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Rehearsals Begin for Handel’s Messiah

by Aspen Choral Society
Paul Dankers, Director Aspen Choral Society

Everybody I speak to seems to be utterly transfixed and intoxicated by the stunning canvas of foliage that surrounds us and reminds us why we live exactly right here, right now. For my part, the leaves remind me that some of my favorite things will soon be starting up, for example, rehearsals for Handel’s “Messiah!” […]

Our 2014 Spring Concert was a Hit!

by Aspen Choral Society
Aspen Choral Society's Spring Concert

What a challenge! What a concert! What a joy! – Who did not raise an eyebrow when Aspen Choral Society announced Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and a rather unknown piece called Crying for a Dream as the selection for the 2014 Spring Concert? Which singer did not raise both eyebrows when they heard the first chords of the music for […]

The 2014 Spring Concert is announced!

by Aspen Choral Society
ACS Spring Concert

The Aspen Choral Society is thrilled to announce our upcoming Spring Concert! This season’s program features Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” with special guest soloist, Cantor Rollin Simmons, and Rene Clausen’s “Crying for a Dream”, a contemporary piece based on Native American texts. We hope you’ll join us for this dynamic and exciting program of choral […]

36th Annual Messiah Wrap Up

by Aspen Choral Society
36th Annual Messiah

Aspen Choral Society Board of Directors sends out thanks to the 126 performers, over 1,100 audience members as well as numerous donors who made the 36th annual season of Handel’s Messiah performances possible. There were two performances in Glenwood Springs on December 3 & 4, two performances in Aspen on December 6 & 7 and […]

Singers Wanted! – Messiah Rehearsals start October 21st

by Aspen Choral Society
ACS singing

Rehearsals for The Messiah start on October 21st, 2013. Every Monday in Glenwood Springs at United Methodist Church from 7-9 pm. Every Tuesday in Aspen at Christ Church from 7-9 pm (Note location change!) RSVP to Stacey Weiss. Handel’s Messiah has been an Aspen/Glenwood Springs Christmas Tradition for the past 35 years under the talented baton […]

Meet our new choir director, Paul Dankers

by Aspen Choral Society
Paul Dankers Choir Director

Originally from St. Croix Falls, WI, Paul received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Choral Music Education from UW-Eau Claire and USM respectively. He also holds a certification from the Voice Care Network. While teaching for 6 years at Lomira Public Schools, he founded Lomira Community Theatre. After moving to Colorado in 2004, he taught […]