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.
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!
ASTER is pleased to announce the release of our first CD, Endless Chain. This recording represents the endless chain of music handed down from one generation to the next, and how thankful we are for the many singers and musicians who have given of their time and talent to make this vision a reality. It is ASTER’s hope that we will be able to spread this music all across the country to people who would never be able to attend our concerts, as well as sharing it with our loyal fans here in Colorado.
Learn more, listen to samples, order your copy!
Songs of Comfort, Joy & Inspiration
ASTER is pleased to announce the release of our first CD! Endless Chain contains sixteen songs highlighting the past eight years of ASTER Women’s Chamber Choir performances.
“It’s been a dream of mine for many years,” says Christina Lynn-Craig, ASTER’s founder and artistic director. “I’m thrilled to have such talented and dedicated women to work with to perform such beautiful music. I’m so pleased with the quality of the CD and excited we’re now able to share our music with everyone!”
Endless Chain is a collection of the very best of the melting pot that is America. Selections include lullabies from Scotland and Wales, folksongs from Ireland, Norway and Scotland, hymns from many traditions, settings of Lynn-Craig’s Old Wives’ Tales and two of ASTER’s all-time favorites: Endless Chain, Pete Sutherland’s tribute to quilters and O Unico Amore, a piece by Boulder composer Kathleen Fagre commissioned by ASTER to honor Mother Cabrini.
CDs are available for $10.00 (plus $5.00 S&H).
Ordering via PayPal is secure, and you can use your credit card. If you prefer, you can send your check for $20.00 ($15.00 + $5.00 S&H) made out to ASTER to:
c/o 1370 Holly Drive West
Broomfield, CO 80020
Endless Chain is also available at these retail outlets:
- The Robin’s My Criterion for Tune
- How Can I Keep from Singing?
- O Unico Amore
- Sneezes I
- Flow Gently Sweet Afton
- Sneezes II
- Charladies’ Ball
- Three Butterflies Together
- Dream Angus
- De Norske Fjeld
- Touch Blue
- When Will We Be Married?
- Suo Gan
- Don’t Sing at the Table
- As Sisters in Zion
- And Ain’t I a Woman?
- Jacob’s Ladder
- Nothing Between
- We’ll Understand It Better By and By
- Endless Chain
ASTER Women’s Chamber Choir is a small (16-24 voice) women’s ensemble whose mission is exploring women’s lives and music. The group honors women who came before them by singing music composed by women, music which sets poetry by women, and traditional songs women sang while they worked, worshiped, and performed in concert halls.