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. 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.

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.