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Messiah Solo Auditions Oct. 26th

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A bright star on a night sky

Solo Auditions for the ACS 2017 season of Handel’s “Messiah” will be held at Paul Danker’s place in Basalt on Thursday, October 26th. Please contact Paul Dankers at in order to schedule an audition time slot.  Kevin Kaukl will be the accompanist for the auditions.  Kevin is offering his services to help you prepare your […]

Oct. 22nd: Pie & Placement Night!

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Pie and Aspen Choral Society Singers

Sunday, October 22nd is a very important date if you are singing in the Messiah this December as its “Pie and Placement” night. Our choir director, Paul Dankers, in his never ending quest to fine tune the choir, will position singers into groups and then into sections and make sure people are singing in their proper […]

Sing with us! – Rehearsals for the 2017 Spring Concert start 1/17!

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Spring Concert Aspen Choral Society

From our Music Director, Paul Dankers: Start warming up those pipes for the New Year! – This Spring, Aspen Choral Society will be performing original works written by local celebrities (with international reputations) Mack Bailey & Ellen Stapenhorst. Their thoughtful, heart-felt writing style attracted my attention and drew me to the project of creating original […]

Messiah 2016 – Live Stream from Snowmass Chapel

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Snowmass Chapel with Christmas lights

There is nothing as good as hearing Haendel’s Messiah performed live! But watching the streamed concert from Snowmass Chapel will come close to the live experience – and is a nice opportunity for everyone who couldn’t be there in person to still enjoy the event. Simply watch it in the player below or click here to view it on YouTube: Messiah […]

December 8-11: Join us for Handel’s Messiah

by Aspen Choral Society

Please join the Aspen Choral Society for the 39th Annual performance of Handel’s Messiah this December 8-11, 2016. Aspen Choral Society consist of Community members, Professional singers,and paid soloists, joined by a professionally trained Orchestra of locals and visiting players from around the country. This year we are performing at 4 different locations to make […]

Enjoy the ACS Spring Concert 2016 on Grassroots TV

by Aspen Choral Society

Grassroots TV recorded the Aspen Choral Society Spring concert. If you missed the haunting performance of “Magnificat” by John Rutter and Poulenc’s virtuosic organ concerto, with Susan Nicholson on the organ, grab a pair of headphones and enjoy the concert online now. Click on the poster below to get to Grassroots website.

2014 Messiah – Watch it on YouTube

by Aspen Choral Society

Did you miss our 37th annual performance of Messiah in December 2014. Now you can watch the recording of our live broadcast from Snowmass Chapel on YouTube: Or simply click on the embedded player below. Enjoy!

Messiah Soloist Auditions are November 1st

by Aspen Choral Society

Dear Soloists, I will be holding this year’s Messiah soloist auditions on Saturday, November 1st from 1 to 3 PM. Please contact me to get an audition time slot. The auditions will be adjudicated by Lynnette Schlep, Stacey Weiss & myself. The accompanist will be Kevin Kaukl. I didn’t ask Kevin about this in advance, […]

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!

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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 […]