Spirit of Song: Music Speaks Louder Than Words

Spirit of Song: Music Speaks Louder Than Words

(Denver, CO – November 17, 2016) – After kicking off our sixth season with a moving fall concert at Cameron United Methodist Church, the Denver Pro Chorale will present The Spirit of Song: Music Speaks Louder Than Words, a holiday musical event at the Holiday Event Center, 2644 West 32nd Avenue, Denver, CO 80211 on Saturday, December 2, 2017.  After the concert, stick around and enjoy some beer and tasty bites, in addition to a raffle for some great prizes.   Tickets are available for advance purchase online at http://denverprochorale.com/tickets/. Tickets are $20.00 for general admission and $15.00 for seniors, students, military, and children. Tickets may also be purchased at the door prior to the concert.   A complete list of Denver Pro Chorale events follows, and additional information may be found at www.denverprochorale.com.     Upcoming Events   December 2 Denver, Colorado The Spirit of Song: Music Speaks Louder Than Words Holiday Event Center   December 9 Aurora, Colorado Christmas Carols Dry Dock Brewery   January 5, 2018 Denver, Colorado Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in concert In collaboration with the Colorado Symphony Chorus Boettcher Concert Hall   March 11, 2018 Denver, Colorado The Greatest of These: Love Speaks Louder Than Words Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception   May 5, 2018 Denver, Colorado This Too Shall Pass: A Moment Speaks Louder Than Words Cameron United Methodist Church   About Us Founded in 2012, the Denver Pro Chorale is comprised of thirty-six musicians based in the Denver Metropolitan area.  Under the direction of Taylor Martin, the Denver Pro Chorale specializes in singing diverse a cappella choral repertoire including contemporary works from around the world. Now in our sixth season, the Denver Pro Chorale has collaborated previously with The Colorado Symphony, The Colorado Chorale, El Sistema, Denver’s Church of the Ascension, St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, and the Choirs of Metropolitan State University, in addition to being invited to perform at the Colorado Music Educator’s Association Convention in Colorado Springs. The programs offered by the Denver Pro Chorale are made possible in part through its partnership with Fractured Atlas.    ...

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Announcing Denver Pro Chorale’s 2017/18 Season

Announcing Denver Pro Chorale’s 2017/18 Season

This season the Denver Pro Chorale will be Louder Than Words! Mark your calendars now for what is sure to be an exciting season of performances by one of Denver’s premier choirs. Saturday, October 21, 2017 Saturday, December 2, 2017 Sunday, March 11, 2018 Saturday, May 5, 2018 Please consider becoming a season subscriber.  Your season subscription will include two tickets to concerts on October 21, December 2, and May 5.  Limited subscriptions are available, claim yours today at http://denverprochorale.com/tickets/   About Us Founded in 2012, the Denver Pro Chorale is comprised of thirty-six musicians based in the Denver Metropolitan area.  Under the direction of Taylor Martin, the Denver Pro Chorale specializes in singing diverse a cappella choral repertoire including contemporary works from around the world. Now in our sixth season, the Denver Pro Chorale has collaborated previously with The Colorado Symphony, The Colorado Chorale, El Sistema, Denver’s Church of the Ascension, St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, and the Choirs of Metropolitan State University, in addition to being invited to perform at the Colorado Music Educator’s Association Convention in Colorado Springs. The programs offered by the Denver Pro Chorale are made possible in part through its partnership with Fractured...

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Denver Pro Chorale to Perform at Metropolitan State University of Denver

After enjoying a successful second season, marked by a sold-out concert at Denver’s Church of the Ascension and a well-received performance at the Colorado Music Educator’s Association convention, the Denver Pro Chorale  is looking forward to a joint performance at Metropolitan State University of Denver. The Denver Pro Chorale’s third season will continue with a Spring Concert in collaboration with the St. Martin’s Chamber Choir and the Metropolitan State University choirs on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:30pm at the King Center Concert Hall on the Auraria Campus in Denver, Colorado. The Denver Pro Chorale will perform pieces by William Billings, J.K. Alwood, and highlights from a Requiem Mass composed by MSU Alumnus Bryan Grosbach, a work that will be performed in its entirety at the Denver Pro Chorale’s Concert on April 17 & 18. Tickets are available for advance purchase online at http://ahec.interticket.com/search.php.  Tickets may also be purchased at the King Center Box Office prior to the concert. A complete list of Denver Pro Chorale events follows, and additional information may be found at www.denverprochorale.com.   March 14 Denver, Colorado Spring Concert King Center Concert Hall Michael J. Kornelsen, conductor In collaboration with the St. Martin’s Chamber Choir & Metropolitan State University April 17 Denver, Colorado World Premiere of Bryan Grosbach’s Requiem Church of the Ascension Michael J. Kornelsen, conductor April 18 Denver, Colorado World Premiere of Bryan Grosbach’s Requiem Church of the Ascension Michael J. Kornelsen, conductor   About the Denver Pro Chorale Founded in 2012 by Dr. Michael J. Kornelsen, the Denver Pro Chorale is comprised of thirty-six musicians based in the Denver Metropolitan area.  The Denver Pro Chorale specializes in singing diverse a cappella choral repertoire including contemporary works from around the world. The Denver Pro Chorale concluded its second season with its first independent concert to a sold out audience at Denver’s Church of the Ascension, in addition to being invited to perform at the Colorado Music Educator’s Association convention in Colorado Springs. Moving into its third season, the Denver Pro Chorale is looking forward to collaborating with the Metropolitan State University and St. Martin’s Chamber Choir in joint concerts in addition to a concert at Denver’s Church of the Ascension in the spring of 2015. The programs offered by the Denver Pro Chorale are made possible in part through its partnership and collaboration with the Metropolitan State University of Denver and Fractured Atlas. A complete list of Denver Pro Chorale events follows, and additional information may be found at www.denverprochorale.com.   Press release available for download in .pdf format:  Denver Pro Chorale to Perform at Metropolitan State University of Denver Contact: Christie Connolley Candescent Media (888) 444-2757...

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Denver Pro Chorale To Perform Voices of Christmas

Denver Pro Chorale To Perform Voices of Christmas

(Denver, CO – December 9, 2014) – After kicking off its third season with a sold out Fall concert in collaboration with the choirs of Metropolitan State University, the Denver Pro Chorale will present Voices of Christmas, two holiday concerts to celebrate the holiday season. “We’re very excited to present our first solo holiday concert in this, our third season as a choir.”  Director, Michael J. Kornelsen expressed when discussing the upcoming performance.  “One of my favorite pieces is “Splendid Jewel” by Stephen Paulus, a contemporary American composer who passed away tragically this fall.  In addition to this and other choral motets, we are pleased to present a selection of well-known Christmas carols. “ The Denver Pro Chorale will perform Voices of Christmas on Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13 at 7:30pm at the Church of the Ascension, 600 Gilpin Street, Denver, CO 80218. Tickets are available for advance purchase online at www.denverprochorale.com.  Tickets are $12.00 general admission/ $10.00 for seniors & military/ $8.00 for students.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door prior to the concert. A complete list of Denver Pro Chorale events follows, and additional information may be found at www.denverprochorale.com.   Upcoming Events March 14 Denver, Colorado Fall Concert King Center Concert Hall Michael J. Kornelsen, conductor In collaboration with the Metropolitan State University choirs April 17 Denver, Colorado Spring Concert Church of the Ascension Michael J. Kornelsen, conductor April 18 Denver, Colorado Spring Concert Church of the Ascension Michael J. Kornelsen, conductor   About the Denver Pro Chorale Founded in 2012 by Dr. Michael J. Kornelsen, the Denver Pro Chorale is comprised of thirty-six musicians based in the Denver Metropolitan area.  The Denver Pro Chorale specializes in singing diverse a cappella choral repertoire including contemporary works from around the world. The Denver Pro Chorale concluded its second season with its first independent concert to a sold out audience at Denver’s Church of the Ascension, in addition to being invited to perform at the Colorado Music Educator’s Association convention in Colorado Springs. Moving into its third season, the Denver Pro Chorale is looking forward to collaborating with the Metropolitan State University and St. Martin’s Chamber Choir in joint concerts in addition to a Christmas concert and a Spring concert at Denver’s Church of the Ascension in the spring of 2015. The programs offered by the Denver Pro Chorale are made possible in part through its partnership and collaboration with the Metropolitan State University of Denver and Fractured Atlas. A complete list of Denver Pro Chorale events follows, and additional information may be found at www.denverprochorale.com.   Press release available for download in .pdf format:  Denver Pro Chorale to Perform Voices of Christmas   Contact: Christie Connolley Candescent...

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Insights into Walt Whitman’s Poetry in A Procession Winding Around Me

Insights into Walt Whitman’s Poetry in A Procession Winding Around Me

By Kevin Hindley Jeffrey Van’s four-movement song cycle “A Procession Winding Around Me” is an enthralling and cathartic backward gaze into American history. To empower his masterful word-painting compositional style, Van utilizes poetic reflections produced by Walt Whitman upon his own return from visiting American Civil War camps. Setting the text for mixed choir accompanied by a single classical guitar, Van achieves a great breadth of texture, from full and frantic to sparse, isolated, and pure. The work in four movements takes us into the mind’s eye of a Civil War soldier: in the first movement, experiencing the winding, restless, fitful, fearful, and longing thoughts of a quiet camp or “bivouac” the night before battle. In the second movement, we awake to the violent heat and terror of battle, fighting for life and ideals and without regard, as was common in our terrible Civil War, for family-relation, youth, age, position, or gender. Nothing could stand in the way of the beating drums and sounding bugles of the marching war machine. Movement three: the heat of the battle has gone with the sun, and the bright light of the moon and quiet of the night reveal the eerie and abhorrent remains left in the wake of war. It is easy to forget how much the carnage of battle has changed since cannon-and-rifle warfare. Van bleakly cradles the bloated bodies, purple and death-rattled corpses, in a detached but gentle and serene moon-glow. It is said that the population takes two generations to forget.  When the time comes that a dark era in our history is not remembered by anyone still living, we simply release the emotions that were attached to it.  Van calls his final movement, “Reconciliation.” Here we have a sharp, audible contrast to the other, more dissonant movements, which explore forms of fear: worry, terror, and haunting. “Reconciliation” reassures us with consonant, soothing, rich strokes of sound that as time passes, the violence and injustice of the past is cleansed from our hearts and memories, we see not enemies but only humanity, and the world renews itself. We hope you will join us for a live performance of this beautiful, visceral, and thought-provoking work  at Denver Pro Chorale’s concert, Friday April 11th at 7:30pm at the Church of the Ascension, 600 Gilpin St., Denver, CO 80218.  Buy your tickets online here. __________________________________________ Kevin Hindley is a composer, actor, and vocalist in Denver, CO.  He specializes in vocal and choral writing, and strings.  Kevin currently performs with the Denver Pro Chorale, and will be appearing this summer at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center in “The Music Man.” To hear samples of his work, search “Kevin Hindley” on...

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