“Music takes its life, takes its soul, from the people who create it together.”

~Kelly Parmenter

 

Welcome to The Colorado Choir website! We invite you to explore and learn more about the choir, including our performance schedule, audition information, and tickets and CDs available for purchase.

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  • We Gather Together:<br>A Reunion Concert<br>March 5 at 7:30 p.m.<br>Click for details<br>and tickets
    We Gather Together:
    A Reunion Concert
    March 5 at 7:30 p.m.
    Click for details
    and tickets
  • Former members:<br>sing with us at our<br>March concert!<br>Click for details.
    Former members:
    sing with us at our
    March concert!
    Click for details.
  • 2015 Fall Barbecue
    2015 Fall Barbecue
  • 2015 Winter Concert
    2015 Winter Concert

The Colorado Choir, founded in 1976, is one of the most dynamic influences in the Colorado music scene. In its history, it has presented more than fifty performances with the Denver Symphony Orchestra. Today the choir specializes in performing significant compositions for a cappella choir. The choir performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra in Denver. The choir is often extended similar invitations and accepts them when possible. The choir has sung the National Anthem to open games for the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies. While principally an a cappella choir, the group does perform accompanied works as well as occasional major works with orchestra. It records every spring for CD reproduction.

The Colorado Choir is a nonprofit organization with a membership ranging from 60-85 selected singers. Its board of directors is elected from among the choir membership and carries on the business of the choir, as the organization has no paid staff. The singers are adults from all ages and voice classifications. Some members are music professionals, church and school choir directors, semi-professional singers and people that embrace singing quality choral literature.

In 2009, Kelly Parmenter was selected to be the group’s second musical conductor/artistic director. Kelly’s conducting talent and experience has set a positive direction for the group which to date has included a collaboration with The Denver Brass when the combined groups performed “Apparabit Repentina Dies” by Paul Hindemith.

Ms. Parmenter also serves as a choral and orchestral conductor at Arapahoe High School, Centennial, Colorado and brings extensive conducting experience to the Colorado Choir. Ms. Parmenter’s groups have performed at the Capital Building and Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Carnegie Hall in New York City and Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

Celebrating its 39th season, the Colorado Choir continues to evolve as an important part of the community by providing classical choral literature through its concert schedule and other public appearances.