Augustana Arts presents the Colorado Women's Chorale and Colorado Men's Chorale, in the annual holiday concert that everyone gets to be part of! Parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring the children and grandchildren; all voices get to sing in this show. CWC Music Director, Jennifer Ferguson, will provide vocal instruction so everyone is guaranteed to be in fine voice in time for Santa's arrival! The Chorales perform favorite Christmas songs and carols, as well as a grand finale: a sing-along of Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" from Messiah. Included in the ticket price, this event features a holiday festival immediately following the concert portion of the afternoon. The festival features pictures with Santa, food, cookie and ornament decoration, and games for all ages.
Tickets are $10 adult/senior; $5 student/children age 4-17 years (kids 3 and under are free). A family-friendly festival follows the concert treats, games and a visit with Santa.
Jennifer Ferguson is the Music Director and Conductor of the Colorado Men’s and Women's Chorales. Ms. Ferguson earned her Bachelor of Music at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana and her MM in choral conducting from the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music. She is the Executive and Artistic Director of the Mile High Youth Choir.
The Colorado Women's Chorale (CWC) was founded in 2003 to broaden the exposure of quality women’s choral music in Colorado while providing choral opportunities for adult female musicians. CWC was honored to sing as an invited choir in the concert “With Grace: The Music of Gwyneth Walker” under the direction of acclaimed conductor, Nancy Menk at Alice Tully Hall in New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in 2014.
The Colorado Men's Chorale made their debut performance with Augustana Arts in May, 2016. CMC looks to create diverse, entertaining music and explore all types of choral genres, as well as focus on outreach in Denver community.
Since 1997, Augustana Arts has been serving the community by presenting the artistry of resident performing groups, internationally renowned touring artists, and accomplished locally-based ensembles of many genres. The resident groups - Stratus Chamber Orchestra, Colorado Women's Chorale, and the Colorado Men’s Chorale - perform at a variety of venues in addition to the majestic Augustana Lutheran Church in Denver. Augustana Arts serves educational outreach through the City Strings program, an inspired vision to provide youngsters with great need access to high quality, small group music instruction free of cost afterschool at several metro locations.
Augustana Arts concerts and programs are made possible in part by generous support from the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, Colorado Creative Industries, the Augustana Foundation, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, the Denver Foundation, and several other community partners.