Here are highlights from our latest season

October 12, 2018


Motets and Madrigals
from the Renaissance Era
Music for Five Voices (Mostly)

Unique in the Denver metropolitan region, Solis is a vocal ensemble consisting of five male voices focusing on music of the Renaissance and modern period. The singers bring a joy of music to their audiences and have brought both early music and popular tunes to young and old alike. Solis performs in churches, concert venues, and works in collaboration with other arts organizations. To learn more about Solis, click here.

Jonathan Raabe, countertenor
John Boggs, countertenor
Jim Gatch, tenor
Brian du Fresne, baritone and Music Director
Maxwell McKee, bass



Part I

Sicut Cervus – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

Lord to Thee I Make My Moan – Thomas Weelkes (1575-1623)

Music by Orazio Vecchi (1550-1605)
      Velociter exaudi me
      Assumpta est Maria
      Alleluia, laudem dicite
      Ave Virgo gratiosa
      Omnis virtus te decorat
      Domine, quando veneris 


Part II

Weep, O Mine Eyes – John Bennet (1575-1614)

J’aime la pierre precieuse – Claude le Jeune (1528-1600)

Music by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
      O Mirtillo 
      Lasciate mi morire 
      Zefiro torna (6th Book of Madrigals)

Click here to see texts for the program. 

October 28, 2018

A Family Connection

Happy Hour Concerts presents this special Sunday performance by Sinfonia Spirituosa, highlighting works by father Johann Sebastian and son Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, as well as CPE’s godfather Georg Philipp Telemann.



Ich will Leiden, BWV 87 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Kommt, eilet, BWV 74 – J. S. Bach

Flute Concerto in D Major, TWV 51:D2 – Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767)

Duet for Flute and Violin in G Major, H. 598 (Wq 140) – Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 – 1788)

Trio Sonata in F Major, Wq 163 – C. P. E. Bach

Sinfonia Spirituosa in D Major, TWV 44:1 – Telemann



Jubal Fulks—Greeley, CO
Naomi Rogers-Hefley—Davis, CA
Lindsey Strand-Polyak—Los Angeles, CA
Owen Rooney—Longmont, CO

Vijay Chalasani—Seattle, WA

Timothy Stanley—Sacramento, CA

Peter Schimpf—Lafayette, CO

David A. Wells—Stockton, CA

Cathie Apple—Sacramento, CA

Lorna Peters—Sacramento, CA

Voice (Tenor)
Derek Chester—Thornton, CO

November 9, 2018

Frank Nowell
Jubal Fulks


Among Equals

Harpsichordist Frank Nowell (Artistic Director, Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado) and violinist Jubal Fulks (Leader, Sinfonia Spirituosa Sacramento) join forces to present a concert of solo and duo works by JS Bach, Corelli, and Handel. This program explores the breadth of possibilities for each instrument as they exchange musical roles. Ranging from unaccompanied to accompaniment to primary voice, they work together to form a seamless and important combination of sound which exists in compositions from the baroque era to those of today.


Sonata in C-major, op. 5, no 3. – Arcangelo Corelli (1653 – 1713)

Partita no. 2 in D-minor, BWV 1004 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
      I. Allemanda
      II. Corrente
      III. Sarabanda
      IV. Giga

Sonata in C-minor for violin and obbligato harpsichord, BWV 1017  – J.S. Bach
      I. Siciliano
      II. Allegro
      III. Adagio
      IV. Allegro

Prelude and Fugue in D-major from The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 850 – J.S. Bach

Sonata in D-major, op. 1 no. 13, HWV 371 – George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759)

January 18, 2019

Ann Marie Morgan
Sandra Wong
Scott Saari



A Musical Journey Through Time

Viola da gamba and nyckelharpa are a match made in heaven, sharing and enhancing each other’s resonances to create a new “instrument.”  Sandra and Ann Marie will reach back into the origins of their instruments (15th century), making stops along the way in the Renaissance, Baroque, and Folk genres. New compositions from the 20th/21st centuries will also be featured. Works by Bach take on a whole new life in their care. Please come and enjoy this delightful exploration.



Two-part invention, BWV 782 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Recercada segonda (1553) – Diego Ortiz (1510-1570)

Aria Ach, wie hungert mein Gemüte from Cantata 180, Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele – J.S. Bach

Medley of traditional Norwegian tunes
   Finnskog Pols

Two songs
   The dark is my delight – 
   Smiths are good fellows – William Wigthorpe (1570 – 1610)

Couplets de folies (Panmure Manuscripts) – Marin Marais (1656-1728)

Jag Langtar – Traditional Swedish, arr. Sandra Wong

Sonata for solo violin No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 – J.S. Bach

Remembrance/A Time for Peace – Sandra Wong

February 8, 2019

Golden Viols



Songs and Dances

Golden Viols presents a celebration of the English Renaissance (and the Denver viol community).  The concert features 4-, 5-, and 6-part polyphony, as well as the premier of a new composition by Sean Brady – a set of six dances for four gambas. 

Featured artists: Sarah Biber, Stacey Brady, Karl Reque, Sandy Miller, Kari Epstein, and Hannah Robbins.



Pavan Passamezzo, in six parts – Peter Phillips  (1953- )

Selections from G Major Suite for Solo Cello (played on bass viol) – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Sonata Viola da Gamba Solo Senza Basso – Carl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787)

Songs and Dances – Sean Brady (1960- )

John, come Kisse me Nowe – William Byrd (1538-1623)
Arr. Sean Brady

Musick for Awhile (Z 583), from incidental music for Oedipus, included in Orpheus Britannicus, Book II – Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Galliard á 6 – William Brade (1560-1630)

Recercada, Primera – Diego Ortiz (1510-1570)

MARCH 8, 2019

Zachary Carrettín – photo courtesy of Boulder Bach Festival



Early music performance presents a unique challenge of preparing music that can be up to a half-millennium old, and playing it for twenty-first-century ears. Zachary Carrettín, Artistic Director of Boulder Bach Festival, has said this: “I’ve spent thirty years thinking about treatises, original instruments, and the score. Questions of source material, instrument set-up and playing technique, and looking at the score over time, are all wonderful ways to open this Pandora’s Box known as historically informed performance practice.”

We are proud to inaugurate our new An Evening with… experience by welcoming back this incredible artist to HHCC. The evening will feature a wonderful performance, in addition to a conversation with the artist. HHCC Board member Ron Roschke will curate the conversation. The concert will be extended to 75 minutes for this event. Plan on enjoying a remarkable evening of beautiful music and new insights into the intricacies of early music performance!



Passacaglia for Violin Solo (Mystery Sonata) – Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704)

Concerto in A Minor, 2nd movement, Andante – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
     Members of  the Boulder Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra joining Zachary:
          Magee Capsouto, baroque violin
          Brune Macary, baroque violin

          Renee Hemsing, baroque viola
          Joseph Howe, baroque cello

Chaconne, from Partita in D Minor for solo violin (played on period violin and bow)- J.S. Bach      

Click below to look at performances from our previous seasons