Upcoming Concerts & Events
We are thrilled to bring you the 2013-2014 Concert Season at Saint John's and pleased to offer our Music Guide with the full schedule of world-class performances and musical services for the coming year. We hope to see you in our audience and congregation soon and often!
If you are a musician and your group is interested in performing in the concert series, we encourage you to apply for a future season. The application process for the 2014-15 season is closed.
For information on our Music at Noon concerts, Evensong, or other special services with music, please visit our Music at Noon and Liturgical Music pages via the menu on the right.
2013-2014 Music Guide >
TICKET SALES: Please note that concerts at Saint John's happen a variety of ways: many are free with a freewill donation collected, but some are ticketed. The Cathedral sells tickets only for concerts produced by the Cathedral, such as our choir's own performances of Handel's Messiah each year. Other local ensembles use our space and sell their own tickets; the Cathedral does not sell tickets for these concerts. Please read the description of the concert you wish to attend below for ticket information.
2013-2014 FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERTS
March 14, 7:30 pm - The Colorado Bach Ensemble - CANCELLED
March 16, 3:00 pm - Evensong and Pre-Evensong Music
Pre-Evensong "recitals" feature local artists from 3:00 to 3:25 pm on the third Sunday of the month. Organist Bryan Dunnewald, a native of Arvada, Colorado, and an organ major and piano minor at Interlochen Arts Academy, will perform works by Louis Vierne and Jean Langlais. The Evensong service follows with music by Morely, Gibbons, Ayleward, and Blitheman sung by the Cathedral Choir.
March 21, 7:30 pm - New York Polyphony
New York Polyphony is recognized as one of the finest vocal ensembles active today. With “beautifully blended voices of individual distinction” (The Independent, London, U.K.), the all-male foursome delivers its signature fusion of historically informed performances in a range of styles, with repertoire ranging from austere medieval melodies to cutting-edge contemporary compositions. Their dedication to innovative programming, as well as a focus on rare and rediscovered works, has earned New York Polyphony critical acclaim and a devoted following. The ensemble has toured extensively, participating in major concert series and festivals throughout North America and Europe. Buy tickets now. Tickets also sold at the door on concert night; general admission $20 and $10 for seniors and students.
April 4, 7:30 pm - Stuart Forster, organist
Stuart Forster is Director of Music and Organist at the Episcopal Church in Harvard Square—Christ Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has performed and recorded throughout both hemispheres as soloist, accompanist, and conductor. As a composer, Forster has written orchestral transcriptions for the organ, liturgical music for congregations that includes more than 100 hymn arrangements, and choral anthems. A dedicated organist and choir trainer, Forster’s passion for leading congregational singing has guided his vocation both in the church and in his teaching. Forster has selected a diverse program for his Denver debut, performing works by Basil Harwood, movements from Dvořák's Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”, J.S. Bach Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654, Première Symphonie by Louis Vierne. Freewill offering.
This program replaces the Choir of Saint John's College performance, due to a tour cancellation.
May 9, 7:30 pm - The Colorado Chamber Players
The Music of Derek Bermel
The Colorado Chamber Players is proud to present composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel, in a special program celebrating Bermel's music. Bermel's compositions draw from a rich variety of musical genres; the program will feature Mulatosh Stomp, Passing Through, A Short History of the Universe, all written by Bermel, and Brahms' exquisite Clarinet Quintet. He is currently Artist-in-Residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and Creative Advisor to the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. He has worked with some of the world's finest musicians and orchestras, and has various awards and a Grammy nominated to his credit. $20 General Admission in advance, $15.00 Senior/Student in advance; $25 General Admission at the door, $18 Senior/Student at the door. Please visit www.coloradochamberplayers.org or call 303-355-2224 for tickets and more information.
May 18, 3:00 pm - Evensong and Pre-Evensong Music
Ralph Valentine, organist at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, will perform works by Buxtehude, Charles Callahan, Sowerby, George Thalben-Ball, and Jean Langlais. A past Dean of the New Haven Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Mr. Valentine also served as Organist and Choirmaster at St. Andrew’s Church in Stamford, St. Andrew’s Church in Meriden, and for thirty-four years as the Organist and Choirmaster at St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford, Connecticut. After the prelude, stay for Evensong to hear the Cathedral Choir perform special works prepared just for this service.