Chase Away Winter Blues with Live Music
Striking up the Choir and Orchestra in Leadville
If you’re struggling with those snow-shoveling, roof-raking, here-comes-another-winter-storm blues, then what better way to chase them away than this some live, uplifting music? So here’s the line-up of some upcoming musical events sure to warm the heart and flame the embers of summer’s forgotten sunshine. And the first concert is this Thursday.
The Lake County High School Performing Arts and Lake County Civic Center Association are excited to announce their concert “A Choral Celebration: Voices Unite!” This concert will feature the Lake County High School Chamber and Symphonic Choir as well as the newly formed Old Church Singers.
The concert is scheduled for Thursday, March 7. The concert will be held at the Old Church and begins at 7 p.m. Doors to the theatre will open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited so plan to arrive early, stomp off all that fresh snow off and grab a good seat! Admission is a freewill donation.
The Lake County High School Chamber Performs During Holidays
Alpine Orchestra Concerts Plays The “Blues”
A bit later this month, the Alpine Orchestra brings the hills alive with the sound of its Spring 2019 concerts. The theme is: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue and will include such notables as: Blue Danube by Strauss New; Summer Dances by Balmages Borrowed; Arabesque No. 1 by Debussy Blue; Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin.
The dates are as follows
- Friday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Leadville at The Old Church located at 801 Harrison in downtown Leadville.
- Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Salida at The Steamplant located at Sacket and G Streets
- Sunday, March 31 at 3 p.m. in Buena Vista at the Clearview Community Church located at 457 Rodeo Rd.
The Alpine Orchestra conductor is Beth Steele. The pianist is Macky Campbell from Buena Vista, a valued and talented member of the orchestra. Visit their website or Alpine Orchestra Facebook page. Concerts are free but donations are accepted, greatly appreciated, and tax deductible.
A Light-Hearted Ending to Orchestra’s 2015 Performance
High School Choir: On the Road and In Town
The Lake County High School Chamber has some upcoming performances both in Leadville and on-the-road. Music lovers had a chance to hear the high school choir students sing at several shows during the Christmas season. Not only did the musical troupe showcase their talents at the annual school performance, but they also entertained the crowds around town at Chamber events and popping in and out of stores around town. The students seem to excel under the leadership of Scott Carroll, the Director of Choral and Theatre Activities and their professionalism shows with each note. The choir will be headed to Carnegie Hall this spring as part of a trip to New York City. Please support their efforts.
- NEW YORK CITY TOUR (CHAMBER CHOIR) – March 14-19, 2019 in New York City, New York
- INTO THE WOODS – April 26, 27, 28, 2019 in Leadville, Lake County High School Performing ArtsDepartment
- ROSE AWARDS CONCERT – May 8, 2019; 7 p.m. in Leadville.
- ELITCH GARDENS MUSIC FESTIVAL – May 16, 2019; All Day in Denver, CO.
- GRADUATION – May 25, 2019 at Lake County High School, Leadville.
From The Director of Choral and Theatre Activities, Scott Carroll:
The Lake County High School Performing Arts Department has grown immensely over the past five years with student participation and community engagement. Program participation varies from 80-120 students per season. The program has multiple components that services students would not be able to find these opportunities in the community of Leadville and Lake County. From a robust choral and theater program, students have the opportunity to learn skills such as work ethic, communication, presentation, community engagement, and commitment. Students have the opportunity to work with outside professionals who have made a career in the performing arts, and in turn, can explore the possibility of having a career themselves.
Some of these professionals have sung and/or worked backstage of the Metropolitan Opera, Broadway and major opera companies throughout the United States and Europe.
Over the past four years, the Performing Arts Department has produced reductions of Seussical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, Annie, and this season Into The Woods. These productions have been made possible from generous local sponsors, ticket sales, grants, and donations.
The Lake County High School Performing Arts Department strives to give its students and community the highest quality entertainment that Leadville and Lake County deserve. Sponsors of the 2018 -2019 Choral Program are the Legacy Foundation, Lions Club and Carol Glenn. Students continue to implement community engagement because we as a program value the support our community has given the program.