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Kantorei is a nationally recognized, all-volunteer, highly auditioned choral ensemble based in Denver, CO.

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Saturday, October 11th, 2014
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Lone Tree Arts Center

Through sight and sound, we depict the grandiose splendor of our wonderful state. Celebrated photographer John Fielder joins Kantorei for this once in a life time experience. We’ll sing about our majestic trees and mountains, some cowboy songs, and enjoy familiar favorites by Colorado’s adopted son and poet laureate, John Denver -all performed to the gorgeous art of John Fielder.

Tickets ($20/$15/$5) are on sale now and may be purchased at www.lonetreeartscenter.org.

Supporting Our Schools - Colorado Art Contest!

Our first concert of the season, featuring celebrated photographer John Fielder, will be something special. And we're making it even more special by sponsoring a Colorado Art Contest for Denver-area schools! Kantorei will donate $250 to two winning school art programs, one of whom will be selected by Mr. Fielder himself!

Invites were sent to area schools on Monday, 9/15; if you would like your school to participate, please view and save the contest details and forward to your favorite art teacher!

Announcing our 2014-2015 Concert Season!

Tickets for Kantorei's 2014-2015 Concert Season are now on sale! In what promises to be another incredible year of choral music, Kantorei will present four separate concert series under the direction of new Artistic Director Joel M. Rinsema. You will not want to miss it!

This year's season ticket package contains one ticket to each of our October, December, March, and May concerts. Best of all: flexible scheduling! You choose the concert dates and times that work best for your schedule! Buy now and save 10%!

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Through sight and sound, we depict the grandiose splendor of our wonderful state. Celebrated photographer John Fielder joins Kantorei for this once in a life time experience. We’ll sing about our majestic trees and mountains, some cowboy songs, and enjoy familiar favorites by Colorado’s adopted son and poet laureate, John Denver -all performed to the gorgeous art of John Fielder.

Singing Christmas Carols is a long standing holiday tradition. In the spirit of the season, Kantorei brings to you for the first time the four-part version of Benjamin Britten’s masterwork, A Ceremony of Carols for choir, soloists and harp –one of the most popular holiday pieces on the planet! We’ll also feature prolific American composer Stephen Paulus’ Three Nativity Carols for Choir and oboe, and introduce you to some new versions of familiar favorites by the young Norwegian composer, Ola Gjeilo. We may well ask you to sing along at the end!

For centuries, Chant has been a central compositional style used for meditation and spiritual gatherings. Kantorei explores this age-old art form with early renditions of solo line melodies as well as newer compositions that are chant-based or chant-infused. Featured works include chants by Hildegaard von Bingen; Josquin Des Prez’s chant-based Mass, “Missa Pange Lingua;” British mystic composer John Tavener’s setting of a Jewish matrimonial ceremony, “The Village Wedding;” “Four Motets on Gregorian Chants” by Maurice Duruflé and new works by Eric Whitacre and James Whitbourn.

Kantorei honors Mother Earth with pieces celebrating the splendor of nature. Aaron Copland tells the Creation story in his a cappella masterwork “In the Beginning” for mezzo-soprano and choir. Ralph Vaughan Williams captures a cinematographic look at mountains, the sea and rolling hills in his “Three Shakespeare Settings.” and Felix Mendelssohn’s cheerful “Six Songs to be Sung in the Open Air,” Op.59, will feature the warm and luxurious voices of Kantorei.

A Passing of the Baton with "Horizons"

The final concert of Kantorei's 2013-2014 season was met with excitement and acclaim, as we celebrated founding conductor Richard Larson, Interim Conductor Sarah Harrison, and incoming Artistic Director Joel Rinsema. Each director conducted portions of the program, which was well-received by equally-appreciative audiences at Augustana Lutheran Church and Bethany Lutheran Church.

thescen3.org reviewer Ruth Carver was on hand, and praised the performance, saying "the full-bodied sound of the choir was stunning."

The program featured a variety of choral music from around the world, with contrasting styles highlighting the messages of change, of hope, and of celebration.

"This potpourri of repertoire gave the audience a taste of everything Kantorei is capable of, and raised excitement about what the future holds under Rinsema’s baton," said Carver.

Read the full review at thescen3.org


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