Confluence, which has long been Lakewood’s premier a cappella singing group, is expanding into new performance venues in the Wheat Ridge and Bear Valley areas. As well as discovering new spaces for presenting its eclectic mix of choral music, the group looks forward to reaching new audiences and meeting new faces.
The group’s first concert of the 2019-20 season will include a musical sampling of its “greatest hits.” Pieces will include a variety of styles, from Americana (Bright Morning Star, Humble Heart) to African and Brazilian music. It will feature several madrigals as well as choral classics by Gerald Custer (Fiddler from Dooney) and Matthew Harris (Hark, the Lark). And on the lighter side, Eric Whitacre’s Animal Crackers will crack up the audience.
Confluence was formed in the fall of 2006 by director Allison Olsson and several singers with a similar vision. Their idea was a small choir with no more than 20 singers, which would sing an eclectic variety of challenging music truly excellently. All the members of the choir share that common goal. During the past few years, Confluence has realized a passion for performing the work of living composers, particularly American composers.
The singers in Confluence enjoy a wide range of musical styles. The group performs jazz, barbershop, multi-cultural, Broadway show tunes, popular, rock and roll, classical, Baroque, gospel, and modern music. The members and director all share a common purpose, summed up in the group's mission statement: “Confluence exists for the joy of making excellent music in an atmosphere of nurturing, mutual support, freedom to explore, to challenge and be challenged without competition or hierarchy.”
Saturday, October 5, 7:00 pm
St James Episcopal Church
8235 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge CO
Sunday, October 6, 3:00 pm
St Philip & St James Episcopal Church (St PJ’s)
2797 S. Lowell Blvd., Denver CO
Tickets are $12, with children under 11 free.
For more information or to order tickets, visit confluencechoir.org or call 303-279-2932.
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