Week at a Glance: December 2 through 8

(Photo: CPR / Martin Skavish)
<p><span style="line-height: 1.66667em;">Colorado Spotlight host </span><span style="line-height: 1.66667em;">Charley Samson: </span>“Ahoy there, Colorado music fans!”</p>

Sunday through Friday nights at 7, Charley Samson is your connection to the music, voices and happenings of Colorado's classical music community. This week:


Kantorei interim conductor Sarah Harrison talks about their concert with the Meistersingers this Thursday, and we sample their Little Tree CD.


The Ars Nova Singers’ artistic director Thomas Edward Morgan talks about their Christmas concerts this weekend, and we sample their Yuletide CD.


The Colorado Choir’s Christmas concerts are Friday and Saturday. We sample their recordings.


From last season's Colorado Symphony Masterworks series: Matthew Halls conducts Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Op. 70, with Monica Whicher, soprano; Meg Brayle, mezzo-soprano ; Lawrence Wiliford, tenor; Nathan Berg, bass-baritone; and the Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director.


From the 2011 season of the Colorado Music Festival, Michael Christie conducts the Chamber Orchestra and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 (Pastoral).


Anticipating a host of events in coming weeks (check the Classical Calendar), the weekly two-hour edition of the program features the Ivy Street Ensemble, the Intermezzo Chamber Players, ETHEL, Denver Early Music Consort, the Cherry Creek Chorale, the Broomfield Symphony Orchestra, and the Columbine Chorale.