Our next concert will be
November 13, 2022
Broadmoor Community Church
315 Lake Ave.
After observing the Northern Lights from his window in Oslo, Norway, composer Ola Gjeilo wrote, “I was thinking about how beauty is so profoundly reflected in the Northern Lights. It is one of the most beautiful natural phenomena I’ve ever witnessed, and has such a powerful, electric quality, which must have been both mesmerizing and terrifying to people in the past, when no one knew what it was and when much superstition was attached to these experiences.”
Gjeilo’s thoughts are the inspiration for Abendmusik’s 2022 Fall concert. The repertoire for the concert has been chosen to reflect the feelings and emotions experienced by those who fall under the spell of the Aurora Borealis . . . romance, spirituality, strength, and inspiration.
The composers and arrangers represented in the concert have all lived in locales above the 50th parallel where the Northern Lights are at times visible. The eclectic repertoire will feature music ranging from the classics of Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius to contemporary works by the likes of Ola Gjeilo, Jaako Mäntyjärvi, Bill Whelan and Karl Jenkins.
For an afternoon of Celtic lilt and Nord Lichter inspiration, join us on November 13, 3:00 P.M at the Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado. The concert is free and open to the public.
Abendmusik is an auditioned community choir that has been in existence since 1974. The choir is comprised of accomplished singers and musicians from all walks of life, and includes singers ranging in age from 20’s to 80's. Abendmusik has been a featured performer for the Colorado Music Educators Association (CMEA) on multiple occasions, has toured with the United States Air Force Academy Band, and has made guest appearances with orchestras throughout the state.
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