Talent Show

Come and enjoy an old fashioned talent show featuring special guest Walter Kelly, guitar master and the women from ASTER singing their favorite solos, duets, and trios from country music, jazz and musical theater.

August 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Free ($15 suggested donation)

The theme of ASTER Women’s Chamber Choir’s Spring concert is a timeless one, which has inspired great poetry and music. Two local composers, Sara Flores and Alex Craig will have pieces premiered.

The Flores piece, Untapped Peace, features original words and music and answers a child’s questions about war. The Craig cycle, War Songs Revisited, is a set of pieces setting poems by 12th century Chinese poet, Kao Ch’i, American poets Edna St. Vincent Millay and Amy Lowell, and English poets, Rudyard Kipling and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

Contemporary choral composers Ruth Morris Gray and Kim André Armesen have set How Like a Winter, from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 97 and by Even When He is Silent a text found written on a wall of a concentration camp after World War II. These poignant pieces will surely touch the heart of those in the audience.

ASTER is delighted to welcome Anna Wheeler Gentry as Assistant Conductor. In addition, musical guests Anna Lynn-Palevsky and Declan Siefkas will perform an instrumental interlude composed by Artistic Director Christina Lynn-Craig’s father. This Idyl for Violin and Piano provides a transition from the War and Peace sections of the program. Another special offering is the Iraqi Peace Song which will be sung in a mixture of Arabic and English accompanied by Broomfield resident Kusala Anupindi on cello and ASTER alum Allison Zema on drum. Solos and readings will add variety to the program.

The concert will conclude with a performance of Franz Schubert’s sublime setting of The Twenty-third Psalm, and Gwyneth Walker’s exuberant setting of E. E. Cummings poem I Thank You God for Most This Amazing Day.

Saturday, April 14 at 2 PM at the Broomfield Auditorium
3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, CO 80020

Admission: $12 Adults, $8 Students/Seniors
The concert will last approximately 75 minutes and will not have an intermission. Due to mature subject matter and complex music, this concert is not recommended for children under age twelve.

Alex Craig

Alex Craig

Tina and Aster 2016

Tina and Aster 2016

Come hear Santa Lucia, O How Beautiful the Sky and other carols, stories, and compositions which celebrate this wonderful Christmas season. Learn about the Sami People who live near the Arctic Circle herding reindeer and their musical traditions. Hear children sing about the Nisse and Tomte (Scandinavian gnomes) which keep families on their toes. Enjoy sacred choral works by Edvard Grieg and others which you might hear in a Scandinavian church at this time of year, and top it off with songs from Frozen.

Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2 PM

Holy Comforter Episcopal Church

1700 West 10th Avenue, Broomfield, CO 80020

Credit to Corrie Frank for her original artwork

Credit to Corrie Frank for her original artwork

Admission: $12 Adults, $8 Students/Seniors, $5 Children 12 and under

Tickets available at the door, from choir members or through
brownpapertickets.com/event/3141884 (or search Christmas in Scandinavia)

The Broomfield Children’s Chorus collaborates with ASTER in these concerts.

Both ASTER and Broomfield Children’s Chorus are looking for new singers in January!

Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Free and Open to the Public
(Suggested Donation $15)

Aster Talent Show

Aster Talent Show

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Choir members, family and friends shine in the spotlight.

This fun fundraising event includes duets from Side Show and Wicked, solo vocal selections by Broadway’s greatest composers, Bluegrass favorites and Pizza Pete Crouse will be performing with a male quartet.

Appropriate for ages 10 and older.

See our entry on Facebook at AsterChoir Events

Broomfield Auditorium
3 Community Road, Broomfield, CO 80020

Tina and Aster Choir

Tina and Aster Choir

ASTER Women’s Chamber Choir presents “Besame Mucho” featuring the music which was made famous by Edith Piaf, The Incomparable Hildegarde, Consuelita Velazquez, and Mahalia Jackson. Come enjoy familiar tunes including La Vie en Rose, I’ll See You Again, Besame Mucho, and His Eye is on the Sparrow, as well as other gems as we tell the stories of these amazing women. This concert is appropriate for ages ten and older. It will last approximately seventy-five minutes and will be presented without intermission. Perfect for older audiences who want to reminisce or young audiences who missed out on these great songs the first time around!

The Incomparable Hildegarde

The Incomparable Hildegarde


Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 2 PM
Broomfield Auditorium
3 Community Park Road
Broomfield, CO 80020

Admission: $12 Adults, $8 Students/Seniors

For additional information please call 303-466-2879

Tickets available at the door, from choir members and through brownpapertickets.com

Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson

aster-shakespeareASTER’s Fall concert Songs for Shakespeare includes choral, small group and solo settings of sonnets and excerpts from plays which have inspired composers through the years. The music of Argento, Beach, Morley, Noble, Quilter, Ratcliff, Sondheim, Young and others will delight your ears with the many different styles they used to set famous texts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet and of course The Three Hags Haggis from the Scottish Play. The program is appropriate for ages ten and up. It will be presented without intermission and will last approximately seventy-five minutes.

ASTER is pleased to welcome featured guests Grace Asquith and Bonnie Hoffman from Chamber Ensemble con Grazia who will perform excerpts from John Rutter’s Antique Suite for flute and piano on the program.

Saturday, November 12th at 7 PM (note earlier start time)
at the Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, CO 80020

Tickets are available at the door, from choir members or at Brown Paper Tickets.

For more information call Christina Lynn-Craig at 303-466-2879.

Thursday July 28, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Free and Open to the Public
(Suggested Donation $15)

Aster Talent Show

Aster Talent Show

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Carolyn Crouse, Dana Flitcraft, and Pat O’Kelly take center stage with old time bluegrass favorites, while other ASTER members offer tunes by Gillian Welch, and standards like Stormy Weather, St. Louis Blues and more.

See our entries on Facebook at AsterChoir Posts

Broomfield Auditorium
3 Community Road, Broomfield, CO 80020

April 16 – Broomfield and April 22 – Centennial

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ASTER returns to its roots with this concert. We are delighted to be performing works by two Colorado composers, Grace Asquith, Alex Craig, Kathleen Fagre and Peter Simpson. Mr. Simpson’s cantata Sacagawea is a fourteen minute musical journey which tells Sacagawea’s story in first person narration along with choral movements, flute solo and piano accompaniment. Grace Asquith’s No Such Music was commissioned by ASTER to compose a piece setting the words of May Sarton’s poem Girl with Cello, so naturally, there is a large part for solo cello in this beautiful piece. Aster is delighted to repeat Kathleen Fagre’s commissioned composition O Unico Amore, which honors Mother Cabrini, and Alex Craig’s Song from Astersongs,

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Other works on the program include settings of poetry by Emily Dickinson, Sojourner Truth’s And Ain’t I a Woman speech, Kathryn Lee Bates’ ode to America’s beauty, and some lighter fare. For more information, please contact Christina Lynn-Craig at 303-466-2879 or tinaregina@aol.com.

Two performances:

Saturday, April 16th at 2 PM
Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, CO 80020
Admission: $12 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students
Tickets available at the AUDI Box Office T/R/S from 1 – 3 PM
or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2491293

Friday, April 22nd at 7 PM
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 8545 E. Dry Creek Rd., Centennial, CO 80112
(Just west of Yosemite Street on Dry Creek Road; west of I-25)
This concert is part of the Music with a Mission series. A free-will offering to benefit The Crisis Center will be taken. There is no admission cost. The Crisis Center exists to end domestic violence through advocacy, education, and prevention; while helping communities live free of violence.

Artistic Director, Christina Lynn-Craig will be holding auditions throughout the Summer. No sight-reading involved, but an ability to learn music quickly and a willingness to memorize music. Experienced choral singers ages eighteen through seventy-something are encouraged to audition.

Aster Choir

Aster Women’s Chamber Choir

If you are interested in auditioning, contact Artistic Director, Christina by e-mail at Tinaregina@aol.com or at (303) 466-2879. We rehearse Tuesday evenings from 7:15 – 9:15 PM in Broomfield. Experienced Choral Singers are invited to audition for this small (24-32) voice ensemble. All ASTER members sing on a volunteer basis! Dues are on a sliding scale from $100 to $150 per year (paid in two installments in September and January). Singers also purchase a concert dress which costs approximately $100.

The audition consists of vocalization to hear the quality and range of a singer’s voice, and learning a short passage of unaccompanied music and then singing it while other parts are played or sung. No sight-reading is involved in the audition, but an ability to learn music quickly and a willingness to memorize music is an important aspect of participating in ASTER. Experienced choral singers ages eighteen through seventy-something are encouraged to audition. Individual auditions may be scheduled beginning in May and will continue throughout the summer.

ASTER Women’s Chamber Choir presents “Songs for the Soul: Sacred and Secular”, Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Broomfield Auditorium, 2 PM and 7 PM

Admission is only $12 for adults and only $8 for students/seniors.

The Broomfield Children’s Chorus will join ASTER for this special concert. We will sing praises to Bugs, Fruit, Gardens, Rivers, Ladders along with music inspired by the gifts which Christmas brings.

This concert will feature music composed by Randall Thompson, George Lynn and other American composers. It is appropriate for ages 8 and above.

Tickets are available from choir members, at the Broomfield Auditorium Box Office on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons from 1 – 5 PM, or at the door.

For additional information contact Christina Lynn-Craig at Tinaregina@aol.com or call 303-466-2879.

Please come and join in the fun!

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