Denver Brass presents Once Upon a Christmas
When: Saturday, December 16, 2:00pm and 7:30pm & Sunday, December 17, 2:00pm
Where: Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E Iliff Ave, Denver, CO 80210
Guest Artists: Steven Taylor, Baritone & Aubrey Jacobs, Soprano
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“Once Upon a Christmas.” It’s a Denver Brass Christmas tradition. As one of Denver’s most treasured ensembles we're once again opening our Christmas story book to everyone who longs for that warm, fuzzy feeling that says all is right with the world and goodness reigns. More than ever before, given the troubling events throughout the world, people yearn for inner peace - free from fear and full of promise. The music and stories of the Christmas tradition answer the call – and just in time. Whether you come for the Christmas story or the Santa Claus story, we will deliver comforting and joyous Christmas classics that will touch the hearts of your entire family.
This year, the 14-piece Denver Brass will be joined by guest vocalists Steven Taylor and Aubrey Jacobs. “These two singers have become part of our family,” says Kathy Brantigan, President of the Denver Brass. “Their voices will melt your hearts and bring smiles to all.” Aubrey will sparkle on “I want the Star” and “Still, Still, Still” while Steve will bring tears to your eyes with, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and Leonard Coen’s famous, “Hallelujah.” Both Steve and Aubrey will join the Denver Brass for some fun in a medley called, “Christmas Favorites” and “Santa Baby.”
Not to be outdone, we will help you celebrate the season with Leroy Anderson’s “A Christmas Festival” and “O Holy Night.” This is a concert for the whole family and the kiddos will enjoy our special arrangement of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” Anthony DiLorenzo’s “Christmas Toons” featuring “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “Frosty the Snowman,” and everyone’s favorite, “Babes in Toyland.”
The Denver Brass has been performing Christmas concerts since in inception in 1981 and they have become one of the groups most anticipated concerts of the year. It is a season that brings people together and brings out the best in all of us and the Denver Brass feels strongly that their Christmas concert should belong to everyone. As Kathy puts it, “Christmas just makes you feel good, and we want to spread that feeling to as many people as possible.”
We strive to present shows that are always entertaining, flashy and heart-felt and this year’s, “Once Upon a Christmas,” is certainly a concert that should be part of every families’ tradition. More information can be found at denverbrass.org/events/once-upon-a-christmas and tickets can be purchased at www.newmantix.com/denverbrass or by calling 303-832-HORN (4676).