The Rocky Mountain Ringers will join One World Singers for the event
By, Nick Frazer
One World Singers Marketing Chairman
Bells will be ringing in harmony with the voices of One World Singers on Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, as Park Hill’s community chorus hosts the renowned Rocky Mountain Ringers in three performances at the historic St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2201 Dexter Street.
“Turn The World Around” is the theme of the May shows, with music from many cultures and countries performed jointly and individually by the chorus and the Ringers.
One World Chorus director Dr. Keith Arnold has worked with the Rocky Mountain Ringers before, and says, “The chance to expose our audience to the stunning music of the Rocky Mountain Ringers is what excites me most about this collaboration”.
Claire Holtgrewe of the Rocky Mountain Ringers notes that the group’s previous work with Dr. Arnold, “allowed us to entertain and educate new audiences and, most importantly, provided the chance for everyone to push themselves into new creative areas”. Holtgrewe adds, “When there is a focus of combining musical art forms, philosophies, and education, everyone gains.”
Advance ticket information for the May concerts may be found at oneworldsingers.org, or by calling 303-355-7472 or 303-250-7202. Tickets will also be available at the door. There will be 7 p.m. shows on Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee performance. Adult tickets are $15, senior and student tickets are $12 and under-12 tickets are $6. A free dance featuring the Rhinelander Band and an optional $6 meal follow the Saturday evening concert.
One World Singers changed its name in 2010 and moved to the St. Thomas church in 2011 after a long history as The Denver Turnverein Chorus. The chorus, currently featuring 51 members, presents two major concerts yearly, in May and December. In December of 2011, the first chorus performance at the Park Hill church, “Las Posadas, A Christmas Journey” featured Stop Time Recorder Consort as special guests. The Langston Hughes poem, “I Dream A World” inspired the May, 2012 concert, and last December’s “Festival of Carols” featured a rousing collaboration with the Colorado Korean Chorus. The mission of One World Singers is to seek to promote understanding of our common humanity. The chorus welcomes everyone who wishes to sing. No formal singing experience is necessary; auditions are for section placement only.
For more information, visit oneworldsingers.org.