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
Looking Ahead to Fall 2014 and 2015
Hello to all of our Happy Hour fans from the past two seasons, and to our fans-to-be:
We’d like to tell you a bit about our upcoming season in Denver. The first two concerts will highlight the viola da gamba, an instrument that we think deserves more publicity. On Friday 14th of November, we’ll present two stellar performers on the instrument, Ann Marie Morgan and Yayoi Barrack. Both local professionials. This bass viol duo will present music by John Jenkins, Christopher Simpson, August Kuhnel and Christoph Schraffath, among others. The hour-long concerts are at 6 p.m. on Fridays and always at Epiphany Lutheran Church. Directions, parking info, restaurant suggestions, bios, program notes, ticket information, etc. can all be found on this web site.
The next concert will once again feature Ann Marie Morgan playing the bass viol, but now in the soloists mode. There is much excellent music written for this solo instrument, and details will be posted soon at this site. Later in the spring we are hoping to bring you a revered soloist playing violin and another soon-to-arrive musican bringing us harpsichord repertoire. Details to come.
We hope you are enjoying these concerts and we look forward to seeing you for a glass of wine, nibbles and an hour of amazing music.
Heather G. Irons, Director, Happy Hour Chamber Concerts
Friday, 14 November, 6 p.m.
We present Ann Marie Morgan and Yayoi Barrack, violas da gamba, who will present music by John Jenkins, Christopher Simpson, August Kuhnel and Cristoph Schaffrath. Further details to follow.
Suite in A Minor for Two Bass Viols - John Jenkins 1592-1678
Fantasia - Ayre - Courant
Fantazia - Almande - Corante in D Minor for Two Bass Viols - John Hingeston (ca 1606-1683)
Fire, Fire - Nicholas Lanier (1588-1666)
So, so, leave off this last lamenting kisse - Alfonso Ferrabosco II (ca. 1575 – March 1628)
Divisions on a Ground - for Two Bass Viols, in G Major - Christopher Simpson 1602? -1669
Sonata III in D Major (selections) from Le Nymphe di Rheno (1702) - Johannes Schenck (1660-1710?)
Sonata in D Major for Bass Viol Solo (selections) -August Kühnel 1645 – ca. 1700
Duetto in D Minor for Two Bass Viols - Christoph Schaffrath 1709-1763
Friday 16 January 2015
Ann Marie Morgan will present an hour of music for solo cello and viola da gamba.
Suite No. 1 in G major for Violoncello Solo, BVW 1007…….Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, (1685 – 1750)
Minuets I&II, Gigue
Ciaconna from Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004.....J.S. Bach
(Transcribed for Viola da Gamba by A. M. Morgan)
Suite No. 3 in C major for Violoncello Solo, BVW 1009.........J. S. Bach
Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande,
Bourrees I&II, Gigue