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Boulder Bach Festival A Baroque Christmas:

December 17, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

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$30 – $65

TICKETS Fresh. Invigorated. Relevant. Powerful.
One of the most adored works of music celebrating Christmas is approached with a fresh spirit by a collective of soloists and a chamber choir of Colorado’s finest professional singers.

Boulder Bach Festival presents its CORE musical artists in a reimagined rendition of the Christmas portion from Handel’s Messiah. The performance begins with two Christmastime a cappella works performed by chamber choir, and continues with a delightful and imaginative violin concerto written by Antonio Vivaldi, played with ornamentation and embellishments by Zachary Carrettin. Keith Barnhart’s baroque guitar continuo playing adds rhythmic zest to the accompaniment.

BBF’s 16-piece professional choir is joined by baroque string orchestra with harpsichord and chamber organ. This is a rare opportunity to hear the work performed without conductor by an ultra-communicative ensemble. Vocal soloists include Mara Riley, Sarah Moyer, Claire McCahan, Daniel Hutchings, and Adam Ewing; the soloists perform in the chamber choir as well.

Two years ago, BBF presented Carrettin’s edition of this work with one-per-part instruments and voices, in an intimate “oratory” style. Retaining that approach overall, this time the riveting choruses will feature an expanded vocal ensemble, offering powerful verve and contrast to the arias.

Take a deeper dive into the music and join us for “Across Time and Across Cultures”

Experience the magic of the season with “Harmonies of the Holidays.” The enchanting vocal quartet from Boulder Bach Festival will serenade you with folk melodies and cherished holiday songs spanning diverse cultures, traditions, and eras. Soprano Alice del Simone, a bilingual musical virtuoso with a background as intriguing as her voice, will take you on an extraordinary journey. Get ready to indulge your senses in a musical holiday event like no other.

“Across Time and Across Cultures” is a series of four presentations that combine the art of performance and the interactive nature of a workshop, all centered around music. A co-presentation of the Boulder Bach Festival and the Dairy Arts Center.

Boulder Bach Festival’s 43rd Season, “BachXplorations” offers additional programs at The Dairy on February 10, and March 21.


December 17, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$30 – $65
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Gordon Gamm Theater
2590 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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