UPCOMING

SPRING CONCERT

Read the details below about our exciting concert coming up on November 18, 2022 at 7:00 pm.

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GIVING

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Fall 2022: CAPTIVATING BEAUTY

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Directed by Nathan Payant

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2022 at 7:00pm
From the breathtaking inspiration that surrounds us in nature, to the joy in life’s celebrations and love we feel from family and friends, there is beauty all around us. In our concert, “Captivating Beauty,” Laudamus Chamber Chorale explores these themes with music by Gerald Finzi, Gwyneth Walker, Reena Esmail, Z. Randall Stroope, Clara Schumann, and more, as well as Ola Gjeilo’s stunning piece, “The Lake Isle,” with string quartet and guitar. We are thrilled to feature CSU’s guitar instructor, Jeff LaQuatra, and the Graduate String Quartet for that work.

First United Methodist Church
1005 Stover Street, Fort Collins
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TICKETS
Available now at Eventbrite or at the door
Adults – $15
College Students (w/ID) – $5
18 and under – Free

Spring 2023: MOZART REQUIEM

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Directed by Nathan Payant

SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2023 at 4:00pm
Laudamus Chamber Chorale is excited to join forces with CSU’s Chamber and Concert Choirs to perform Mozart’s monumental “Requiem,” accompanied by an orchestra comprised of professional instrumentalists from across the Front Range. The mystery surrounding this magnificent work is well documented, mainly due to the myths and controversies about it’s completion. Mozart was terminally ill and did not finish the work before his death. His widow had it finished to honor her late husband, essentially making it a requiem for Mozart himself. There is still much debate about which parts Mozart actually completed and what music his student, Franz Xaver Süssmayr, composed using notes from his teacher. Regardless, the work has become universally loved and performed all around the world.

Griffin Concert Hall, UCA
1400 Remington Street, Fort Collins
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TICKETS
Available now at Eventbrite or at the door
Adults – $20
College Students (w/ID) – $10
Students (11-18) – $5
Children (10 and under) – Free

From Our Music Director

August 2022

Greetings!

Last season, we overcame many pandemic-related challenges throughout the year and were able to put on two wonderful concerts. It is no surprise that musical arts organizations across the country suffered during the pandemic where audiences were limited (if present at all), singers were hesitant to perform because of the transmission possibilities, and lives seemed to be in upheaval. I am incredibly proud of our singers, who safely navigated these challenges and still performed with exceptional musicality. If you were able to attend either or both of our performances, thank you so much for your support.

We are filled with anticipation to start our 2022–23 season and excited to, once again, share some fantastic and inspiring music with the communities of Northern Colorado! We have some ambitious plans this season (and into the future), and this is where you come in. You are a very important part of our choral family, and we hope you consider joining us at our concerts this season. In addition, we ask you to consider supporting Laudamus financially to help us reach our musical goals this season and beyond.

We are excited to begin full rehearsals this month for our November concert entitled, Captivating Beauty. This concert will feature works by Gerald Finzi, Gwyneth Walker, Reena Esmail, Z. Randall Stroope, Clara Schumann, and more, as well as Ola Gjeilo’s breathtaking piece, The Lake Isle, with string quartet and guitar. We are thrilled to feature CSU’s guitar instructor, Jeff LaQuatra, and the Graduate String Quartet for that work. At the end of April 2023, we will combine forces with CSU’s Chamber and Concert Choirs to perform Mozart’s monumental Requiem with full orchestra, comprised of professional instrumentalists from across the Front Range. These are two concerts you won’t want to miss!

Your financial contributions will go toward purchasing music, hiring guest musicians, reserving venues for multiple concerts, hiring a fully professional orchestra in the spring, and overall operating expenses. Visit the ‘Support’ page on our website, www.Laudamus.org/support, to make a contribution online, or if you prefer, you can use the return envelope included with this letter to mail in a donation. Laudamus Chamber Chorale is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose donations can be tax deductible. You will receive a letter of acknowledgment for your gift and your name will be listed in our season programs. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Yours,
Nathan Payant