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
Our Fall Season is Underway!
We're pleased to tell you what is coming for this new season. As the programs develop, we’ll give you all the details right here. There seems to be a niche for these happy hour concerts in Denver, and the performers are eager to present original hour-long performances for you. Thank you for your continued support. All concerts are at the same location and at the same time – that would be, Epiphany Lutheran Church, 790 S Corona, and 6 p.m.
4 October – Evanne Browne, Marjorie Bunday, Ben Cohen (lute) and Friends (from Seicento Baroque Ensemble) are cooking up something special for you
13 December – Denver Early Music Consort - A Medieval Feast - Amanda Balestrieri, soprano, Marjorie Bunday, Alto, Adam Ewing, baritone, Yayoi Barrack, vielle – more program details to come as they become avail
24 January – Yayoi Barrack (our newest viola da gamba professional in Denver) and Frank Nowell, harpsichord – exciting and innovative programmers
14 March – Mary Springfels from New Mexico – viola da gamba pro – is busy planning her program
9 May – a string trio from BCOC – Sandra Miller, Stacy Brady and Emily Bowman – will be playing for you
Friday, December 13, 6 p.m.
A Medieval Christmas Feast - The Denver Early Music Consort: Amanda Balestrieri, soprano, Marjorie Bunday, Alto, Adam Ewing, baritone, Yayoi Barrack, vielle
Denver Early Music Consort A Medieval Christmas Feast Amanda Balestrieri, soprano Yayoi Barrack, vielle Marjorie Bunday, alto Adam Ewing, baritoneWelcome, Sir Christmas (Ritson MS) Proface, Welcome, Welcome (Ritson MS) Nowel: Owt of your slepe aryse (Selden MS, 15th c.) Now make we joy (Ritson MS) A solis ortus cardine (Sarum chant) / A solis ortus cardine (three-voice conductus, Florence) Make we joy (Selden MS) Lux refulget (polyphonic versus London BL) Nowell: Tydynges trew ther be cum new (15th c. Bodleian Library MS) Of a Rose sing we (Selden MS) Flos ut rosa floruit (Conductus, London, British Library) Edi be thu, Heven-Queene (14th c. English) Nova! nova! (15th c. Hunterian Museum MS) Hayl, Mary, ful of grace (15th c. Trinity roll) Angelus ad Virginem / Gabriel, fram Heven-King (13th c. Arundel MS; 14th c. Cotton Fragments;14th c. Dublin Troper) Alma Redemptoris Mater (Trinity MS) / Lullay, lullay: Als I lay on Yoolis Night (14th c. Cambridge University MS) Alleluya Christo iubilemus – Alleluya: Dies sanctificatus (W. de Wycombe or Wichbury) Nowell Sing We (Selden MS) Angelorum Gloriae (14th c. tropus-conductus) Nowell: The borys hede (Ritson MS)