Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities

ASTER Women's Chamber Choir
Dr. Christina Lynn-Craig
http://www.asterchoir.org

ASTER Women's Chamber Choir is a  small (18-20 voice) women's ensemble in Broomfield, which frequently performs at the Broomfield Auditorium and in other local locations. ASTER is an open and affirming organization. We welcome women of all ages, ethnicities, religious and sexual orientations. We have kept our members' dues to a minimum so that women of all economic backgrounds will be able to join. Also, we have provided financial assistance to women who cannot afford to purchase our concert attire and provided stipends to women who needed assistance to pay for childcare while they are attended rehearsals. The meaning of the name "ASTER" comes from The Meaning of Flowers in which Gretchen Scoble wrote: “Asters speak of the tiny beginnings from which all great things proceed.”


ASTER Women’s Chamber Choir Presents Divine Daughters II
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2 P.M.
Broomfield Auditorium: 3 Community Park Road
Admission:  $15 Adults, $10 Students and Seniors
Tickets available at the door, from choir members and

online at https://asterdivinedaughters.brownpapertickets.com

ASTER is excited to be performing the first Mass we have ever sung. Though we have presented many sacred concerts, we have not done a setting of the Latin Mass. Canadian composer Imnant Raminsh's Missa Brevis in C Minor will feature soloists, Megan Townsend and Callie O’Bryan, our wonderful pianist Jeanine Cully Marsh, and guest violinist Benjamin Ehrmantraut. To add a bit of humor Sarah Brennan-Green will sing Aaron Copland’s “Why Do They Shut Me Out of Heaven” and Assistant Conductor Clare Malinowski will offer Samuel Barber’s “The Heavenly Banquet." Audience members will enjoy Brazilian Alleluia, Kathy Payne’s jazzy alto voice in Duke Ellington’s Come Sunday, and Carolyn Crouse’s soulful singing in His Eye is on the Sparrow among other solo and choral pieces. We will conclude the concert with How Can I Keep from Singing, one of the choir’s favorite pieces. Refresh your spirit with this beautiful music.  Please help us spread the word and bring a friend! 

ASTER Collaborates!
Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Grusin Music Hall – Imig College of Music, 18th and Euclid, Boulder, CO
Admission:  Free
ASTER joins with the University of Colorado Women’s Chorus in an additional performance of Imnant Raminsh’s Missa Brevis with Emilie Bertram conductor.  The combined choirs will number about forty and will be accompanied by a small orchestra. Emilie was ASTER’s assistant conductor in our Spring 2019 concert and we are delighted to have been invited to perform on this concert. The program will also include performances by the CU Men’s Chorus and the Collegiate Chorale.