Saturday, October 28th at 2 PM at the AUDI
Shakespeare has influenced playwrights and composers from the time his plays were first performed (in London around 1592) to the present day. ASTER will offer pieces heard during Shakespeare’s lifetime, a charming set of acapella works by composer Amy Beach, a jazzy set by Clifford Stillwell, Jr., and excerpts from the musicals Kiss Me Kate and West Side Story. Actors will perform soliloquies and sonnets to round out the concert.
Admission: $20 Adults, $15 Students and Seniors available at the door and through Humanitix. You can also use this QR code.
The concert will be live streamed for those who are unable to attend in person on this website. Here is the link to BCAH to watch. Select “LIVE’ to view the concert. This link should also work to the live concert.
This concert is sponsored by
The Dr. Michael and Karen Fried Community Education Fund.
Free and Open to the Public.
Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 4:00 pm, Broomfield Auditorium 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020.
Here is the link to BCAH to watch. Select “LIVE’ to view the concert. This link should also work to the live concert.
Please join ASTER and guest soloists for stories, performances, and a reception honoring one of ASTER’s founding members. The choir would not be where it is today without Alex’s support and encouragement. We miss his jokes and his presence at the piano. We are grateful for this opportunity to honor his memory and thank him.
Click Here for the Program in PDF format.
If you didn’t know him, this will be a chance to get acquainted. If you did know him, this will be a chance to remember him. The concert will be live-streamed for friends and family at a distance.
The program features works composed by Alex between 1961 and 2016.
Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 2 PM (Mountain) Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road, 80020 Admission $20 for Adults and $15 for Seniors & Students Tickets available through Humanitix.
Tickets will also be available at the door. Here is a link to the program.
Livestreaming will be available, the recommended donation is $10.00 through Humanatix, it is free for our ASTER Angels!
Here is the link to BCAH to watch. Select “LIVE’ to view the concert. This link should also work to the live concert. It will begin at 2 PM but you might want to connect 5 to 10 minutes ahead of concert time.
Prior concerts can be viewed at at this link.
Earth Day is Saturday, April 22nd this year, and inspired our theme for “A Girl’s Garden.” The title refers to a poem by Robert Frost in which a young girl asks her father “to give her a garden plot to plant and tend and reap herself”. Join us in the garden and you will hear a bird’s lullaby, bumblebees buzzing, Japanese fireflies and a Swedish folksong reminding us that “Now is the time for living”.
The centerpiece of ASTER’s April concert is American composer Vincent Persichetti’s “Spring Cantata”. By turns mystical and playful it will be enhanced by Sara Love’s reading of poems by E. E. Cummings.
The choir and soloists will offer selections from “The Secret Garden” by composer Lucy Simon along with “Morning Has Broken”, the Andrews Sisters’ “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree”, and the ever popular “Over the Rainbow” to complete the concert.
Saturday, November 5th, 2022 at 2 PM at the Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road
Admission: $20 Adults, $15 Students and Seniors
Tickets are available through https://events.humanitix.com/sacagawea, and a livestream will also be available here. Please come back for updates to this information!
Silent Auction of Themed Gift Baskets by Rocky Mountain Designs. Just in time for Holiday Shopping! All funds to support ASTER. Click HERE for detailed information about the baskets.
The “Prairie Winds” painting by Vickie Leigh will also be available for purchase to support ASTER.
ASTER is excited to open our Fall concert with Native Prayers a new work composed by Martha Yordy. Growing up in New Mexico she had the opportunity to understand the sacred relationship which Indigenous people have with the earth. Rhythms associated with Navajo music and poetry by members of the Ute and Sioux tribes inspired this piece which was commissioned by the choir.
The centerpiece of ASTER’s Fall concert will be Broomfield Composer Pete Simpson’s cantata “Sacagawea” which we first performed in the fall of 2007. Donna McCuaig will be the narrator who portrays Sacagawea. Her heritage is Chippewa, Wyndot & Seneca. Her mother was born on Fort Hall Indian Reservation in 1933. Her grandparents were graduates of Haskill Indian School in Lawrence, Kansas. Donna’s grandmother spoke Chippewa and her grandfather spoke Wyndot. Her maternal great-grandmother only spoke Chippewa. Her paternal great-grandmother’s name was Harriet Grey Eyes and she only spoke Wyndot.
Other music on the concert will include a set of Spanish lullabies accompanied by guitar and “Still I Rise” by the distinguished Black composer Rosephanye Powell.
Click here to get a printable program.
Our Spring concert will be A Girl’s Garden: The Birds & the Bees & the Flowers & the Trees.
It will be presented on April 22, 2023 at 2 PM at the Broomfield Auditorium.