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

Friday, December 12th, 2014
7:30pm
Saint John's Cathedral
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Saturday, December 13th, 2014
7:30pm
Montview Presbyterian Church
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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!


Support Kantorei on Colorado Gives Day!

Tuesday, December 9th is Colorado Gives Day! Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day is Colorado’s largest one-day online giving event. On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, thousands of donors will come together to support Colorado nonprofits like Kantorei. Last year, a record-breaking $20.9 million was distributed to Colorado nonprofits. Kantorei was humbled to receive $5,000 of those funds -- but this year, we hope you help support our goal to raise $10,000!

And it gets better! For the first time ever, Colorado Gives Day will feature a $1 Million Incentive Fund, one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. This means every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the Incentive Fund. For example, if we receive 10 percent of the total donations made on Colorado Gives Day, we will receive 10 percent of the $1 Million Incentive Fund. Your gift to us on Colorado Gives Day increases the value of every dollar you donate!

Check out our donation page on ColoradoGives.org, and give where you live on Colorado Gives Day. Your support directly helps Kantorei continue to foster community through choral arts, and achieve our goals for future collaborations, community choral festivals, and new recordings! Donations for Colorado Gives Day can be scheduled any time beginning November 1st by visiting our donation page.We thank you for your support of Kantorei and the choral arts in Denver!


Don't Miss These Wonderful Holiday Extras!

Thursday, December 4th, 2014
7:30pm
Bethany Lutheran Church
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Kantorei once again is pleased to join the Meistersingers of Cherry Creek High School for what has become our annual joint concert. We are always pleased to join this excellent group of young singers, encouraging them to pursue the gift of singing beyond their high school experience. The familiar songs of Christmas are the basis for this concert and we urge you to bring the whole family!

Sunday, December 14th, 2014
3:00pm
Cherry Creek High School
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This year, Kantorei debuts a festive matinee performance designed to engage young children and families. Selections include popular songs from the musical hit “Frozen,” as well as familiar Christmas carols. This program promises to delight kids and parents alike, with sing-a-longs, photo opportunities, and visits from some well-known holiday characters.


Get Your Tickets to the Remainder of our 2014-2015 Concert Season!

Join Kantorei for an incredible season of choral music! Purchase a season ticket for the remainder of our concert season and you'll get to enjoy our December, March, and May concerts. Best of all: Flexible scheduling! You choose the concert dates and times that work best for your schedule! Buy today and save 10%!

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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.

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