On December 2 and 4, 2016, SINGERS Chamber Choir will collaborate with 2nd Avenue Singers for a very special concert celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Episcopal Church of St. Peter and St. Mary at 126 W. 2nd Avenue in the Historic Baker Neighborhood of Denver. It will feature the works of composers with a Colorado connection including the music of David McKinley Williams who, before he moved to NYC, was the 12 year old organ prodigy at the church which was then known as St. Peter’s Church in Denver. He was organist and choir director there from 1900-1908. The concert is free, but tickets are required. Contact Jim Musselman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SINGERS is a choral ensemble that provides opportunities for singers to rehearse and perform fine choral music in an environment that educates, challenges and gratifies. SINGERS was founded in 1993 and is made up of performers throughout the Denver metro area. During this time they have performed concerts of masterworks such as Rachmaninov’s “Vespers” and Bach’s “B Minor Mass” as well as concerts that have included Poulenc’s motets, and concert of the varied and beautiful pieces of Scandinavian and Russian choral music.
Chamber Choir; Norm Te Slaa, Artistic Director
Norm Te Slaa taught and directed high school, church, college and community choirs since his singing experiences in his home high school in northwest Iowa. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Augustana College, Master’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Minnesota, and he has completed advanced choral conducting work at the University of Illinois, working with Harold Decker. Norm has studied also with Elaine Brown, Marcel Couraud, Lukas Foss, and William Warfield, and he has founded semi-professional ensembles in South Dakota (Schola Cantorum) and Minnesota (Prairie Arts Chorale). He started SINGERS in the Denver metro area in 1993. After a few years sabbatical, Norm found he missed rehearsing and leading fine choral musicians, and in February of 2013 he re-started SINGERS with the Chamber Choir.