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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!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]