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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.

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!

Old Fashioned Talent Show

Choir members, family and friends will entertain you with Duets from Cinderella and Wicked, stories of “Sunbonnet Sue” and “Prinderella”, Solo vocal and instrumental selections from bluegrass to classical, from folk to rock and jazz. ASTER will perform several audience favorites.

Appropriate for ages 10 and older.

Tuesday July 28, 2015 7:00 PM

Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road, 80020
Free and Open to the Public
Suggested Donations $10 Adults and $5 for Students & Seniors

ASTER Women’s Chamber Choir joins forces with the Apollo Chamber Brass Quintet to present From Baroque to Boogie and Beyond — a concert celebrating ASTER’s fifteen seasons. Two performances will be held on Saturday, April 25 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm at the Broomfield Auditorium. The program will feature music by Bach, Mozart, Dave Brubeck, Gershwin and others which will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. The contrast between women’s choir and handsome men playing brass has proven to be a winning combination! ASTER is eager to bring in new audience members for this lively concert, so please invite a friend or two to come with you to the performance! For the younger music lover in your life, this show is appropriate for ages 10 and older. Admission for this event is $12 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Tickets will be available at the Audi Box Office on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1-5 pm; through brownpapertickets.com or at the door. Be sure that you purchase tickets for the correct performance time. For the 2 pm show you may purchase your tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1157982. For the 7:30 pm show, you may purchase your tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1157984.

Apollo Chamber Brass

Apollo Chamber Brass

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Corrie and Ayla

ASTER Chamber Choir

ASTER Chamber Choir

with guest artists
Margot Krimmel, Celtic Harp, Beth Gadbaw vocals and Bodhran,
Jean Ballhorn, Fiddle and Natalie Bixler, Irish Step Dancer.

Gadbaw & Krimmel

Gadbaw & Krimmel


The program will include the Welsh lullaby Suo Gan, Morning Has Broken -the hymn Cat Stevens made famous in the 70’s, along with Irish Blessing, and Danny Boy, the most famous song of farewell ever sung. ASTER will also offer some new very lively pieces, The Rattlin’ Bog and Stuttering Lovers.

The always delightful Gadbaw and Krimmel have been crowd pleasers on several previous ASTER concerts. Beth Gadbaw came of age traveling from pub to folk club in the West of Ireland and the South of England. Harpist Margot Krimmel is the winner of first place medals in the Pop and Harp Jazzfest and the Colorado Scottish Highlands Games. Their original carol, The Donkey and the Doves, was voted in as one of Colorado Public Radio’s Top Fifty Carols.

This family friendly program is appropriate for children ages 7 and older.

Friday, November 8th at 7:30 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boulder
2200 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302 (NE corner of Pine and Broadway)

Saturday, November 9th at 2 PM at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter
1700 W 10th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020 (SW corner of 10th Avenue and Highway 287)

Admission: $12 adults, $8 students and seniors, $5 children 12 and under.
Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com or at the door. (Advance purchase is advised.)

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