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Colorado Repertory Singers

We provide for the education, cultural enlightenment, and entertainment of the public through choral music. To ensure that performances of diverse music are available for future generations, CRS bridges generations and affords mentoring opportunities to young singers.

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Overview of CRS Program 2019-2020 season

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Adults
Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
General population
Parents

Description

CRS provides singers of all ages an environment that encourages musical growth, provides access to a full range of vocal works, and fosters a sense of community among its membership.

Collaborations with student groups are critical to delivering the CRS educational programming. CRS is committed to partnering with local schools to provide young singers exposure to choral masterworks. By creating opportunities for young artists to perform large-scale pieces with orchestra, our hope is not only to tangibly support their education as musicians but also help plant in them a desire for lifelong music-making. The students join CRS for rehearsals and gain experience singing with mature voices, orchestral accompaniment, and a highly skilled Artistic Director. The success of this portion of the CRS program is measured through post-performance survey of students, audience, and choir members. Survey results are reviewed by the board with an eye to future improvements.

CRS incorporates free community outreach programs to include holiday caroling at the Denver Botanic Gardens and performances at area retirement centers.

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Colorado Repertory Singers
2019-2020 Season

Winter Reflections, A Colorado Repertory Singers Holiday Concert
December 6 & 7, 2019
Location: Broomfield Auditorium
3 Community Park Rd., Broomfield, CO

Once again we gather for one of our most treasured traditions, the annual Colorado Repertory Singers holiday concert. Over the past few years these holiday performances have evolved into concert experiences filled with warmth and music. We invite you to join us as you make your way through the holiday season for an evening of singing and stories that will stir your heart and mind with winter reflections.

"Lux Aeterna", Morten Lauridsen
March 13, 2020
Location: Central Presbyterian Church
1660 Sherman St. Denver, CO.

Colorado Repertory Singers is thrilled to continue its annual Educational Masterworks Collaboration with singers from South High School and Broomfield High School. Over the past three seasons we have partnered with over 300 high school musicians, working together to present large-scale masterworks for choir and orchestra in acoustically-rich venues. These educational collaborations are driven by our mission to support music education, foster lifelong singing and create inter-generational experiences focused around the musical arts. For the 2019-2020 season we are excited to focus our energies on a choral-orchestral masterpiece by Morten Lauridsen: "Lux Aeterna." The piece was composed in 1997, the year that Lauridsen's mother died. The work has a deceptive simplicity, yet the capacity to touch the listener reveals mastery at expressing through music, the depth of human emotion.

Music from the Screen & Stage
May 15 & 16, 2020
Location: Broomfield Auditorium
3 Community Park Rd., Broomfield, CO

The world today is filled with music that has made its way into modern day culture through the screen and the stage. Many of the tunes we find ourselves humming during our daily routines were originally composed for movies, musicals and theatrical productions. Additionally, a wide variety of music has been engaged by directors and producers alike to help bring stories to life for today's audiences. This not only includes pop songs and Broadway show tunes, but also classical, jazz, folk and multicultural music. Far more than whimsical melodies, many of these tunes have engrained themselves into our lives in powerful and meaningful ways. They are the songs we listen to and sing that help us endure, heal, love, reconcile, mourn and rise. Colorado Repertory Singers is excited to present some of these treasured pieces from the screen and stage.

Other activities for the 2019-2020 season:

In keeping with CRS's Outreach Program, performances have been scheduled for Keystone at Legacy Ridge and Covenant Village assisted living residences. Additionally, CRS will participate in Denver Botanic Gardens Blossoms of Light, singing on two different nights.

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Evidence of Program's Success

After each collaborative performance with young singers, CRS seeks to know how both the singers and audience perceived the experience in order to determine if we succeeded in advancing our mission statement. After the performance, surveys are distributed to participating students and attending audience. Over 90% of audience members have responded they were "extremely satisfied" with the concert. Individual comments have noted that CRS is a positive influence and contributing to the musical growth of young singers. Student responses have been overwhelmingly positive. In general, prior to the performance students were hesitant and intimidated about mixing with more mature and experienced voices. However, after the concert students expressed strong positive feelings, with many stating the experience would keep them involved in music throughout their lives.

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