder
tickets available here
SpringSing: A Gala Celebration & Silent Auction
Ars Nova celebrates 28 years, with a delightful spring afternoon featuring:
- Solo and ensemble performances, with Ars Nova flair!
- Light appetizers, dessert, and wine
- Silent and live auction of unique art, goods, and services, in support of Ars Nova Singers
Sunday, June 8, 2014, 4:00pm - The Butterfly Pavillion, Westminster
All performances begin at 7:30 p.m., except as noted.
Programs and locations subject to change.
Phone: (303) 499-3165