Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 2 P.M.
Broomfield Auditorium – 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, CO 80020
Admission: $15 Adults, $10 Students and Seniors (or pay what you can pay)
E. Pauline Johnson (1861 – 1913) was one of Canada’s most popular and successful entertainers at the turn of the 20th century. The daughter of a Mohawk Native-Canadian father and an English mother she adopted the name “Tekahionwake,” at age thirty-one. She created a Mohawk costume, and began touring Canada giving recitals of her poetry, comedy routines and plays. She was the first Native poet to have her work published in Canada, and was one of the few female writers at the time to make a living from what she wrote and performed. ASTER will be singing Sarah Quartel’s setting of Johnson’s poem The Bird’s Lullaby.
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) Though she was a recluse during her lifetime, today she is one of the best known of all American poets. She wrote nearly 1800 poems. Hope is the thing with feathers is among the most familiar of her works. ASTER will be singing Susan LeBarr’s setting of this famous poem. The solo vocal pieces which will be performed on the concert were composed by Vincent Persichetti including the humorous poem I’m Nobody.
Susan Stewart (b. 1952) is both a poet and a scholar. In an interview at the University of Pennsylvania, Susan Stewart said that her primary goal as a poet is “to get people to read more slowly, and to reread, and to read a whole book and go back to the beginning of the book and see connections.” She is the recipient of a “Genius Award” from the MacArthur Foundation which noted that her poetry makes “strange and disorienting that which we usually take to be familiar and of common sense.” ASTER will perform James Primosch’s setting of her poem Cinder, from his song cycle Holy the Firm. He arranged this song specifically for the choir at the director’s request because they were friends in graduate school.
Christie Dickason (b. 1942) is known as a novelist, poet and teacher. She brings a diverse background to her work including four years as a director and choreographer with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has lived in many countries and ASTER thinks that she has a wonderful sense of humour. The choir will perform Cecilia MacDowell’s setting of Would Like to Meet.
We are also planning to livestream the concert, please revisit this page later for more detail.
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Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 2 P.M.
Presented by The Broomfield Council on the Arts and Humanities and ASTER Women’s Chamber Choir
Soothe your soul and refresh your spirit with sacred music that includes beautiful songs such as Imnant Raminsh’s Missa Brevis in C Minor, Duke Ellington’s Come Sunday, Michael Head’s Ave Maria, Kathleen Fagre’s O Unico Amore with text by Mother Cabrini, His Eye is on the Sparrow, and How Can I Keep from Singing.
$15 Adults, $10 Students/Seniors
Saturday, November 9, 2019 2 p.m.
3 Community Park Road
Broomfield, CO 80020
This fun fundraising event features Broomfield High School Alums Sarah Kochevar and Ellie Hackbarth, Sara Gita, the Mahan Family, Bluegrass Duo Carolyn Crouse and Patrick O’Kelly and members of the choir and guest artists singing their hearts out. Appropriate for ages 10 and older. Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road, 80020 Free and Open to the Public – Suggested Donation $15 For additional information contact Tinaregina@aol.com or call 303-466-2879
Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2 PM
Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, CO 80020
Tickets: Adults $12, Students and Seniors $8
Appropriate for ages 7 and older.
Tickets available at the door and through
This concert has something for everyone! In addition to Girl Group tunes Java Jive, Mister Sandman, and Heebie Jeebies along with Tin Pan Alley favorites I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, On the Sunny Side of the Street, and You Oughta Be in Pictures, ASTER includes music not typically associated with “The Great American Songbook”. Audience members will hear lullabies, courting songs, and hymns traditionally sung by Navajo and Appalachian women including I Gave My Love a Cherry and Down to the River to Pray. Whether it was Dorothy Fields writing snappy lyrics, women singing while they worked and worshiped or sister acts entertaining the troops and those at home, American women have made a great contribution to the history of American music. Come join us and bring a friend!
Broomfield Council on the Arts and Humanities presents
with ASTER Women’s Chamber Choir
Saturday, November 10th at 2 PM
At the Broomfield Auditorium 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield 80020
The choir will perform favorite lullabies, and music sung in pubs, and churches including Morning Has Broken, Suo Gan, Danny Boy, Colcannon, Dream Angus and other favorites.
Featuring Celtic Duo
Beth Gadbaw and Margot Krimmel
Admission: $12 Adults
Tickets available at the door and astercelticcelebration.brownpapertickets.com
Advance purchase recommended.
For additional information contact Tinaregina@aol.com or call 303-466-2879
August 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
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.
3 Community Park Rd
Broomfield, CO 80020 Free ($15 suggested donation)
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 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)
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
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!
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 2 PM
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
ASTER’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.