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Arts at Plymouth 2018-2019 Season

Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7:30P
Stratus Chamber Orchestra and the Life/Art Dance Ensemble
THROUGH THE LENS OF MUSIC – FOCUS ON BODY
In a special interactive collaboration with Life/Art Dance Ensemble, Stratus celebrates the ageless connection between music and movement through Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin, Tchaikovsky’s Pezzo capriccioso, a ballet suite by Shostakovich and more.

Interested in really connecting with the music? Attend the Friday performance in the Sanctuary at First Plymouth for a full-immersive experience. There will be a personal musical analysis with Director/Musician Talkback following the performance.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 7:30P
Kantorei Choral Ensemble
SING, WEARING THE SKY

Choral Music of Jake Runestad
Kantorei celebrates a bright star in American choral music with a program of celebrated composer, Jake Runestad’s music. Jake has a versatile and prolific career creating works for orchestra, wind band, chorus, chamber ensembles, and opera. His visceral music and charismatic personality have fostered a busy schedule of commissions, residencies, workshops, and speaking engagements, enabling him to be one of the youngest full-time composers in the world.

Tickets are $25 adults/$20 seniors/Students free with valid student ID. Tickets available online up to 24 hours before each concert or at the door.

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Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7:00P
Rocky Mountain Flute Choir
IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE
The repertoire will focus on animal themes including “Peter and the Wolf.” This is a wonderful opportunity for the entire family, young and old, to enjoy a fantastic musical evening. Please join us at the post-performance reception to meet our flutists and conductors. The Rocky Mountain Flute Choir, known formerly as Alry Flute Choir, has been in existence for over 30 years. The members volunteer their time to share the beauty of the flute and flute choir literature with the public. They perform twice a year at First Plymouth Congregational Church and also play for community events and special events in Denver and the surrounding areas. Find more information about them on their website.

 

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:30P
Stratus Chamber Orchestra
THROUGH THE LENS OF MUSIC – FOCUS ON SPIRIT
Let Stratus stir your spirit through a provocative exploration of the incredible Spirit of Music. String orchestra masterpieces, such as Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #3, and more, will be divinely performed. Includes cameo appearances of the English Horn and Trumpet, too!

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Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2:30P
YAO Chamber Orchestra
Sounds of the Season
– Beethoven and Ballet

Denver Young Artists Orchestra is thrilled to be performing at First Plymouth Congregational Church Saturday, November 17 at 2:30P  The performance will feature selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite with guest dancers from the International Youth Ballet. Also featured will be our incredible Wind-Concerto Competition Winners, Sophie Urban (13 yrs, trumpet) and Kateri Matzke (17 yrs, oboe).  Last, but certainly not least, the program will conclude with Beethoven’s illustrious 8th Symphony.

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All student tickets are now free! Bring your student ID to the DYAO Box Office before the concert and ask for your free student ticket.

 

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7:30P
Kantorei Choral Ensemble
A KANTOREI CHRISTMAS
Featuring new settings of familiar favorites as well as recently composed Christmas pieces that are becoming mainstays in the choral repertoire A Kantorei Christmas features works by Paul Mealor, Tim Takach, Philip Stopford, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Sarah Quartel and other young composers.

For all concerts in this cycle: $25 adults/$20 seniors/Students free with valid student ID. Tickets available online up to 24 hours before each concert or at the door. 

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Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 3:00P
St. Martins Chamber Choir

A Marian Christmas: Maiden and Mother
St. Martin’s offers Christmas music by female composers, in honor of Mary, providing a uniquely feminine insight into the Nativity – with renowned organist Richard Robertson. This concert marks the 20th anniversary of St. Martin’s first – and most beloved – CD recording, A Marian Christmas.

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Kashmir Concerto: Rock Music & World Music from Five Continents
Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7:30P
This one-of-a-kind concert experience brings together pianist Chappell Kingsland, instrumental rock band Electric Athena, operatic and pop vocalists, Kim Robards Dance, and the Wild Beautiful Orchestra for a celebration of music from the whole world.  Great songs by U2, Stevie Wonder, and The Beatles are heard alongside Brazilian pop and Pakistani folk songs.  Kingsland’s original compositions for orchestra grapple with the complexity of American history and evoke the vibrancy of West African life.  The concert culminates in the world premiere of the Kashmir Concerto for piano and orchestra based on music by Led Zeppelin (and incorporating Kashmiri folk music.)  Get your tickets today!

Tickets $20/$10 students at CK4piano.com or $25/$15 at the door

 

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 7:30P
Stratus Chamber Orchestra with Magician, Trenton Gunsolley & Special Guest
THROUGH THE LENS OF MUSIC – FOCUS ON MIND
Experience the connection between music and the way we think.

Ponder the classic works of Dvorak’s “Legend”, Ellington’s “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”, and more in a mindful collaboration with guest conductor Maestro Debashish Chaudhuri and magician Trenton Gunsolley. This program is sure to blow your mind!

Director/Musician Talkback will follow the performance.

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Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 7:30P
Kantorei Choral Ensemble
All Things Bright and Beautiful
In preparation for Kantorei’s appearance at the 2019 American Choral Directors National Convention in Kansas City, we celebrate one of the most prolific and beloved melody writers in all of choral music, John Rutter. The first half of our concerts feature some of Mr. Rutter’s personal favorite sacred works, including this concert’s namesake as well as “For the Beauty of the Earth” and “A Gaelic Blessing”. The second half features other repertoire to be performed at ACDA, including “Six Chansons” by Paul Hindemith, and Kim Arnesen’s “Infinity”. Join us in these farewell concerts before we represent the Denver cultural community on the national stage!

For all concerts in this cycle: $20 adults/$15 seniors/Students free with valid student ID. Tickets available online up to 24 hours before each concert or at the door

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Friday, April 19, 2019 at 7:00P
Good Friday Worship Service
First Plymouth Chancel Choir
“In My Place” by Craig Courtney
In this poignant musical journey, believers follow Christ to the cross. Craig Courtney’s masterful compositions and Pamela Stewart’s inspired narrative facilitate a memorable and meaningful worship experience for Lent/Holy Week. The music is a distinctive blend of original melodies and creative hymn settings. The narrative focuses on the observations of five first-hand witnesses to Christ’s final hours: Judas, Peter, the thief on the cross, the Roman centurion, and a crowd member who called for Christ’s death. Contents: Lest I Forget Thy Love; Ah, Holy Jesus; When I Am Lifted Up; O Sacred Head; I Stand Amazed; Holy; Behold the Lamb of God. 

 

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Rocky Mountain Flute Choir
“Blast From The Past….With One or Two from the Present”

Join us for a “Blast From The Past….With One or Two from the Present” as they play selections, such as “St. Louis Blues,” “Peter Gunn,” and “The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” to some current pieces written for flute choir like “Echoes in The Wind” and “Dance With Me.” As always, there is no admission and they invite you to a reception following the concert. The Rocky Mountain Flute Choir, known formerly as Alry Flute Choir, has been in existence for over 30 years. The members volunteer their time to share the beauty of the flute and flute choir literature with the public. They perform twice a year at First Plymouth Congregational Church and also play for community events and special events in Denver and the surrounding areas. For more information about their group, go to http://rockymountainflutechoir.org/.

 

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:30P
Kantorei Choral Ensemble
“Let’s Dance”
You can’t dance without music! Kantorei will have your toes tapping and you’ll want to grab a partner for this concert featuring dance in choral music.

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