Okay, we admit it. The current COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions throughout our communities have thrown us for a bit of a loop. As we continue to look at how this new reality is affecting our lives, our economy, and our arts, we have – like most of you, we’re sure – been a bit lost about what to do to make things better.
But what we haven’t been lost about is continuing to make music together. Yes, since this whole thing started here in Denver, Gaudete has continued to meet weekly to rehearse, enjoy music together, and keep our choir members connected and cared for – all virtually, through Zoom. Alto and board member Joyce Witte shows you how, here:
Virtual rehearsing has its challenges, certainly. We can’t actually listen to each other because of computer lag. But we can all turn off our microphones and sing along to the piano, adeptly played by Kris, our accompanist, who, along with director David, is committed to helping us keep singing.
Because we can do this, we are looking forward to being able to bring you some virtually created inspiration soon! We’re working on that project now. If you’d like to help us keep up that good work, please consider donating to us at paypal.me/GaudeteSingersDenver or by clicking our “make a donation” button at the bottom of this page.
We will continue to bring uplifting music now and into the future. And when we gather again to sing for you in person, we will all rejoice!
Be safe. Be healthy.
We are so excited to share our inaugural offering with you! We just wanted to post a reminder…
It’s hard to believe it’s already November! With Halloween behind us, the chilly days and deepening dark of winter are on their way, and the quick slide into the holiday season has begun. What better time to kindle a fire of sacred music that evokes faith and community with one another?
To that end, Gaudete is preparing for our very first offering, which will take place on November 18, 2018 at 7 pm at the Althea Center in Denver. The performance, conducted by our music director, David Bell, will set the precedent for Gaudete’s ongoing, monthly offerings of music through sacred chant, hymns, and anthems–including a mass movement by Schubert, a Russian Orthodox meditation on communion, and a haunting piece about faith set to writing found on a concentration camp wall. There will also be a few instrumental pieces played by our wonderful pianist, Kris Wittry. Free will donations to support the choir are appreciated.
All this comes together to bring you approximately 40 minutes of beauty and meaning. You don’t need to be religious–just come by and share in this performance to close your weekend and prepare for the holiday season, refreshing your mind, body, and spirit through a community experience of uplifting, thoughtful, stimulating, and meditative music.
Kindle a Fire of Sacred Music with Gaudete. We’d love to help you start your winter holiday season off right!