Filling a stocking with toys, treats and gifts is a beloved Christmastime tradition. CPR Classical wants to add to your holiday with opportunities to win tickets to the best live performances around Colorado. Enter the Stocking Stuffers giveaway for concert seats to festive holiday performances! Who will you take?
Each week through December, we spotlight upcoming performances on-air and on social media -- 'tis the season for live holiday music! Our sweepstakes gives you a multitude of chances to enter for a memorable, classical experience. Stay connected to CPR Classical on Facebook for the contest dates, sweepstakes winners, and exceptional performances taking place in our state.
Stocking Stuffers #8: Boulder Bach Festival: A Baroque Christmas
Sunday, December 19 at 2:00 p.m. at the Broomfield Auditorium
A pair of tickets for one winner. Contest runs Sunday 12/12 and Monday 12/13 -- enter today!
Boulder Bach Festival brings you the Christmas portion of Handel's 'Messiah' in an intimate rendition - one instrument and vocalist per part. Clarity, familiarity and brightness await in a new take on this holiday classic - the perfect thing for this holiday season. Hear Handel's 'Messiah' in a new light, paired with ancient carols, from Boulder Bach Festival and friends. Concert info and COVID policies here.
Stocking Stuffers #7: Denver Brass: The Magic of Christmas
Friday, December 18, 2:00 p.m. at the Newman Center
We're holding a pair of tickets for one winner. Contest runs Friday 12/10 and Saturday 12/11.
The Denver Brass teams up with baritone Steven Taylor and soprano Aubrey Jacobs to share the most heartwarming and inspiring sounds of the season. With an ever-so-special message from Saint Nicholas himself, this production is sure to put the entire family into the Christmas Spirit! Concert info and event policies.
Stocking Stuffers #6: Colorado Symphony: A Colorado Christmas
Saturday, December 11, 6:00 p.m. at Boettcher Concert Hall
We're offering four tickets to one winner...who will you bring? Contest runs Wednesday 12/8 and Thursday 12/9 until 5pm.
The warm sounds of the holidays fill the Hall with festive seasonal favorites including ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, narrated live from stage by beloved Denver vocalist Devin DeSantis! This family-friendly evening, conducted by Colorado Symphony Chorus Assistant Conductor Taylor Martin, features traditional Christmas carols, your favorite winter tunes, and even some newly arranged surprises — all with a chance to sing along to your heart’s content! Event info and COVID policies here.
Stocking Stuffers #5: Colorado Ballet: The Nutcracker
Friday, December 17, 7:30 p.m. at Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Scout S., we're glad you are going!
Tchaikovsky's beloved holiday favorite returns in a dazzling production like no one’s ever seen, featuring new sets and costumes created especially for Colorado Ballet. A sellout every year, this magical tale of Clara, the Nutcracker and the Mouse King will be dreamier than ever. Thanks to Colorado Ballet, we're giving away a family four pack of tickets to the production! Event info and COVID safety protocols from Colorado Ballet.
Stocking Stuffer #4: Kantorei: Carols & Lullabies
Karen W, you're going...congrats!
Sunday, December 12, 3:00 pm at Christ Episcopal Church-Denver
American composer, Conrad Susa explores the Christ child’s birth through the many moods, rhythms, and colors of Bethlehem carols that use varied texts – Biscayan, Catalonian, Puerto Rican, Spanish, Andalucian, Castilian, and Mexican in Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest. The evocative timbres of the harp, the marimba and vibraphone, and the guitar are woven into an instrumental fabric that is at times beautiful and serene and at other times rhythmically energetic. Many beautiful lullaby and carol settings complete the program. Event info and COVID policies.
Stocking Stuffer #3: The King's Singers
Thursday, December 9, 7:30 pm at the Newman Center
The King's Singers are a British vocal sextet with more than fifty years of musical heritage. Join the renowned British vocal ensemble for an evening of holiday music presented by CPR Classical. The British charm and musical craft of the group has captured the hearts of audiences around the world. They perform holiday classics from their new Christmas CD "Christmas Carols with The King's Singers" and this is their first return to the Newman Center since their sold-out performance in 2017. Event info and COVID protocols.
Stocking Stuffer #2: The King's Singers
Tom J., congratulations!
Thursday, December 9, 7:30 pm at the Newman Center
Join CPR Classical for an evening of delightful holiday music with the renowned British vocal ensemble. The King’s Singers are a Grammy-winning British vocal sextet with more than fifty years of musical heritage. The group has a remarkable ability to perform intricate vocal works and their British charm and musical craft have captured audiences’ hearts the world over. They perform holiday classics from their new Christmas CD "Christmas Carols with The King’s Singers" and this is their first return to the Newman Center since their sold-out performance in 2017. Event info and COVID protocols.
Stocking Stuffer #1: Jefferson Symphony Orchestra
Congrats to listener Zoe M.!
Sunday, December 5, 3 p.m. -- Colorado School of Mines Green Center
The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of William Morse, presents its annual Holiday Concert. Opening the concert is Mozart's witty Marriage of Figaro overture and the fabulous L'Arlesienne Suites by Georges Bizet. Joining the ensemble are warm sounds from local opera stars Emily Murdock, soprano, and James Baumgardner, tenor. Audiences and families will delight in the mix of holiday features including traditional, Mannheim, and contemporary styles of their favorite holiday music. Concert info and safety protocols from Jefferson Symphony.
For more holiday concerts in Colorado, visit the CPR Classical Events Calendar.
Hear CPR Classical by clicking “Listen Live” at the top on this website, or download the Colorado Public Radio app. Listen on your radio to CPR Classical at 88.1 FM in Denver, or on radio signals around Colorado. You can also tell your smart speaker to “Play CPR Classical."
Love Classical Music?
Stay in touch with our hosting team at CPR Classical and learn more about the classical events occurring in the community. Sign up here for our monthly newsletter.