Concert of Carols

Event Details

Concert of Carols serves several purposes: 1.) present holiday concerts given by a group of professional musicians for the community, 2.)provide a source of revenue to fund scholarships for the Mt. Blanca Summer Music Conservatory, 3.) allow conservatory students the opportunity to perform in a concert setting alongside professional musicians, and 4.) bring talented young artists who are just beginning their careers to the San Luis Valley.
On the program will be pieces for men’s and women’s quartet; a vocal octet; a Nigerian Christmas song; the beautiful Piazolla “Ave Maria” with voice, violin, flute and ballet; a couple of numbers by eight of the 2017 Mt. Blanca Summer Music Conservatory students; and the traditional audience sing-a-long as well as other standard holiday numbers.  Also on the program will be the American Premier of Australian Felicity Wilcox’s “Snow II – Falling” with violin, violoncello and piano.
Participants in the concert:
7th year:  Randy D. Macy, pianist, Fort Garland.  25+ years college music faculty, 20 years as a professional church musician in Denver/Metro area, five years as collaborative pianist at Adams State University.
6th year:  Dr. Sarah Off, violinist, Phoenix.  Artistic Director of Mt. Blanca Summer Music Conservatory, member of Tandem Duo, community college professor, private violin studio in Phoenix.
5th year:  Nicole KandeLind, vocalist, Denver.  Candelight Dinner Theatre in Fort Collins, Opera Colorado chorus, First Mennonite Church (Denver) choir director, violist for Denver-based string quartet.
3rd year:  Corliss Taylor Dunn, vocalist, Fort Garland.  Broadway veteran (Bubbling Brown Sugar and Raisin), toured U.S., Mexico and Canada with the Doc Severnsen Orchestra.  Toured Europe in Raisin and Porgy and Bess.
3rd year:  Annelore Tujillo, ballet, Trinidad.  Featured dancer with the New York City Dance Alliance and the Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre, private dance studio in Trinidad.
2nd year:  Kevin Gwinn, vocalist, Denver:  Choral director at Denver Waldorf School, 2016 Young Voices of Mississippi Competition winner, 2015 and 2016 finalist in the Denver Lyric Opera Guild’s Competition for Young Singers.
1st year:  Dr. Tracy Doyle, flutist, Alamosa.  Professor of music at Adams State University, 2016  National Flute Association Convention Performers Competition winner, performed with numerous symphony orchestras.
1st year:  Dr. Jim Doyle, percussionist, Alamosa.  Associate Professor of music at Adams State University, has toured Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe. His performances have appeared on PBS, CNN, NBC, ABC, and CBS as well as numerous NPR broadcasts.
1st year:  David Schneider, vocalist, Alamosa.  Director of San Luis Valley Community Chorus.
1st year:  Dean Swift, cellist, Mesa, AZ, former Alamosa resident.
The concert will be at 1pm.  This will be the 6th Concert of Carols in Crestone.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students, and will be available at the door.

Date(s) - December 22
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Cost (if any)
$15 for adults, $10 seniors & students

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