Abendmusik in Concert, "From Bach to The Beatles"
Date: October 12, 2013
Location: Colorado, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Abendmusik of Colorado Springs will perform “From Bach to the Beatles” with conductor Richard Nutting on Sunday, November 17th. Featured music works will include Bach’s Motette 231, Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren, Alfred Schnittke’s Three Sacred Hymns, music of Lennon/McCartney along with selected works by Victoria, Schutz, Makaroff, Whitacre, and Parton. The concert begins at 3:00 p.m. at the Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs. As always, Abendmusik concerts are free and open to all who love choral music.
Abendmusik is an auditioned community choir that has been in existence since 1974. Originally formed as an in-service performing group for music educators from School District 11, the choir now consists of accomplished singers from all walks of life. Membership includes singers who range in age from early 20,s to mid 80’s, and all share a common love of performing choral music and creating musical experiences for audiences throughout the region. Abendmusik is currently led by two directors, Richard Nutting and Rob Ryder. Repertoire covers the choral music spectrum from large sacred works to modern secular compositions. The choir has recently presented concerts of the masters – Brahms, Bach, and Beethoven – to music of the swing era. The group also performs music composed and arranged by its own members. The group has been featured in performance for the Colorado Music Educators Conference on multiple occasions (most recently in January, 2011), and has performed and toured with the United States Air Force Academy Band. Recently Abendmusik has made guest appearances with the Arapahoe Philharmonic in Denver and with the Pueblo Symphony.