Chorale Announces Blake Nawa’a as Assistant Director

The Colorado Chorale has selected Blake Nawa’a as the new Assistant Director as the ensemble celebrates its 52nd season. Nawa’a will begin his tenure November 2021 in anticipation of the Chorale’s return to live performances for the holiday season. A musician accustomed to wearing many hats, Blake works around the wider Denver metro area as [...]

Our Covid-Safe Policies

How We're Trying to Keep Us All Safe from Covid Colorado Chorale musicians have all shown proof of vaccination.  We have been rehearsing with masks and will perform with them. To keep us all safe, we require that all audience members be masked and must present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test each time they [...]

Fauré’s Requiem

The Colorado Chorale's online performance of the Fauré Requiem can be accessed here.   About the Fauré Requiem Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) was a French impressionist composer, organist, pianist, and teacher.  Among his students were Maurice Ravel and Nadia Boulanger.  Fauré himself was a student of composer Camille Saint-Saëns . Other familiar works by Fauré are Pavane, Apres [...]

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Music as Therapy

As musicians and music lovers, we've been turning to music for solace and stimulation during COVID.  We asked some of our singers to share with us what they've been listening to, and their responses are below. A few weeks ago, I started a new Sunday morning tradition of listening (quite loudly) to classical music for [...]

Composers in Quarantine

By Dr. Kevin T. Padworski COVID-19 is not the first widespread disease to plague humanity. The world - for the most part - continues to respond as we have done in the past: with humanity, compassion, and creativity. It's human nature to seek joy in beauty, books and music during a time of plague, as [...]

Colorado Chorale Stands for Racial Justice

The Colorado Chorale has strived for the past 50 years to use our music to widen our connection to a diverse community. As such, we are proud to stand in solidarity with our Black communities in the demand for an end to institutionalized racism and injustice toward communities of color. We recognize that we have [...]

Covid 19 UPDATE

Our 50th Anniversary Gala has been Cancelled The Chorale has been forced to cancel its 50th anniversary fundraising gala due to Covid-19. It is among our highest priorities to mark the 50th anniversary of the Chorale -- a remarkable achievement -- with gatherings of alumni and our supporters.  For now we are uncertain when it will [...]

Christmas with the Colorado Chorale

See the wonder in your child’s eyes when the Colorado Chorale performs selections from Frozen, Willy Wonka, and other music of Chanukah and Christmas. Santa will make a special visit, and you get to sing along with some of the best holiday favorites, all to the accompaniment of our string quartet! Join the hundreds of [...]

Our 50th Season

We're thrilled to announce the Colorado Chorale's 50th season of music. Hundreds of singers have entertained thousands of audience members over the 50 years of our existence, and we hope that all of you will join us in this year of celebratory events.  On tap, four concerts covering gospel, holiday and sacred classics. Dr. [...]

Colorado Chorale Welcomes New Accompanist

Maddy Vande Polder has joined the Colorado Chorale as our accompanist.  She holds a Master's degree in collaborative piano from the University of Colorado, where she was pianist for the school's University Choir for two years. Maddy has also performed internationally in Costa Rica, Hungary, Germany, Austria, and Ireland.  We are so pleased to be [...]

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