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2024-2025 Season Announcement Coming Soon!

Opening doors to the Choral Art

Air Academy High Shool Chamber Singers
Austina Lee,

Friday, October 20, 7:30 pm

St. Mary's Cathedral

22 West Kiowa Street

Promoting musical awareness through the study and performance of great choral repertoire, tofoster a lifelong passion for the choral art.

Featuring works by Thomas Tallils, Harry Escott, Claude Debussy, Elaine Hagenberg, Alexander Blake, and More.

No tickets required.

Admission is free, donations accepted.

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CVAE and

Parish House Baroque present

Handel's Messiah

Saturday, November 25

4:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Glen Eyrie Castle

Elevate your spirit with the timeless majesty of Handel's Messiah as the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble and Parish House Baroque unite once again, conjuring an unforgettable evening of authenticity and emotion. Experience a musical journey that transcends faith, hope, and redemption. Two performances at the historic Glen Eryie Castle.

A piece of old parchment with Handel's Messiah on it



Returns to Shove Chapel! 

Friday, December 15, 7:30 pm

& Saturday, December 16, 7:30 pm

Shove Chapel, Colorado College

1010 N. Nevada Ave.

This beloved annual tradition is back in its original home in the splendor of Shove Chapel by candlelight.

Combining music and spoken word and spanning the centuries from Medieval to modern. Exploring mystery, timelessness, the intersection between light and dark, and the beauty of the natural world as it is revealed in winter.


Featuring works by Gregorio Allegri, Heinrich Schütz, Rebecca Dale, Reena Esmail, Andrew Balfour, and more.

Admission is free, no tickets or reservations required. Donations gratefully accepted.

A flock of red birds fly from a frost-covered tree towards a purple sky.
Up Next

Seven Last Words of the Unarmed

by Joel Thompson

Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble

Colorado College Chamber Chorus

Colorado Springs Children's Chorale

Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 7:00 pm

Cornerstone Arts Center

Richard F. Celeste Theatre

Colorado College

825 N. Cascade Avenue

This haunting 7-movement work sets to music the final words of seven black men and boys: Kenneth Chamberlain, Trayvon Martin, Amadou Diallo, Michael Brown, Oscar Grant, John Crawford, and Eric Garner.


For composer Joel Thompson, this project began simply, as a private expression of his grief and a prayer for empathy. Since its premiere in 2015 it has been the source of much conversation and inspiration, demonstrating how music and art can help us move forward as we tackle important and painful problems in our society.

Now more than ever do we need art to create sincere dialogue between disparate groups.”

- Joel Thompson

Free and open to the public. No tickets required.




Abstract art by nathan kyle riggers, a swirl of black, white, blue, and gold.

Join us for a post-concert reception showcasing works by Kevin Johnson and Wendy Mike, two of Colorado Springs' finest visual artists.

Thank you to our concert sponsors!




For more information about the concert or about parking at CC for music events, contact the Music Office at (719) 389-6545 or

Season Finale!

Presented by the Taylor Memorial Concert Series

Sunday, April 14, 3:00 pm

Grace & St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

631 North Tejon


With special guest artists

Emma Patterson, Pamela Chaddon, and Jennifer Yopp, cellists

Jenna Hunt, harpist


Featured works:

Knut Nystedt- Stabat Mater

A tour-de-force solo cello part joins the choir to deliver the full emotional weight of Mary's suffering as Christ's mother at the foot of the cross. This dramatic and rarely-performed work is not to be missed!

Dominick Argento- Walden Pond

Argento's masterful setting for choir, three celli, and harp brings lyrical elegance to Henry David Thoreau's famous writings on Walden Pond. 

Admission is free. Donations gratefully accepted. No tickets or reservations required.

View the full program and guest artists' bios at the link below:

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- Guest Appearance -

Colorado College Summer Music Festival

Symphony No. 9

Friday, June 21, 2024

Cornerstone Arts Center

Colorado College

In celebration of the SMF  40th anniversary season, CVAE joins the Festival Orchestra and conductor Scott Yoo for Beethoven's final complete symphony.

Ticket information coming soon.

CVAE rehearsing a piece with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs
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