Summer Choral Reading Sessions

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Summer Choral Reading Sessions

 This summer, singers in the Denver area are invited to participate in the annual series of choral reading sessions sponsored by the Montview Conservatory of Music.  The objective of these evening sessions is to read familiar and unfamiliar choral works in a relaxed but challenging setting.
All sessions begin promptly at 7 p.m. in the Choir Room in the basement of the sanctuary building. Participants are asked to contribute $5 per session to cover musical expenses.
Montview Church is located at the corner of Montview Boulevard and Dahlia Street in Denver. For further information, contact Barbara Hulac at 303-355-1651 ext. 105 or hulac@montview.org.

Choral Reading Sessions – 7:00 pm

Thursday, June 6 – 7:00 PM – John Kuzma
Reconsidering the Bach Motets
Johann Sebastian Bach: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 225, Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227,
Lobet den Herrn. Alle Heiden BWV 230
John Kuzma has been Montview’s Minister of Music since 1987. He was formerly Music Director of the American Boychoir and the San Diego Chamber Orchestra. His compositions have been performed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the American Boychoir, New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, Denver Brass, Denver Gay Men’s Chorus, Ars Nova Singers and the Colorado Children’s Chorale. He was a 1999 Colorado Arts Council Music Composition Fellowship winner.
Thursday, June 13 – 7:00 PM – Thomas Edward Morgan
Renaissance Gems
Thomas Edward Morgan is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Ars Nova Singers and has been acknowledged as a leading interpreter of new music in Colorado. Mr. Morgan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and the Master of Music degree in composition from the University of Colorado. In addition to his work with Ars Nova Singers, he currently serves as Music Director of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Boulder, a position he has held for 23 years.
Thursday, June 20 – 7:00 PM – Mark Stamper
Te Deum settings by Britten, Rutter, Vaughan-Williams & Howells
Mark L. Stamper is a native of South Carolina. He began his piano study at the age of three and eventually expanded his musical interests to include choral music. Mark holds two degrees: Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance (Winthrop University) and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary).  Mark brings an  understanding of different genres (choral, orchestral, ballet, opera, musical theater, gospel, pop, and jazz) and performance mediums (professional, church, university, community, boys, and girls choirs) to his work and is very excited to be a part of the Reading Sessions held at Montview Presbyterian Church.
Thursday, June 27 – 7:00 PM – Andrew Halladay
            Gabriel Fauré – Requiem
            Olivier Messiaen – O Sacrum Convivium
Andrew Halladay was Montview’s Music Intern and Composer in Residence  from 2004 – 2008. He holds a Master’s Degree in Composition from CU Boulder and has been Minister of Music at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church since 2010.
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