Upcoming Concerts & Events

We are excited to bring you the 2015-2016 Concert Season at Saint John's with a full schedule of world-class performances and musical services for the coming year. We hope to see you in our audience and congregation soon and often!

For information on our Music at Noon concerts, Evensong, or other special services with music, please visit our Music at Noon and Liturgical Music pages via the menu on the right.

TICKET SALES: Please note that many concerts are free with a freewill donation collected, but some are ticketed. The Cathedral sells tickets only for concerts produced by the Cathedral, such as our choir's own performances of Handel's Messiah each year. Other local ensembles use our space and sell their own tickets; the Cathedral does not sell tickets for these concerts. Please read the description of the concert you wish to attend below for ticket information.  

Chant: Mystery and Mysticism

In 1996 the men of St. Martin’s, together with organist Richard Robertson, made the premiere recording of Spanish composer Joaquin Nin-Culmell’s Symphonie des Mysterès, in the presence of the composer. A student of Dukas and de Falla, and inspired by Messiaen, Nin-Culmell (1908-2004) traces a dramatic arch in this work, charting the birth, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ, alternating Gregorian chant with powerful movements for organ. The same grouping teams up to reprise this work 20 years later on one of Denver’s finest pipe organs.

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Hailed as a charismatic rising star, pianist Sean Chen won over fans and critics at the 2013 Cliburn Competition, where he won third prize.  The first American to earn a Cliburn award since 1997, he was also named the 2013 Christel DeHaan Classical Fellow of the American Pianists Association.

He continues to earn accolades. In the 2014–15 season, Mr. Chen performed with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia; the Milwaukee, San Diego, and Hartford Symphony Orchestras; and will also travel the United States in recital and chamber concerts.


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The Colorado Bach Ensemble presents J.S. Bach's monumental work, St. John Passion, BWV 245.  Led by artistic director James Kim, the full cast includes soloists Derek Chester, evangelist; Clara Rottsolk, soprano; Abigail Nims, alto; Steven Soph, tenor; Paul Tipton, baritone, and the collaborative forces of chorus and orchestra.

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In this final chapter of the Beethoven sonata cycle, the artists perform Sonatas 3, 7, and 10.  Free will offering.
Founded in 1937, the internationally acclaimed Wartburg Choir is an ensemble of great tradition and distinction. The ensemble has received critical international acclaim for its versatility, performing some of the most challenging pieces ever written for choral ensembles. The choir has performed in such venues as the White House, Kennedy Center, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.; Avery Fisher Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York City; Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis; Chicago Symphony Center, and in 15 European countries. The choir frequently premieres original works by composers around the globe, including Ola Gjeilo, Stacey V. Gibbs, and René Clausen.  The program includes works by J.S. Bach, Ericks Ešenvalds, Maurice Duruflé, and F. Melius Christiansen.

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A native of Arvada and scholarship student at the prestigious Curtis Institute, Mr. Dunnewald’s program includes Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur, Reger’s Phantasie über den Choral 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme’, Op. 52, No. 2 and Dupré’s Variations sur un Noël, Op. 20.  Free will offering.
The Colorado Chamber Players’ yearlong study of Shostakovich’s chamber music continues with Quartets no. 4, 7, and 11, which roughly correspond to the composer’s early, middle and late periods in his quartets. Quartet no. 4 is based on Jewish dance music, and was too controversial to be published during Stalin’s reign of terror. Quartet no. 7, the shortest of all the quartets, captures the composer’s love for his first wife Nina. Quartet no. 11 is dedicated in memoriam to Vasili Shirinsky, 2nd violinist of the Beethoven Quartet and the composer’s close friend; no. 11 is made up of seven miniature movements, played without pause.

String Quartet no. 4 in D Major, op. 83 (1949)
String Quartet no. 7 in F# minor, op. 108 (1960)
String Quartet no. 11 in F minor, op. 122 (1966)

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Concert Request

If you are a performer and interested in the concert series, we encourage you to apply for a future season.  Applications are closed for the 2016-17 season.  Requests to perform in the 2017-18 season will be considered with a deadline of February 1, 2017.

Concert Request Form 2017-18.pdf

Featured Concerts


Sean Chen, piano

7:30pm Friday, February 26, 2016
Hailed as a charismatic rising star, pianist Sean Chen won over fans and critics at the 2013 Cliburn Competition, where he won third prize.  The program includes works by Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, and Rachmaninoff.  Tickets

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