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.
Our Fall concert, Sacagawea and her Sisters: Honoring Women and Their Journeys, will be held on Saturday, November 5th at 2 PM at the Broomfield Auditorium.
It features Broomfield composer Pete Simpson’s cantata “Sacagawea”, the premiere of “Earth Prayers” by Colorado composer Martha Yordy, a group of Spanish Lullabies with guitar accompaniment and spirituals arranged by Black American Women Composers.
One performance only!
Saturday April 2, 2022, 2:00 P.M. Mountain Time
3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, CO 80020
Link to the 1st Decade presentation here
Link to the 2nd Decade presentation here.
You can watch the livestream recording on YouTube at this link.
Admission: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors/Students
Advance purchase recommended. Limited tickets at the door.
Available through brownpapertickets.com
A photo retrospective starts at about 1:50, a few minutes before the concert. Livestream is free, but if you wish to make a donation, please send a check to BCAH with “ASTER Donation” in the memo line to address: P.O. Box 681, Broomfield, CO 80030-0681.
ASTER celebrates its 20th season with a concert featuring music which has a special place in the hearts and minds of the singers and our audience members.
We hope that you will join us for this special event. ASTER has stayed true to its mission of “Exploring Women’s Lives and Music,” and this concert is no exception. Sacred selections will include music sung by the Nuns of Chester, gospel favorite “His Eye is on the Sparrow” and “O Unico Amore”, a piece which ASTER commissioned to honor Mother Cabrini. The program will also feature a powerful setting of Sojourner Truth’s speech “And Ain’t I a Woman”. Her words still ring true today.
Audiences who remember ASTER’s three different staged productions of “Quilters” will delight in a group of pieces from Barbara Damashek’s wonderful portrayal of the lives of pioneer women who lived on the prairie. We will close the program by paying tribute to Iconic Women of Song. You will hear Edith Piaf’s “La Vie en Rose”, the Andrews Sisters’ “Java Jive” and Mahalia Jackson’s “God Put a Rainbow in the Sky”.
Link to the Program for the Event