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.”
War and Peace
April 14 | 2 p.m.
Broomfield Auditorium: 3 Community Park Rd.
The theme of ASTER Women's Chamber Choir's Spring Concert is a timeless one, which has inspired great poetry and music throughout time. Two local composers, Sara Flores and Alex Craig, will have pieces premiered. The piece by Flores, “Untapped Peace,” features original words and music and seeks to answer a child's questions about war. The Craig cycle, “War Songs Revisited,” is a set of pieces setting poems by the following: 12th century Chinese poet, Kao Ch'I; American poets, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Amy Lowell; and English poets, Rudyard Kipling and Alfred Lord Tennyson. Contemporary choral composers, Ruth Morris Gray and Kim André Armesen, have set “How Like a Winter” from Shakespeare's “Sonnet 97” and by “Even When He is Silent,” which is a text that was found written on a wall of a concentration camp after World War II. These poignant pieces will surely touch the heart of those in the audience.
ASTER is delighted to welcome Anna Wheeler Gentry as Assistant Conductor. In addition, musical guests Anna Lynn-Palevsky and Declan Siefkas will perform an instrumental interlude composed by Artistic Director Christina Lynn-Craig's father. This “Idyl for Violin and Piano” provides a transition from the “War and Peace” sections of the program. Another special offering is the “Iraqi Peace Song,” which will be sung in a mixture of Arabic and English accompanied by Broomfield resident, Kusala Anupindi, on cello and ASTER alum, Allison Zema, on drum. Solos and readings will add variety to the program.
The concert will conclude with a performance of Franz Schubert's sublime setting of “The Twenty-third Psalm,” and Gwyneth Walker's exuberant setting of E. E. Cummings poem, “I Thank You God for Most this Amazing Day.”
Because of the challenging nature of this music and the seriousness of the topics, this concert is recommended for ages 12 and older. Advance tickets available for purchase from choir members and through http://www.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Please visit http://www.asterchoir.org for more information about upcoming events.
The year of 2016 was the premiere of BCAH’s Broomfield Community Players (BCP), a theatrical group for those 16 years and older. Community input indicated a desire for an adult theatrical group. BCP has produced The Importance of Being Earnest and Plaza Suite.
The Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities presents the Broomfield Community Players’ production of Deathtrap by Ira Levin. The show is a comedic thriller full of laughter, plot twists, and sudden shocks. It is set in 1978 in Westport, Connecticut, where struggling playwright, Sidney Bruhl, and his wife, Myra, as they face money problems resulting from Sydney’s recent theatrical flops. Sydney receives a manuscript from an aspiring playwright who had once been his student. When he realizes the show is a potential hit, he begins plotting ways to be involved with the play. Tickets are $20 for general admission and available for purchase at http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com.
Join BCP at Wonderland Brewing for its Improv events every 1st Wednesday of the month! Participate, dramatize, socialize, and have fun! Check for dates on BCP's Facebook page for Improv events and productions in 2018. If you like "improv" (unscripted theater where you make up scenes on the spot), BCP invites you to its "Open Play Improv Nights" every first Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Wonderland Brewing Co. in Broomfield. Anyone aged 18 and over can participate. All levels of experience are welcome. To learn more about BCP, visit http://www.Facebook.com/BroomfieldCommunityPlayers.
The Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities supports, fosters, and, in some cases, presents diverse programming to enrich the community of Broomfield. This page is dedicated to those programs which BCAH presents or of which BCAH is proud to be a partner.
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ANNUAL BROOMFIELD DAYS POSTER CONTEST
May 19, 2018 | 7 p.m 105 minutes
Broomfield Auditorium: 3 Community Park Road
Suggested donation: $10
Ages 16 and up
Broomfield Film Project (BFP) is proud to present its first event, Colorado Shorts, a series of short films from the 2017 Denver Film Festival. This entertaining combination of genres - comedy, drama, documentary and animation – showcases the work of local filmmakers and actors.
BFP, a new program of Broomfield Council on the Arts and Humanities, is coordinated by Heather Doran, who began her film career creating props for the Disney movie 10 Things I Hate About You before becoming a Location Scout and Manager on films including Life or Something Like It starring Angelina Jolie and Solaris starring George Clooney. Most recently she was a Location Scout on Amateur, a basketball story filmed here in Colorado and released in April on Netflix. Heather is excited to bring film viewing events to the Broomfield community and to offer unique opportunities for residents and non-residents alike to learn about filmmakers and the film-making process.