UPCOMING

Fall 2017 Concert

Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church – get map.

Spring 2018 Concert

Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Griffin Concert Hall, University Center for the Arts, Colorado State University – get map.

Fall 2017: Morning Star

Laudamus Chamber Chorale and Orchestra

Laudamus Chamber Chorale opens its 20th-anniversary season with a performance of Cantata BWV 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, by Johann Sebastian Bach. Joined by orchestra and soloists, Laudamus will perform this cantata for the second time – the first was at our very first concert 20 years ago! Our fall concert also showcases chorales and compositions based on Advent themes, as well as repertoire inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Repertoire includes:
Norwegian Alleluia – Kim Andre Arnesen
Ave Maria – Felix Mendelssohn
Morning Star – Arvo Pärt
O Nata Lux – Morten Lauridsen

Wake, Awake – F. M. Christiansen

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017
3:00PM
Plymouth Congregational Church
916 W Prospect Road, Fort Collins

Spring 2018: Dream Sequence

Featuring our 20th Anniversary commission by Thomas LaVoy

Dreams have long inspired composers to write beautiful music. Our spring 2018 concert features some of the most daring and sweetest pieces of this genre. You won’t want to miss our 20th anniversary commission by Thomas LaVoy, his composition is a multi-movement setting of dream poems by Indian poet Sarojini Nadu. Join us for a 20th-anniversary party immediately following the concert at Griffin Hall at the UCA on Colorado State University’s campus. This will be a concert and celebration to remember!

Repertoire includes:
It Was a Lover and His Lass – James McCray
Three Nocturnes – Daniel Elder
Commission – Thomas LaVoy
Six Joyce Songs – Conrad Susa
Grace Before Sleep – Susan LaBarr
Shenandoah – James Erb

Unclouded Day – Shawn Kirchner, arr.

SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018
4:00PM
Griffin Concert Hall, University Center for the Arts
Colorado State University
1400 Remington Street, Fort Collins

From Our Music Director

Welcome to the Laudamus Chamber Chorale website! Thank you for visiting!
This is an exciting season for Laudamus Chamber Chorale – we are celebrating 20 years of music-making in Fort Collins and the Front Range of Colorado! I am proud to be able to celebrate this milestone with the ensemble and to work with so many dedicated and talented singers who want to share their zeal for singing and bringing beauty to our community.
This season Laudamus will revisit music from some of our earlier concerts: Morten Lauridsen’s O Nata Lux and J.S. Bach’s Cantata 140 as well as our first commission: It Was a Lover…by James McCray. We are thrilled, too, to be able to perform our newly commissioned work by Thomas LaVoy on our spring concert on SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018.  Our commission will feature dream poems by Sarojini Nadu, poet and one-time governor of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. (Naidu is the first woman to govern an Indian state.) This special 20th-anniversary concert spotlights the the theme of hopes and dreams as we honor our roots and also envision our aspirations for a future full of singing and art in northern Colorado. We’ll close the season with an anniversary party for singers, concert-goers, and patrons immediately following our April 22 concert at the Griffin Concert Hall at CSU’s University Center for the Arts.
Come and celebrate this momentous occasion with us – listen to some glorious choral music performed by one of the Front Range’s best choral groups and join the party!
Laura Gillette