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ARCHIVE 2014-15 Concert Season Events




As part of National Arts and Humanities Month, this October CVAE joins with other community-based choral ensembles for a celebration of choral singing in the Pikes Peak region. A Choral Confluence is being promoted by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) and presented by CHORALaborative, a collaboration between CVAE, the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, The Colorado Springs Choral Society and its Chamber Singers, the Soli Deo Gloria Choir, the Pikes Peak Threshold Singers, Abend Musik, and the Velvet Hills Chorus. The concert will feature a wide spectrum of music and styles, ranging from J.S. Bach and Simon and Garfunkel. The concert will primarily consist of individual performances from each of the participating choirs; however, the opening and closing pieces will include all choirs singing together; that’s 450 singers joining together! With great thanks to the sponsorship of Penrose St. Francis Health Services. 

Sunday, October 19 2014 4:00 p.m.

Pikes Peak Center
190 S. Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs


GATEWAYS: Opening Doors to the Choral Art

This performance is the culmination of CVAE’s acclaimed high school residency program, which mentors young singers and promotes a lifelong passion for the choral art. Gateways 2014 features the choirs of Air Academy and Mesa Ridge High Schools.  The concert will open with a glorious 8-part motet by Renaissance composer Jacob Handl which will take full advantage of St. Mary’s sumptuous acoustics.  The choirs will perform separately, and in combinations, singing the music of Palestrina, Ola Gjeilo, Emma Lou Diemer, Bob Chilcott, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and more.  Admission is free’ donations gratefully accepted. 

Friday November 7, 2014 7:30 p.m.

St. Mary’s Cathedral
22 W. Kiowa
Colorado Springs

WINTERSONG: A Celebration of the Season: 

Combining music and spoken word in the splendor of Shove Chapel by candlelight, this award-winning event has become a cherished holiday tradition. This year features guest artists on guitar, percussion, and cello for performances of rarely heard works from 16th and 17th century Spain, Mexico and Central America. The program will also include original works and arrangements of traditional favorites by living composers Michael McGlynn, Fredrik Sixten, and Jean Belmont.

Friday, December 19 7:30 p.m.
*Saturday, December 20 7:30 p.m.

Shove Memorial Chapel, Colorado College



This unusual program draws inspiration from the darker side of the human experience, highlighting music’s unique power to console. American Composer Eric Whitacre’s When David Heard, an intense portrait of grief, is the centerpiece of the program. Other featured works include motets by Josquin Des Prez, MLK, arr. by Bob Chilcott, and Lux Aeterna by Edward Elgar.

Friday, February 27, 2015 7:30 p.m.

Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
631 N. Tejon
Colorado Springs


ELEMENTS: A Taylor Memorial Concert

In this eclectic program inspired by the 4 elements- earth, wind, water, and air- the 30 voices of CVAE will present works by Claudio Monteverdi, Benjamin Britten, Morten Lauridsen, Frank Martin and Veljo Tormis.

Sunday, May 3 2015 3:00 p.m.

Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 
631 N. Tejon
Colorado Springs

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