Meet the musicians who make the music that makes our wonderful concerts!
is unique in the Denver metropolitan region – a vocal ensemble consisting of five male voices focusing on music of the Renaissance and modern period. The singers bring a joy of music to their audiences and have brought both early music and popular tunes to young and old alike. Solis performs in churches, concert venues, and works in collaboration with other arts organizations.
The group was established in 2016 with the name Uomini Vecchi. Solis continues to use a vocal lineup of soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass. This unique set of five male voices lends itself to music of the Renaissance.
Solis is working toward becoming a repertory ensemble for performances of new music written specifically for them. New pieces by up-and-coming young composers as well as published and well-established composers will be added to the groups repertoire. The singers are currently undertaking a recording project of the entire vocal motets of the Renaissance composer Orazio Vecchi, most of which have never been performed, let alone recorded.as well as modern arrangements of popular tunes. The extreme vocal range of the ensemble makes listening to their recordings and attending their concerts fascinating opportunities for lovers of music from all times and places.
Jonathan Raabe, countertenor
John Boggs, countertenor
Jim Gatch, tenor
Brian du Fresne, baritone and Music Director
Maxwell McKee, bass
is an amazing ensemble made up of university professors, recording artists, soloists, conductors, chamber musicians and symphony players. They are active as teachers and performers on both period and modern instruments, and many are directors of their own ensembles specializing in early music, romantic music, new music, jazz, and Gypsy swing.
Jubal Fulks—Greeley, CO.
Naomi Rogers-Hefley—Davis, CA.
Lindsey Strand-Polyak—Los Angeles, CA.
Owen Rooney—Longmont, CO
Vijay Chalasani—Seattle, WA.
Timothy Stanley—Sacramento, CA.
Peter Schimpf—Lafayette, CO.
David Wells—Stockton, CA.
Cathie Apple—Sacramento, CA.
Lorna Peters—Sacramento, CA.
Derek Chester—Greeley, CO.
is an award-winning and critically acclaimed artist and teacher who performs music
from every historical era through today. As a soloist, he has performed with
orchestras across the United States and has been heard on National Public
Radio’s “Performance Today”.
Mr. Fulks’s orchestral experience includes the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in the San Francisco Bay Area and, in New York City, at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Alice Tully Hall, in the Jazz at Lincoln Center series, and the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. As a recitalist, Mr. Fulks has appeared at numerous summer festivals and concert series in the
United States and has toured extensively in Europe with orchestras and chamber groups.
Mr. Fulks has held faculty positions at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, the University of Alabama, and is currently Assistant Professor of Violin at the University of Northern
Colorado. During the summer months, he has taught and performed in Vermont at
Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Kinhaven Music School, Killington Music Festival, Saint Michael’s College (Colchester), and in Iowa at the Lutheran Summer Music Festival (Decorah).
Mr. Fulks currently performs in several ensembles with colleagues from various universities and maintains an active recording and national recital schedule. He holds the Doctor of
Musical Arts degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook and Bachelor and Master’s degrees from North Carolina School of the Arts.
is an active performer as a harpsichordist, organist, and a specialist in music of the
17th and 18th centuries. He is founder and artistic director of the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, and was previously a co-founder and keyboardist in the early-music ensemble Diverse Passions and director of the Denver Handel Festival.
Mr. Nowell is a frequent guest artist as soloist and chamber musician, including recent appearances with the Colorado Music Festival, St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, Boston Early Music Festival Fringe, Boulder Bach Festival, Up Close and Musical, and Englewood Arts. As an organist, he has recorded on the Cygnus label and performs with the Fittz-Nowell Duo, exploring original and newly composed music for cello and organ. Mr. Nowell received the Master of Music degree in choral conducting with a minor in music history from University of Colorado, and the Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Princeton University. He holds Associate certification from the American Guild of Organists.
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Ann Marie Morgan
a violist da gamba and Baroque cellist, is a frequent guest with major orchestras and choral societies featured as viola da gamba soloist with the Philadelphia and the Minnesota Orchestras, at long-standing Bach Festivals in Oregon and Bethlehem as well as with the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom and in Europe at the Prague Spring Festival. She has been on the faculties of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and the Interlochen Center for the Arts. She is principal cellist and viola da gamba soloist with the Boulder Bach Festival and teaches courses at the Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts and at Rocky Ridge Music Center.
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is a cellist who has played across the United States, Australia and China. In a recent collaboration with dance, she performed with the Paul Taylor Dance Company performing solo Bach for the company’s first performance with period instruments. Sarah earned her doctorate from Stony Brook University after double-degree studies at Oberlin Conservatory and College. In Australia, Sarah performed in the Opera House with the Sydney Symphony under numerous conductors including Gianluigi Gelmetti and Vladmir Ashkenazy. Sarah has attended or been a fellow at numerous festivals, including Tanglewood, Mannes Beethoven Institute, and the International Baroque Institute at Longy and the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute. As cellist of Kentucky’s premiere period ensemble, she collaborated in a performance of a Vivaldi Concerto, called “Passionate and insightful” and aired on NPR’s Performance Today. Sarah is a founding member of STRING, Denver’s newest viol consort, and lives in Golden, Colorado.