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,
a Happy Hour Special!


FEBRUARY 7, 6 PM

An Evening with
Amanda Balest
rieri

“The Rhetoric of Song and Why I Love It

 

 

with Wesley Leffingwell, pianoforte

 

Soprano Amanda Balestrieri delights us with an evening of song and conversation. Amanda joins Happy Hour Board member and conversation curator Ron Roschke to explore what happens as language is transformed into music. To accommodate all this wonderful music plus conversation, the length of this concert will be approximately 75 minutes. You can learn more about Amanda Balestrieri and Wesley Leffingwell by clicking on their names here. And to purchase tickets, click here.

 

Program

O viridissima virga – Hildegard von Bingen (1098 – 1179)

Minnelied (love song) – Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Seligkeit (Bliss) – Schubert

Les cloches – Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Nell – Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Tristes apprêts, pâles flambeaux  (from Castor et Pollux)- Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)

Cupid, the slyest rogue alive – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

I know that my Redeemer liveth (from Messiah) – George Frideric Handel (1726–1728)

O quam pulchra es – Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Già il sole dal Gange – Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)

 


 

and next

FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 6 PM

PARISH HOUSE BAROQUE
Viva Vivaldi!

Long live the Red Priest! Perhaps Vivaldi is best known for his fiery instrumental works, but he also composed incredibly divine vocal music. Join Parish House Baroque and guest vocalist Amalia Dobbins for a joyful celebration of one of music’s great composers, Antonio Vivaldi!


 

Our final concert of the season

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 6 PM
Harpsichord for Strings
Carla Sciaky and Sandra Miller

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”

 

  • “The setting is perfect! Comfortable and acoustically just right!”

 

  • “We find these concerts to be such a treat. They seem to help launch a few days of ease. The music is always first class and very engaging.”