For 38 years Ars Nova Singers has been enrapturing adventurous listeners with music beyond words. Put yourself in the picture this season as we expand our horizons and grow in new directions, uncovering hidden treasures in music that only the human voice can reveal.
Our 2023–24 season features lyrical, soaring works for voices performed with professional polish, stylish versatility, and a joyous spirit.
“The programming of music for our singers and audiences is both the most formidable and rewarding part of my work. It’s a delicate balance: we need not just music that challenges us as musicians and as listeners, but music that nourishes, sustains, inspires, and yes, entertains.”—Tom Morgan
We hope you’ll join us and our spectacular guest artists for an incomparable musical odyssey, from farm to fruition, from the Renaissance to the avant-garde, from the cosmos to the depths of the heart.Tom Morgan Founder, Artistic Director and Conductor Kimberly Brody Executive Director
Earth Songs — Our Greatest Gala Yet
Ars Nova Singers kicks off its 38th season with a fun-filled musical extravaganza at Lone Hawk Farm, featuring emcee and auctioneer, Mrs. Eda Bagel, as well as a special appearance by the Boulder Bassoon Quartet.
The highlight of the evening is the world premiere of Bill Douglas’s composition, Earth Songs, where the choir’s voices entwine with the melodies of the bassoon quartet, promising to reignite your sense of wonder and joy.
SUN September 10, 2023
Lone Hawk Farm
Boulder Bassoon Quartet
Music can evoke such positive emotions — compassion, tenderness, strength, nobility, upliftedness, and joy.
Bill Douglas Composer, Pianist, BassoonistFrom left to right: Michael Christoph, Brian Jack, Thomas Kent Hurd and Ethan Turner
Ars Nova Singers spans continents with Apollo5
Witness the magic that unfolds when two exceptional vocal groups, Ars Nova Singers and acclaimed a cappella ensemble, Apollo5, unite in a musical dialogue that spans continents, eras, and genres.
Embark on a musical odyssey, where each note is a whisper from the heavens, leaving you spellbound and yearning for more.
TUE October 24, 2023 at 7:30 PM Central Presbyterian Church, Denver
The award-winning British vocal ensemble Apollo5 — which takes its name from the ancient Greek god of music – has become known for its rich, distinct sound proving how dynamic only five voices can be.
An inspired programme, superbly sung throughout.
Celebrate our Evergreen Holiday Tradition
Experience a joyous celebration of the winter solstice, where novelty and tradition intertwine. Discover vibrant new arrangements of beloved carols and embrace the season’s spirit as we come together for an unforgettable Colorado holiday tradition that merges the wonder of the season with the splendor of glorious music.
December 9 – 15, 2023
Longmont, Denver, Boulder
Charles C. Lee
Principal Cellist Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
A fresh, fascinating yule program that transports listeners around the world and centuries back in time.
THE DENVER POST
Explore Vocal Artistry in Rebirth
Join Ars Nova Singers as they present an unforgettable rendition of Thomas Tallis’s monumental Renaissance masterpiece, Spem in alium, and Joseph Rheinberger’s majestic Mass in E-flat.
This concert is a celebration of exceptional vocal artistry, historical significance, and profound musical exploration—a testament to the timeless beauty and innovative spirit that define Ars Nova Singers’ art.
February 9 & 11, 2024
Boulder & Denver
Experience the Flourishing of Szymko in Bloom
Ars Nova Singers is proud to welcome nationally acclaimed composer and conductor, Joan Szymko, (pronounced SHIM-ko) presenting a program of her own works.
Under Syzmko’s masterful guidance, Ars Nova Singers brings new melodies to bloom, reawakening a timeless love affair with the art of sound. Bloom
April 12–13, 2024
Boulder & Denver
My goal is to compose music that invites the audience in...
... texts that invoke divine grace, speak to a universal yearning for good and nurture a compassionate heart.
Fruition: Shared VisionsA Celebration of Colorado Artists
In 2023, ANS assembled a gallery of 24 works by eight visual artists and invited poets from across the state to use the artwork as inspiration. The poems were assembled into an anthology from which four Colorado composers wrote new music for chorus.
Shared Visions is a culmination of new works, celebrating Colorado visual, literary, and musical artists. The cycle is only complete with our audience — when YOU come share in the inspiration!
Fruition: Shared Visions
June 7 – 9, 2024
Longmont, Denver, Boulder
Shared Visions Composers
is the epitome of collaboration.COLORADO POET SHARED VISIONS 2016 Leigha Amick Raul Dominguez Tom Morgan Paul Fowler Chris DeKnikker Gather
Hyde Engineering + Consulting, Inc.
Brant Foote Senior Scientist Emeritus
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Professor Emerita, Department of Biology Colorado State University
Jan Osburn Private Studio Music
23/24 Board of Directors StaffJames Boyd Entrepreneur and Philosopher Doenecke Retired Pediatrician Educator Tom Morgan Founder and Artistic Director Elizabeth Swanson Associate Conductor Kimberly Brody Executive Director Andrea Weidemann Communications Coordinator
Key Art, Graphic Design, and Branding by Ligature Creative.