Colorado Symphony Chorus gala celebrates group’s 30th anniversary

Clone of Photo: Colorado Symphony Chorus celebrates 30 yearsThe Colorado Symphony Chorus celebrates its 30th anniversary on Saturday with a gala at Boettcher Concert Hall.

The concert will feature passages from Verdi’s Requiem and Orff’s “Carmina Burana” as well as music by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Vaughan Williams.

The Colorado Symphony Chorus, founded in 1984, has already enjoyed a banner year in 2014.

The singers performed Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with three different orchestras: the Dallas Symphony at Bravo! Vail in June; the Aspen Music Festival orchestra at its season finale in August; and the Colorado Symphony at its season kickoff in September.

Founder and Music Director Duain Wolfe told CPR this summer that he and the musicians are working to raise the profile of the Colorado Symphony Chorus:

“We have a lot to be proud of, we just need to find ways to get the rest of the world to find out. We need to do more recordings, and with (Colorado Symphony Music Director) Andrew Litton it looks like we’re going to be doing that.”

Listen to all of Wolfe’s recent interview with the CPR Arts Bureau:

Audio: Colorado Symphony Chorus director Duain Wolfe speaks with Chloe Veltman

For more details on Saturday’s concert, check out the program notes for the evening: