Upcoming Concerts & Events

We are excited to bring you the 2014-2015 Concert Season at Saint John's with a 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!

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.

TICKET SALES: Please note that many concerts 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.  
Following one of their most acclaimed concerts ever (Music of the Tsars, September, 2010), St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, led by Artistic Director Timothy Krueger, revisits the music of the Russian Orthodox Church, with its massive harmonies, stacked chords, and somber melodies, including works by Tchaikovsky, Kalinnikov, Bortniansky, Cui, and others.  Tickets
Trio Aeris is known for inspired and liberated performances of baroque sonata literature from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with a focus on Italian and Italian-influenced repertory.  Tonight's program features a wide array of compositional styles, with a focus on crossing the Alps.  Members of Trio Aeris include violinist Zachary Carrettin, cellist William Skeen, harpsichordist Avi Stein, and guest violinist Nurit Pacht.  Tickets
Organist Dorothy Papadakos returns to Saint John’s Cathedral to accompany the silent film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame.  The Kimball organ and a theatre size movie screen will bring to life this classic film.  Start Halloween off early, invite your family and friends and come in costume.  Freewill offering.
Fauré composed his best-known work, Requiem, in 1887, purely, as he said, for the pleasure of it. The first performance took place at the fashionable church of The Madeleine in Paris where he was choirmaster, on January 16, 1888.  This full program features the combined vocal forces of the Saint John’s Cathedral and Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church Choirs along with the musicians of the Colorado Chamber Players.

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Violinist Jeri Jorgensen and pianist Cullen Bryant perform sonatas by Beethoven, Brahms, and Stravinsky. Jorgensen, first violinist of the Da Vinci Quartet from 1980-2004, is a member of the performance faculty of Colorado College and formerly adjunct faculty in violin and chamber music at the Lamont School of Music of the University of Denver. Bryant is among the most active chamber and collaborative pianists in New York City, maintaining a schedule of over 70 recitals a year.  Freewill offering.
Kantorei, founded in 1997, is a nationally recognized, all-volunteer, highly auditioned choral ensemble based in Denver, CO.  A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten and works by Stephen Paulus, Herbert Howells, and Ola Gjeilo complete the program.  Artistic Director Joel Rinsema makes his Saint John’s Cathedral debut.  Tickets

A Christmas tradition, Saint John’s Cathedral presents its annual performances of Handel’s most famous work, Messiah. Hear the glorious First Part performed by the Cathedral Choir and orchestra in the Gothic-style setting at Saint John’s Cathedral.

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St. Martin’s Chamber Choir interprets a collection of Christmas works commissioned and first performed at Cambridge colleges.  Tickets
Raymond Nagem, one of the leading organists of his generation, is Associate Organist of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York and C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School.  He will perform Mozart, Fantasia in F minor, Duruflé, Prélude, Adagio, et Choral varié sur le Veni Creator, and Messiaen, La Nativité du Seigneur.  A rising star in the organ community, Nagem brings a kaleidoscopic sense of color and a virtuosic flair to these works, perfectly suited to the Cathedral’s famed Kimball organ.  Freewill offering.
Known for its adventurous programming, Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra performs a program of towering works by Philip Glass, Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, and Shostakovich.  Yumi Hwang-Williams solos in Glass’s Violin Concerto No. 2. Tickets
For the twenty-four singers in the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, perhaps the finest professional choir in the world today, choral singing is a long and proud part of their Baltic heritage. Their powerful and expressive voices produce a sound that is both precise and passionate. Denver audiences will hear those voices resonate in the stained glass and stone surroundings of Saint John’s Cathedral, an ideal performance space for this GRAMMY® award-winning choir.  Tickets <
Voices of Light merges the legendary silent film masterpiece The Passion of Joan of Arc, considered to be one of the greatest films ever made, with a live performance of a ravishing score by award-winning composer Richard Einhorn. Carl Theodor Dreyer's film - a haunting and powerful depiction of the trial of Joan of Arc - enhanced with a live performance of Einhorn’s superb score for orchestra, chorus and soloists is deeply moving and unforgettable. Performances draw a wide audience ranging from film buffs and choral enthusiasts, to contemporary music lovers and those who continue to find the story of Joan of Arc inspirational even 600 years after her birth. Tickets
Former organist at Saint John’s Cathedral, Richard Robertson has held church positions in New York City; Atlanta, Georgia; Clearwater, Florida; and currently at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Denver.  Freewill offering.
Karen Black teaches organ, church music, and music theory, serves as organist for weekday chapel and Sunday services, and conducts Kantorei at Wartburg College.  Prior to coming to Wartburg, Dr. Black held positions as full-time Director of Music and Organist at Zion Lutheran Church, Hopkins, Minnesota; Assistant Organist at Trinity Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, Indiana; and full-time Director of Music at Church of the Annunciation in Minneapolis.  Freewill offering.
Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, and named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2008, the San Francisco-based, GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer embarks upon its 37th season in 2014-15.  Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music. Tickets <
Concert Request

If you are a performer and interested in the concert series, we encourage you to apply for a future season.  We are now accepting performance proposals for the 2015-16 season.  Please complete and return the application form by February 1, 2015. Concert Request Form 2015-16.pdf

Featured Concerts


Dorothy Papadakos, organist

Friday, October 24, 2014
Organist Dorothy Papadakos returns to Saint John’s Cathedral to accompany the silent film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The Kimball organ and a theatre size movie screen will bring to life this classic film. Start Halloween off early, invite your family and friends and come in costume.


Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Friday, February 27, 2015
For the twenty-four singers in the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, perhaps the finest professional choir in the world today, choral singing is a long and proud part of their Baltic heritage. Their powerful and expressive voices produce a sound that is both precise and passionate.


Voices of Light
Silent Film with Orchestra

Friday, March 13, 2015
Voices of Light merges the legendary silent film masterpiece The Passion of Joan of Arc, considered to be one of the greatest films ever made, with a live performance of a ravishing score by award-winning composer Richard Einhorn.



Chanticleer

Friday, May 8, 2015
Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, and named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2008, the San Francisco-based, GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer embarks upon its 37th season in 2014-15.

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