Broomfield Council on the Arts and Humanities Presents ASTER Women’s Chamber Choir’s “Sacagawea and her Sisters: Honoring Women’s Journeys”

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.

Prairie Winds Painting

Prairie Winds

The “Prairie Winds” painting by Vickie Leigh will also be available for purchase to support ASTER.

Martha Yordy

Martha Yordy

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.

Fall 2022 Concert – Sacagawea and her Sisters: Honoring Women and Their Journeys

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.

Broomfield Council on the Arts and Humanities
presents
ASTER Women’s Chamber Choir
Twentieth Anniversary Concert

One performance only!

Saturday April 2, 2022, 2:00 P.M. Mountain Time
Broomfield Auditorium
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.

Early Aster With Alex
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.
Aster Scarves


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

A Field of White: Celebrating the Joys of Winter and Christmas

The Broomfield Council on Arts and Humanities presents ASTER Women’s Chamber Choir and the Broomfield Children’s Chorus.

Friday Dec. 10 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday Dec. 11 at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $10 adults, $5 seniors and students. Reserve your tickets by emailing: info@broomfieldchildrenschorus.org or tinaregina@aol.com. Seating will be limited.

Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, 1700 W. 10th Ave., Broomfield, CO 80020

The Saturday concert was livestreamed on Holy Comforter’s Zoom channel.

You can view the program in PDF format by clicking here.

 

Christmas in Scandinavia

Christmas in Scandinavia

ASTER celebrates the season with selections from their recently released Christmas CD “A Field of White.”

 

ASTER will sing some of our favorite Scandinavian carols, a 14th century chant, the famous “Evening Prayer” from Hansel and Gretel, along with pieces which celebrate home and the beauty of snow.

 

If you wish to take home a CD, the suggested donation is $10.

 


AND, what could make the season brighter? The beautiful voices of the Broomfield Children’s Chorus!

 

The young singers in the Broomfield Children’s Chorus are excited to bring you the sounds of the season! From the gentle, melodic lines of “Still, Still, Still,” and familiar “Manger Carols” to waiting for “Seven Feet of Snow” so there will be a snow day or a “Winter Blast” of cold weather, we promise to get you in the holiday spirit with our program of seasonal delights.