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Colorado Children's Chorale

Director: Deborah DeSantis

Colorado Children's Chorale


For more than three decades, the Colorado Children's Chorale has brought its artistry and charm to audiences throughout the world. With a diverse repertoire ranging from fully staged opera and musical theater to standard choral compositions in classical, folk and popular traditions, the Chorale performs with an innovative stage presentation and a unique theatrical spirit. In recognition of its artistic excellence, the Chorale was awarded the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts and the prestigious El Pomar Award for Excellence in Arts and Humanities.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director, Deborah DeSantis, and Associate Director, Mary Louise Burke, the Colorado Children's Chorale annually trains 400 members between the ages of seven and 14. Since its founding in 1974 by Duain Wolfe, the Chorale has sung countless performances with some of the world's finest performing arts organizations, including the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Central City Opera, Opera Colorado, Opera Omaha, Toledo Opera, the Aspen Music Festival, the Grand Teton Music Festival, and the BBC Orchestra and Chorus of Wales. The Chorale has appeared with world-renowned artists Placido Domingo, Zubin Mehta, James Levine and Richard Hickox. It also has performed for numerous dignitaries, including Pope John Paul II and the Dalai Lama, as well as presidents, emperors and first ladies of the world. Broadcast appearances include NBC's Today Show, CBS' Christmas special with Kathie Lee Gifford, the annual Spirit of the Season broadcast on CBS 4 Denver, and BBC broadcasts of the Chorale's Promenade Music Festival performance at Royal Albert Hall.


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Colorado Children's Chorale : Tellin' it on the Mountain : 00  1 CD : 

Colorado Children's Chorale : Tellin' it on the Mountain

Review: An exceptional collection of Appalachia folk music, Tellin' it on the Mountain takes listeners on an inspiring musical journey back to a simpler time in our nation's history. The music is arranged by local composer Samuel Lancaster, who has composed dozens of works for the Colorado Children's Chorale through the years. Lancaster describes the music as "a collection of valuable antiques." At times beautifully simple, the music moves the listener through sweet, whimsical grooves to powerfully complex harmonies and pure excitement. Inspired by Appalachia's traditional Christmas "all-night watch" services where people gathered to sing until the Morning Star appeared, Lancaster calls Tellin' it on the Mountain a "remembrance of people gathering to look for new life and new hope." This CD also features two Chorale favorites never before available on one recording: "Christmas in Colorado" and "This Christmastide."

Songlist: Wonder, Wonder, Go Tell It, Bye And Bye, Cradle Song, Angel Band, Wondrous Love, I Wonder As I Wander, Children Go, This Christmastide, Christmas In Colorado

8370c | 00 1 CD | $15.98 Childrens Choir Christmas

Colorado Children's Chorale : There is Sweet Music Here : 00  1 CD : 

Colorado Children's Chorale : There is Sweet Music Here

Review: With beloved American folk music, art songs, international pieces and original works commissioned especially for the Children's Chorale, this CD will be a cherished addition to your collection. Includes the Children's Chorale classic: "The Colorado Song."

Songlist: Look To This Day , There Is Sweet Music, Ha-Ja-Ja, Ho-Ja-Ja-, Hoj, Hura Hoj , Life Has Lovieliness To Sell , Yo Le Canto Todo El Dia , Had I The Heaven's Embroided Cloths, Tom Sawyer, River Song, Gratifaction, The Road To Canterbury, Dreams III , I Follow Melodies , Danville Klude , Home On The Range, America, The Beautiful, Colorado, Clap Yo' Hands

8371c | 00 1 CD | $15.98 Mixed Childrens Choirs

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