The Arvada Center Chorale made its debut as a community chorus of amateur singers in December, 1977. Now its own 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no longer underwritten by the city, the Arvada Chorale has performed across the Denver metro area and around the world. In addition to regularly scheduled concerts, we sing for Olde Town Arvada events, memorial services, private functions and the City of Arvada's annual tribute to veterans.
Our 2023-2024 Season includes:
"Singing the World ‘Round, a Winter’s Journey"
From Central America to West Africa, Latvia to the West Indies and the United States, this concert takes us around the world to celebrate the holidays through choral music. The centerpiece of this program will be Conrad Susa's "Carols and Lullabies" for chorus, marimba, harp and guitar. Come join us for a concert of enchanting and inspirational singing to kick off your holiday season.
Performances are Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. Don't miss it!
Our season also includes an exciting collaboration between the Chorale and the acclaimed Spirituals Project choir. These songs, created and first sung by enslaved Africans in the 17th and 18th centuries, continue to lift us up to work for a better, more just society. Our combined concert will celebrate the gift of prayer and human connection -- in both secular and sacred settings -- to keep us going when times are hard. Don't miss this life-affirming performance! Join us for "Lift Every Voice for Freedom: A Collaboration with the Arvada Chorale and the Spirituals Project," April 5 and 6, 2024.
On June 1, 2024, we close the season with "Unearthing Our Roots: American Music with the Arvada Chorale and Southern Journey." We’ll be joined by the ensemble Southern Journey, which takes its name from folklorist Alan Lomax’s 1959 field recordings that preserved the music of church choirs, jug bands, singers like Bessie Jones and Delta bluesmen like Mississippi Fred McDowell. Southern Journey captures a uniquely American experience of working folks gathering on the porch, taking up guitar, bass, banjo and fiddle, and shaking off the dust of the day’s labor to fill the night air with song.
The Arvada Chorale is a vital, thriving organization and an integral part of the performing arts in Arvada. We are a Tier III organization supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and have received Colorado Creates grants from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). We are grateful to our corporate sponsors, our grant funders, and donors like you!