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Steamboat Chamber Singers, guest artists to redefine classical music ideas

Steamboat Chamber Singers will present “In Classic Style” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, and 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
Matt Stensland

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 2:42 p.m. Monday, May 20.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — After celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish-themed performance, the Yampa Valley Choral Society’s director Christel Houston’s thought it was time to switch gears.

The choral group began thinking about types of music loved around Steamboat Springs, and they landed on one in particular — classical.

“Classical music is well loved in Steamboat,” Houston said, “and the (Steamboat) Chamber Singers have a great classical sound.”

With that in mind, the group decided to develop a concert focusing on the different sides of classical music. Houston also called in some favors and was able to bring in guest artists to add their voices and talents to the Chamber Singers.

All of those notes formed together to create the music concert “In Classic Style,” presented by the Steamboat Chamber Singers with special guests Kathleen Allen, Arianna Tullis, the Steamboat Piano Trio and the Chamber String Quartet.

Each guest brings something a little different to the performance. Allen will sing a soprano solo in Mozart’s “Aria.” Tullis, a flautist, will play pieces from the 1875 French opera “Carmen.” The Steamboat Piano Trio will perform music from the movie “Schindler’s List” and a fun tango, and the Chamber String Quartet will also play a few pieces.

Smith hopes all of the different performances show how classical is anything but boring.

If you go

What: Steamboat Chamber Singers present “In Classic Style”
When: 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, and 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18
Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 846 Oak St.
Cost: $20
Tickets: All That, 811 Lincoln Ave., or yampavalleychoralsociety.com

“I hope people walk away from this concert with a fresh idea of what ‘classical’ means,” Houston said. “There is nothing slow and boring here.”

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, with a second performance at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Steamboat Springs. Tickets are $20 and available at All That and yampavalleychoralsociety.com.

To reach Mackenzie Hicks, call 970-871-4208, email mhicks@SteamboatPilot.com or follow her on Twitter @mackenzieshawna.


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