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Local Singer-Songwriter Ellen Stapenhorst Launches the Aspen Choral Society’s 42nd Season

by Liz Winn

The Aspen Choral Society kicks off its 42nd consecutive season of Messiah performances with a busy fall rehearsal schedule and annual fundraising concert featuring local favorite Ellen Stapenhorst. The Aspen Choral Society announced its annual winter series concerts today.  This year will mark the 42nd consecutive annual presentation of Handel’s Messiah, a favorite choral work […]

ACS Invited to Sing at Carnegie Hall

by Liz Winn
ACS at the Wheeler Opera House

LOCAL TREASURE TO SING AT CARNEGIE HALL Aspen Choral Society invited to perform Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall, November 25 Aspen, Colo. (September 25, 2018) – The 41-year-old Aspen Choral Society (ACS), locally treasured for its annual performances of Handel’s Messiah, will perform the piece at Carnegie Hall on Thanksgiving weekend. The choir was invited to […]

Spring Concert 2018 – Watch the Recordings

by Aspen Choral Society

What a concert! – If you were not able to join us for the epic music of “Catastrophes & Courage!” or if you want to revisit some of the tunes, here are your options: Concert at Snowmass Chapel Concert at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen Enjoy! – And please join us for Messiah in fall/winter of […]

Messiah Solo Auditions Oct. 26th

by Aspen Choral Society
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!

by Aspen Choral Society
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!

by Aspen Choral Society
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

by Aspen Choral Society
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 […]