Start the weekend right with great music in a relaxed setting

Welcome!

We present short programs of really good chamber music in an informal setting. All programs (60-75 minutes with no intermission) are in the intimate and very pleasant sanctuary of Epiphany Lutheran Church, 790 South Corona Street, Denver, on Fridays at 6 p.m. Light refreshments are available. It’s a fabulous way to start your weekend – whether you simply like great music, want to avoid rush hour, or add something to your Friday social schedule. Please join us for a wonderful evening!


Our next concert

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 6:00 PM

 
Songs and Dances

Golden Viols with Sarah Biber and friends

 

Golden Viols presents a celebration of the English Renaissance (and the Denver viol community).  The concert will feature 4-, 5-, and 6-part polyphony, as well as the premier of a new composition by Sean Brady – a set of six dances for four gambas. 

Featured artists: Sarah Biber, Stacey Brady, Karl Reque, Sandy Miller, Kari Epstein, and Hannah Robbins. To learn more about the group, click here.

To buy tickets for this concert, click here.
 

Program

John, come Kisse me Nowe – William Byrd (1538-1623)
Arr. Sean Brady

Selections from G Major Suite for Solo Cello (played on bass viol) – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Musick for Awhile (Z 583), from incidental music for Oedipus – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Songs and Dances – Sean Brady (1960- )

Calata alla Spagnola and Pavana alla Venetiana – Joan Ambrosio Dalza (?-1508)

Recercada, Primera and Segunda – Diego Ortiz (1510-1570)

Pavan Passamezzo á 6 – Peter Phillips  (1953- )

Galliard á 6 – Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

Aire á 6 – William Lawes (1602-1645)


The conclusion of our season

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 6:00 PM
An Evening with Zachary Carrettín

 

Zachary Carrettín – photo courtesy of Boulder Bach Festival

Early music performance presents a unique challenge of preparing music that can be up to a half-millennium old, and playing it for twenty-first-century ears. Zachary Carrettín, Artistic and Executive Director of Boulder Bach Festival, has said this: “I’ve spent thirty years thinking about treatises, original instruments, and the score. Questions of source material, instrument set up and playing technique, and looking at the score over time, are all wonderful ways to open this Pandora’s Box known as historically informed performance practice.”

We are proud to inaugurate our new An Evening with… experience by welcoming back this incredible artist to HHCC. The evening will feature a wonderful performance in addition to a conversation with the artist, curated by HHCC Board member Ron Roschke. The concert will be extended to 75 minutes for this event. Plan on enjoying a remarkable evening of beautiful music and new insights into the intricacies of early music performance!

To learn more about Zachary, click here.

 

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”

 

  • “We are sooooooo happy that the concert was such a success – we salute you ! “

 

  • “Enjoyed reading the program notes in advance online, and not having to read while the performer was playing.”

 

  • 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