Christmas Concerts to be held Friday & Saturday December 12th and 13th, 2014 University of Denver, Final Concerts Under Direction of the Incredible Darin Drown
The upcoming Christmas concerts at The University of Denver, Newman Center for the Performing Arts will be the 13th Annual Christmas performance hosted by Denver’s own Sound of the Rockies Chorus. Thousands have made these concerts a holiday tradition and choose to celebrate the sounds of the season with the award-winning chorus in one of Denver’s finest venues for live performances each year. The Denver-based 100+ member men’s chorus and select quartets will perform 3 concerts at the beautiful University of Denver, Newman Center June Swanner Gates Auditorium on Friday December 12th at 7:30pm and Saturday the 13th at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. Featured guest emcee will be Rick Crandall, host of the KEZW 1430AM radio morning show. The 4th place international barbershop, all a cappella chorus will be performing holiday favorites like: “Caroling, Caroling,“ “Little Drummer Boy,” and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” as well as several classics in the barbershop, jazz and traditional choral styles. The show will also feature internationally acclaimed quartets, Storm Front, 2010 International Champion; and McPhly, 2014 International Semi Finalist as well as a few special ensembles including a surprise local celebrity female soloist.
These concerts are certain to be special, as they mark the final performances under the direction of Darin Drown, who after 15 years directing the award-winning chorus is retiring. Drown is a highly respected choir teacher at Grandview High School in Aurora, CO and has poured his passion and incredible leadership ability into the chorus over the years. Under his direction, the Sound of the Rockies has achieved many accolades, including 13 consecutive regional championships in the Rocky Mountain District of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The chorus has also had similar success at international level competition with 7 bronze medals competing against choruses from around the world.
This concert weekend has become an annual favorite of local residents seeking a festive way to kick off the holiday season. Tickets are going fast, so visit the SEE US IN CONCERT page to find out more and to purchase your tickets now. The DU Newman Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2344 E. Iliff Avenue Denver, CO 80208.