Happy Hour Chamber Concerts

Welcome to Happy Hour Chamber Concerts. We present short programs of really good chamber music in an informal setting. All programs (60-75 minutes with no intermission) will be in the intimate and very pleasant sanctuary at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 790 South Corona Street, Denver on Fridays at 6 p.m. Light refreshments are available.

What people are saying.

"that was a wonderful concert - it seems the perfect format too. The timing was great too - we were able to go out after the concert, instead of having to rush through a dinner to make it in time"

"enjoyed reading the program notes in advance online, and not having to read while the performer was playing"

"We are sooooooo happy that the concert was such a success - we salute you ! "

"What a wonderful venue - the Cadmus Ensemble concert was fabulous !"

“there are plenty of reasons to be happy about the fledgling Happy Hour Chamber Concerts …the music is long on substance and the programs well thought out…a great option for people who want a musical warm-up before a nice dinner on the town…." Mark Rinaldi, Denver Post


Online tickets for the Lunbeck/Mathys concert are now available through PayPal from our website. Adult tickets are $13; Senior and higher ed student tickets are $11; and as always 18 and under are free. These prices are only available online. Ticket prices at the door will be $2 more. Online sales end at noon on the day of concert. Hurray and take advantage of this special pricing.

Dear Fans of Happy Hour! It’s hard to believe that we will be opening our FOURTH SEASON of Happy Hour Chamber Concerts. And what a season it will be! Full of top shelf performers playing and singing some meltingly beautiful early music (ca. 1750 & before) by brilliant composers; some familiar, some not. We have three concerts booked already with a possible fourth, promising a bigger season than ever before.

We’ll maintain our super casual ambiance with some wine or sparkling water and light snacks to begin. Just the thing to help you unwind on a Friday afternoon (and one Wednesday, as noted below). We start promptly at 6 and end as close to 7 as we can, so you’ll have time for your own adventures after.

HHCC concerts return to the exquisite and intimate space of Epiphany Lutheran Church, 790 S. Corona (at Ohio) in Denver. It’s a central location, just west of Washington Park, convenient to all parts of the city and surrounds.

You won’t hear these programs anywhere else in Denver Metro, so don’t miss out. Performer bios, programs, and details all appear on the website. Pre-performance, discounted tickets are available on the website up until concert morning. Ticket prices at the door are a bit higher. So, bring friends, come early to refresh and converse, refill your glass; then get comfortable and let the music do the rest! Be sure to check the website often for news and updates. And most importantly, THANK YOU for your support and for spreading the word!

Friday, 9th October 2015, 6 p.m.
LINDA LUNBECK, recorderist, and ELENA MATHYS, keyboardist

Happy Hour Chamber Concerts presents the dazzling duo of LINDA LUNBECK (recorders) and ELENA MATHYS (harpsichord) in an unforgettable evening of Baroque masterpieces. The intimacy of recorder and harpsichord transports you with sonatas and fantasias of the three pillars of the high Baroque. Pairs well with reds or whites

Linda Lunbeck

Elena Mathys

G. F. Handel  Sonata in B flat major, for recorder and basso continuo  HWV 377 (c. 1724-25, published 1730-32)

  • [Allegro]
  • Adagio
  • Allegro
  • J. S. Bach  Sonata in B minor, for recorder (originally for transverse flute) and obbligato harpsichord,  BWV 1030 (1736-37)

  • Andante
  • Largo e dolce
  • Presto - [Allegro]
  • G.P. Telemann  Fantasia No. 8 in G Minor for harpsichord  TWV 33:8 (1732-33)
    from Fantaisies pour le clavessin; 3 Douzaines [36]

  • Vivace
  • Cantabile
  • Vivace [da capo]
  • Handel  Sonata IV in A minor, for recorder and basso continuo  HWV 362 (c. 1725-26, pub. 1730-32)

  • Larghetto
  • Allegro
  • Adagio
  • Allegro
  • Telemann  Fantasia No. 1 in C Major (original flute key A major)  TWV 40:1 (c. 1727)
    from 12 Fantasie per il [Flauto] senza Basso

  • Vivace
  • [Adagio allegro]
  • Allegro
  • Handel  Sonata II in G Minor, for recorder and basso continuo  HWV 360 (c. 1725-26, pub 1730-32)

  • Larghetto
  • Andante
  • Adagio
  • Presto
  • Friday, 20th November 2015, 6 p.m.
    ANN MARIE MORGAN, baroque cellist and violas da gambist

    Happy Hour Chamber Concerts is happy to present the string artistry of internationally acclaimed ANN MARIE MORGAN. There is nothing quite like the warmth of Ann Marie’s playing. When you pair with friends, nibbles, and a glass of wine—a perfect prelude to the evening.

    Program details coming soon!

    Ann Marie Morgan

    Wednesday*, 23rd March 2016, 6 p.m.
    Lorna Peters, harpsichordist
    Jubal Fulks, violinist

    Happy Hour Chamber Concerts is fortunate to present the Baroque duo sensation Corde à vide, an early music ensemble described widely as “fiery”. You will be introduced to some wonderful composers you don’t hear every day. It promises to be a gem.

    Lorna Peters

    Jubal Fulks

    Program details coming soon!

    *NOTE: In a rare departure, we scheduled this concert on Wednesday owing to artist availability and venue constraints during Holy Week. We hope you find that Happy Hour can be equally engaging on Wednesdays, too!

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