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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Volunteer Opportunities with DPC!

Volunteer Opportunities with DPC!

The Denver Pro Chorale is looking to fill two volunteer positions: Development Director The Denver Pro Chorale is searching for a Development director who would work with the Board of Directors to achieve the organization’s fundraising goals. Key responsibilities will include developing a donor base with an immediate emphasis on our upcoming fundraising gala.  The gala will be the first major fundraising effort for the organization which is in a formative stage. This fall, the Denver Pro Chorale will embark on its third season and is looking for a dynamic volunteer in this position to help this emerging arts organization to grow and flourish in the Denver arts community.  Please email info@denverprochorale.com to express interest in this position. Grant Writer The Denver Pro Chorale is looking for a hard-working and dedicated person to lead grant writing and filing activities.  We are in need of a person familiar and competent with grant writing in Colorado and with the Colorado Common Grant Application to help us attain this goal and help our organization reach its full potential.  This fall, the Denver Pro Chorale will embark on its third season and is looking for a dynamic volunteer in this position to help this emerging arts organization to grow and flourish in the Denver arts community.  Please email info@denverprochorale.com to express interest in this position....

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From the Composer

From the Composer

by Bryan Grosbach In a world that is today continually assailed by tragedies and chaos, there is a desperate cry for peace resounding from every corner of the globe. The text, “Dona Nobis Pacem,” is a phrase found in the Catholic Mass at the end of the ‘Agnus Dei’ section. This phrase, in Latin, translates into “Grant Us Peace.”  Although this text is most commonly known through the popular hymn sung often in canon, throughout time various composers have set it regularly, often when the threat of war or destruction was imminent or had already devastated the land and its peoples.  My own setting of this text follows that similar plea, seeing all of the trials we face on a daily basis from attacks on elementary schools to the misery wrought from the Caribbean to the Carolinas by Hurricane Matthews. “Dona Nobis Pacem” uses two choirs, and is sung antiphonally (facing each other from a distance, creating a collision of sound in the middle of the two groups) to represent the cry for peace echoing from around the world.  The “Dona Nobis Pacem” text is interrupted in the middle of the work by the rest of the Agnus Dei script, which translates to “Lamb of God, you who take away the sins of the world…” followed again by the Dona Nobis Pacem phrase “…grant us peace.” Special thanks goes to Taylor Martin and the Denver Pro Chorale, for once again championing one of my works.  I hope that through listening to this piece premiered beautifully by the DPC, you are able to –if only for a moment –find peace in your own life, and the strength to move forward through the pain and destruction we now face...

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