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 […]
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 […]
Solo Auditions for the ACS 2016 season of Handel’s “Messiah” will be held at Snowmass Chapel on Monday, October 17th. Please contact Paul Dankers at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 audition for […]
Tueday September 27 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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: http://youtu.be/6Predze7jV8 Or simply click on the embedded player below. Enjoy!
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, […]
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!” […]
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 […]