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Augustana Arts

Augustana Lutheran Church is pleased to partner with Augustana Arts offering host space for concerts, music lessons, workshops, and more. Augustana Arts is an independent 501 (c) (3) corporation, formed in 1997 as an outgrowth of the activities of the Augustana Lutheran Church concert series. The mission of Augustana Arts is complementary to the stated goals of the ministry of Augustana Lutheran Church.


Choral Elite Festival 2015

Nathan Payant, Sarah Harrison, Adam Cave, Chris Maunu, Directors

Friday, February 20, 7:30 p.m. at Augustana

The premier voices of three nearby high schools join together for an evening’s festival of song. Come and be mesmerized by the abundance of talent of the Bear Creek High School “Sounds of Bear Creek,” Cherry Creek High School “Meistersingers” and “Girls 21,” and Arvada West High School “Varsity Men’s Chorus.”

Special pricing: Tickets ($15/adult, $10/senior/student, $5/children 5–12 years) are available online at www.augustanaarts.org or by calling 303-388-4962.

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Exploration of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll and the French Romantic period in organ music

Documentary Film Screening of “The Genius of Cavaillé-Coll” and Organ Concert

Friday, February 27, 7:30 p.m. at Augustana
In collaboration with the American Guild of Organists, Denver Chapter and the Alliance Française, Augustana Arts presents an exploration of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll and the French Romantic period in organ music.

Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1811–1899) built five-hundred revolutionary organs in France in the Nineteenth Century that inspired composers such as Franck and Widor to write the most famous and popular organ music ever composed. The Genius of Cavaillé-Coll was filmed throughout France over nine months between 2011 and 2012. This magnificent movie sums up Cavaillé-Coll’s extraordinary life and career. Consequently, it received an award from the BBC Music Magazine as the best documentary for 2014.

The program includes a screening of the film, a conversation about the French culture of the time, and a live performance of music inspired by Cavaillé-Coll organs on Augustana’s four manual, 64 rank, Reuter organ. Among the performers are notable area organists, including Frank Perko of Plymouth Congregational Church and Cindy Lindeen-Martin of Augustana Lutheran Church.

Tickets ($24/adult, $15/senior/student, $8/children 5–12 years) are available online at www.augustanadenver.org or by calling 303-388-4962.

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