Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities

ASTER Women's Chamber Choir
artistic director: Dr. Christina Lynn-Craig

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.”

Upcoming Events

“Hope is the Thing with Feathers—A Salute to Poetry” ASTER Women’s Chamber Choir

A program presented by the Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities

November 6 | 2 p.m.

Broomfield Auditorium: 3 Community Park Rd.

Admission: $15 Adults, $10 Students and Seniors (or pay what you can pay)

Purchase tickets: At the door, from choir members, through

Ages: Appropriate for ages 12 and older

The text of one of the songs in the concert program has taken on deeper meaning during the time we have been apart. Emily Dickinson reminds us that hope and singing is present in every season of life and in times of joy and in times of sorrow.

“Hope” is the thing with feathers -

That perches in the soul -

And sings the tune without the words -

And never stops - at all -

And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -

And sore must be the storm -

That could abash the little Bird

That kept so many warm -

I’ve heard it in the chillest land -

And on the strangest Sea -

Yet - never - in Extremity,

It asked a crumb - of me.

Our concert includes musical settings of works by familiar poets including Emily Dickinson and E. E. Cummings, along with poems which were written by Jane, Cassandra and Mrs. George Austen when they were playing a parlour game which was popular during their lifetime. At the present time, ASTER does not know the in-person requirements that may be in place at the Broomfield Auditorium in November. Please know that your health and safety come first AND that we will find a way to share our music in the best way possible. 

Will you donate to celebrate ASTER's 20th year and support this meaningful project? Your gift not only helps preserve ASTER but will be doubled by the matching grant! Join us by giving $20 to celebrate our 20 years. Those who are able to donate $100 or more will receive a free CD of Still, Still Night. Checks with “ASTER CD” written in the memo line can be mailed to: Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities, P.O. Box 681, Broomfield, CO 80038-0681. To contribute to ASTER through Paypal, click on the Donate button at the top right of this page. On Paypal's donation submission page (final screen), add ASTER's name in the note section. If you would like a tax deduction letter, submit the name and address to which the letter should be sent. We thank you in advance for your generosity!

You can support a specific BCAH program, like ASTER, by sending a check to BCAH and note the program name on the memo line. To make an online donation, click the “Donate” button, and specify the program to which you are donating.