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

ASTER's 20th Year Fundraiser

On March 10th, ASTER Women’s Chamber Choir was rehearsing a choral setting of Emily Dickinson’s famous poem “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” having no idea how meaningful those words would be to us in the coming days. While our April 18, 2020 concert has been postponed until next spring, an anonymous donor has come forward with a matching grant of $2,500 to help ASTER create a Christmas CD. During uncertain times surrounding the COVID19 pandemic, ASTER continues to move ahead working remotely with Colorado Sound Studios as we remaster selections from live recordings from the past. The final CD, Still, Still Night will feature music performed at concerts from 2002–2020.

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!

~Salute to Poetry has been postponed until 2021~

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.