Welcome to the 2014-15 season of the Rocky Mountain Chorale!
Hello, this is Art Bragg, Director of the Rocky Mountain Chorale. I’d like to share with you what I think makes for a great choral concert in just a few words: variety, excitement, and great singing. In keeping with our tradition of offering the most eclectic choral concerts in town, I would like to present to you “Motets to Musicals!” We’ll start our concert with great classic choral music from the repertory, including music by Hassler, Durufle, Halffter, Rheinberger, and Whitacre.
In the second half of the concert we will let loose a bit (as we always do) with some great show tunes from South Pacific, music from Aladdin, and the epic Baba Yetu by Christopher Tin from the video game Civilization IV, sung in Swahili with drums and soloists and lots of fun. Also hear the extraordinarily beautiful Homeward Bound by Marta Keene, recently recorded by the Mormon Tabernacle choir, and often sung as a tribute to our returning soldiers. And there’s always a sing-along.
Founded in 1978, Rocky Mountain Chorale (RMC) is one of the Boulder area’s oldest and finest community choirs. We are a mixed choir with over eighty active singers. We employ a professional conductor, accompanist, and other musicians as necessary. Our repertoire ranges from African folk songs through modern American choral pieces to major classical choral works. RMC presents two major programs each year and and also sings at various community outreach programs.