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Mozart Requiem
May 13 at 7:30
May 14 at 2:00

Arvada United Methodist Church

6750 Carr Street
Arvada, CO 80006

 

Concert Information

  • Concerts will take place in the Arvada United Methodist Church Sanctuary on Friday, May 13 at 7:30pm and Saturday, May 14 at 2:00pm.  No reserved seating. Tickets are available at the door or in advance online.

  • The Arvada Chorale is joined by the Flatirons Community Orchestra and four professional vocal soloists

  • The Concert length is approximately 1 hour; there is no intermission

  • Masks are not required, but are at the discretion of patrons attending. We encourage the use of masks for immuno-compromised and senior patrons

  • If you purchased tickets online, please bring a printed receipt (sent to your email), or be prepared to show the receipt on your mobile phone

  • There will be a Bake Sale before and after the concert - please support the Chorale by purchasing delicious home baked goods 

 Link to the English translations of the Latin we will be singing

GUEST ARTISTS

 

Dr. J. Arturo Gonzalez, Music Director, Flatirons Community Orchestra, was born in Mexico City, Mexico. His initial musical training was as a participant in El Sistema Mexico; he was part of the orchestras and a fellow in the Conducting program. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Piano performance and Orchestral Conducting from the Conservatorio Nacional de Musica in Mexico City, he moved to the United States to pursue a Masters in Sacred Music/Choral Conducting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He received his Doctoral degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder. During his time at the University of Colorado he was assistant conductor of the CU opera and became one of eight semi-finalists in the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) conducting competition, the only CU student to ever achieve this recognition.

 

 He has been the music director of El Paso Association for the Performing Arts, Ballet/Theater of the Border, East Central Summer Productions, Midwest Lyric Opera, Colorado Light Opera, Boulder Opera and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and has conducted choirs, orchestras, opera, and musicals in Mexico, Central America, the US, and Spain. He continues to be in demand as a guest conductor and conducting clinician with orchestras in North and Central America. 

 

 

 

Christiana Danaé, Soprano, holds both a Performance Certificate and a Master of Music degree from the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, also receiving the prestigious Newman Fellowship. Christiana completed her undergraduate degree in Voice Performance and Biblical Studies at Gordon College in New England. Christiana’s roles include Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Adele in Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus, Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Suor Genevieffa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, and Yum-Yum in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado. She has been a featured soloist with the York (PA) Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lawrence Golan, the Boulder Symphony Orchestra, Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, Boulder Concert Band, Thornton Concert Band, The Spirituals Project, and The Bennie Williams Spiritual Voices and Opera Theatre of the Rockies.

 

Christiana has been a 3-time finalist in the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition and received the Pikes Peak Opera League Career Advancement Award in 2019.  With her drive for social justice, Christiana performed a recital celebrating the Juneteenth holiday titled “Juneteenth: Sounds of Freedom,” influenced by the Black experience. She maintains a private voice studio and teaches at Community College of Aurora. In November 2021, Christiana and her husband welcomed their first child and are happily adjusting to their new lives as parents. 

 

Sarah Barber, Mezzo Soprano, has performed with many notable companies, including Central City Opera, West Bay Opera, Opera Theatre of the Rockies, Des Moines Metro Opera, the Tucson Symphony, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, the Colorado Music Festival, and the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra, to name a few. Favorite operatic appearances include the title role in Carmen, Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, La Principessa in Suor Angelica, Augusta Tabor in The Ballad of Baby Doe, and the Old Prioress in Dialogues of the Carmelites. Her extensive concert work includes Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, Bernstein's Jeremiah Symphony, Duruflé's Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and Respighi’s Il Tramonto.

 

A champion of new music, Sarah has premiered several song cycles and new operas. Sarah holds a MM degree from the University of Colorado Boulder, a BME from the University of Northern Iowa, and has won numerous awards and vocal competitions. Also an awarded music educator, Ms. Barber performs and tours regularly as a Teaching Artist with Central City Opera and has served on the voice faculties of CU Boulder, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado State University, Denver School of the Arts, and Front Range Community College. [Full calendar available at: www.sarahbarber.com.]

 

Pablo Romero, Tenor, is originally from Ecuador, where he studied music at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. He continued his studies in art and music at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. Coming to Colorado to continue his vocal training, Mr. Romero graduated from Colorado State University with a Masters in Vocal Performance in 2015.

 

A featured guest soloist at Arias At Avo’s, presented by the Opera Fort Collins Guild, he has also sung with the Loveland Friends of Chamber Music and has performed roles with Opera Fort Collins, The Opera Theatre of the Rockies and Loveland Opera. His past roles include Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Nemorino in L’Elisir D’Amore. He made his debut with the Opera Theatre of the Rockies in 2010 as the Priest and Armored Man in Die Zauberflöte, and has performed the roles of Count Danilo (Merry Widow), Prunier (La Rondine), Hindley (Wuthering Heights) and the title role in Faust in selected scenes for the Opera Theater of the Rockies’ summer festival. Mr. Romero’s recent roles include the title role in Idomeneo, Don José in Carmen and Manrico in Il Trovatore. He is based in Colorado, where he is active in recital and concert performances with Opera on Tap and Art Song Colorado, and is a Central City Opera Touring Artist.

 

 

Timothy Kennedy, Baritone, is a Stage Director, Choral Conductor, Music Director, Performer, Playwright and Teaching Artist. Kennedy’s varied international performance career includes musical theater, operatic, and concert performances. He has performed with Pensacola Opera, Loveland Opera, New Opera Festival di Roma, Mobile Opera, Natchez Opera, Mac-Haydn Theatre, The Depot Theatre, Southern Colorado Repertory Theater, Spotlight Theater, Equinox Theater, Vintage Theater, and Candlelight Dinner Playhouse.

 

 In concert, Kennedy has performed with the Colorado Symphony, Shreveport Summer Music Festival, and High Point University and has sung the Brahms’ Requiem with the Arvada Chorale as well as the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra,  and the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah for First Baptist Church in New York City.  He also performed as the baritone soloist in Haydn’s Paukenmesse in Austria on the Graz Music Festival and the Linz Choral Festival and sang Mozart’s C Minor Mass and Copland’s Old American Songs with the Amarillo Symphony. He has performed in recitals with the Shreveport Summer Music Festival and at High Point University.  Kennedy also serves at the Director of Worship and Music Arts at Arvada United Methodist Church and as the Artistic Director of Loveland Opera Theatre.

Welcome to the Arvada Chorale

A member supported chorale bringing vibrant choral music

to Arvada, CO and neighboring communities

 
A vital component of the Front Range cultural landscape for more than 40 years, the Arvada Chorale sings both traditional and non-traditional choral music for the enjoyment and enrichment of our audiences and members. As a true community chorus, we welcome singers of all ages and musical abilities.  
 
The Chorale offers an annual concert series and performs at special events throughout the Denver area. In recent years we have collaborated with community orchestras and chamber quartets; a cappella, bluegrass, Irish, brass and jazz ensembles; assisted living residents and high school students. We seek to show young musicians that you can sing all your life!
 
Diversity, equity and inclusion are interdependent components of the Arvada Chorale’s community of artists. Our aim is to foster an environment where every singer feels valued, supported, and inspired to achieve individual and common goals. This includes providing opportunity and access for all people across differences of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status, and socioeconomic background.
 
The Arvada Chorale receives funding in support of its mission from several granting organizations, including the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, the Arvada Vitality Alliance and Colorado Creative Industries.
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