Music – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:33:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 Seventh-day Adventist Church to host Neville Peter concert http://www.pagosasun.com/seventh-day-adventist-church-to-host-neville-peter-concert/ Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:00:34 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=192471 By Seventh-day
Adventist Church
Special to The PREVIEW
A free Christmas concert featuring Neville Peter will be held on at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Pagosa Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church, 40 Oren Rd., located at the corner of Oren Road and Majestic Drive in Piedra Estates (one block north off U.S. 160 on Piedra Road/County Road 600).
Peter was diagnosed with glaucoma at an early age and was completely blind by the age of 12. While in college, he was voted National College Jazz Vocalist of the Year by Downbeat Magazine. Peter gave his life and career completely to God in 1998 and has since penned more than 100 gospel songs.
He was raised in a Seventh-day Adventist Christian home, but strayed away from God in his youth. He is very grateful to God for demonstrating His love by pursuing him when he was in the world. He is now looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
His music was featured on the gospel project of the legendary Gladys Knight, and his music videos have been featured on BET’s Video Gospel Program. He has performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall, and appeared on many television programs, including 3ABN Presents, TBN’s “Praise the Lord” program, Bobby Jones Gospel Show and many others.
All of Peter’s musical projects (CDs and DVDs) will be available. Christmas social and refreshments will be served after the evening concert.

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Heralds of Christmas right around the corner http://www.pagosasun.com/heralds-of-christmas-right-around-the-corner/ Sun, 08 Dec 2019 12:00:34 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=192475 By Rick Artis
Special to The PREVIEW
The Heralds of Christmas concert series will once again be hosted by St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m.
The church is located at 225 S. Pagosa Blvd.
This year’s event promises to be better than ever. More than 15 musical numbers, featuring many of Pagosa’s favorite performers, will fill the hall. Festive seasonal favorites combined with a few less traditional arrangements promise to delight the audience.
In addition, Noel, a local caroling quartet, will entertain before the concert and the finale will be an audience favorite, “The Hallelujah Chorus” sing-along. Following the concert, everyone is invited to meet the performers during a reception in the Fellowship Hall. Light refreshments will be served.
Heralds of Christmas is presented by the Pagosa Springs Instrumental Music Society (PSIMS). PSIMS is dedicated to music education in Pagosa Springs, providing equipment, instrument repair, private lessons and more to several of the schools in town.
This year, the schools have a variety of needs. From providing pairs of drum sticks or a series of lessons to a set of chimes, and many items in between, there are many ways that you can help. At the concert, an ornament tree will highlight a particular need. Concert goers may select the ornament of their choice, make a donation in the amount indicated and take the ornament home as a reminder of the difference they are making in the life of a music student here in Pagosa. Donations for many of the larger items can be made as well.
Plan to join us next week at the Heralds of Christmas. Tickets are available now and can be purchased at the Choke Cherry Tree and Airport Self Storage on the west side of town, plus Bookends and the Chamber of Commerce in the downtown area. Prepurchase tickets are $10. Should any seats be available at the door, day of show tickets are $15. Plan on getting your tickets early as these performances usually sell out well ahead of time.

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Sunday Night Unplugged to feature Jason Rose and Denise Chaney http://www.pagosasun.com/sunday-night-unplugged-to-feature-jason-rose-and-denise-chaney-2/ Sat, 07 Dec 2019 12:00:33 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=192503 By Sally Neel
Special to The PREVIEW
This Sunday evening at 5 p.m., St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, located at 225 S. Pagosa Blvd., will offer its monthly Sunday Night Unplugged service. The service of music and meditation will feature the talents of Jason Rose, Denise Chaney and friends who will bring music certain to calm your minds and hearts and set our thoughts toward the mystery of Christmas.
Rose is the minister of music at Grace Bible Church in Pagosa Springs. He and singer Chaney have made numerous recordings of their music, mostly original compositions. They will be accompanied by Nicole Cotts on vocals, Jarret Chaney on bass and Samuel Hughes on cahone.
“This ensemble is always a joy to hear,” said the Rev. Douglas Neel, rector of St. Patrick’s. “Their music provides the perfect setting for the season of Advent, a time when we prepare to receive the greatest gift of all, Jesus Christ. I look forward to hearing them and being a part of this time of quiet meditation, prayer, and music.”
The public is invited to attend the service free of charge. Following the service, you are invited to the parish hall to watch the classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Bring snacks to share.

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Chorale Society Christmas concerts this weekend http://www.pagosasun.com/chorale-society-christmas-concerts-this-weekend/ Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:00:25 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=192484

Photo courtesy Richard Bolland
Dan Burch, music director at Pagosa Springs High School (PSHS), directs the 2018 Pagosa Springs Choral Society Christmas concerts. This year’s free concerts will be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings and at 4 p.m. on Sunday in the PSHS auditorium.

By Richard Bolland
Special to The PREVIEW
The Pagosa Springs Choral Society has completed its final dress rehearsals for this year’s edition of the annual Pagosa Springs Community Christmas Concert series. These concerts are free to the community on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m.
All are welcome to come to the auditorium at Pagosa Springs High School (PSHS) to enjoy these performances.
Singing under the direction of PSHS Music Director Dan Burch, the 60-70 voice choir will present Christmas favorites of both a sacred and seasonal nature. “Winter Wonderland of Snow,” “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen,” “Ding-a Ding-a Ding” and the traditional “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s “Messiah” will be among the featured selections offered.
A select jazz ensemble will also provide a light-hearted offering of “Childhood Christmas Favorites” and “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”
Venita Burch will provide accompaniment for the choir. There is no admission charge for the concerts, but donations will be received to support music scholarships for students at PSHS. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Pagosa Springs Girls Choir holiday concert tonight http://www.pagosasun.com/pagosa-springs-girls-choir-holiday-concert-tonight-2/ Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:12:26 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=192481

Photo courtesy Jeff Laydon
The Pagosa Springs Girls Choir will present its Christmas concert, “Christmas at the Movies,” tonight at 7 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church.

By Linda Parker
Special to The PREVIEW
Come join the Pagosa Springs Girls Choir tonight for a wonderful holiday treat as the Pagosa Springs Girls Choir present its holiday concert, “Christmas at the Movies.” The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church.
Presenting favorite music from Christmas movies, the Girls Choir will be joined by Beth Filiowich, featured soloist. Filiowich will delight the Pagosa community with traditional carols and will also sing with the Girls Choir. Also on hand will be the choir’s vocal coaches, Darcy DeGuise and Jeanette Hill.
The Girls Choir will be offering Rocky Mountain Chocolate bars for purchase to help fund its summer educational trip scheduled for August.
Please join us tonight and support these outstanding young musicians for “Christmas at the Movies” at the Community United Methodist Church beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but your donations will be gratefully accepted.

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The Americana Project http://www.pagosasun.com/the-americana-project-3/ Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:05:09 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=192477

Photo courtesy Bob Hemenger

The Americana Project students will be playing a free concert in the Pagosa Springs High School auditorium Thursday, Dec 12. The show starts at 7 p.m. and will feature all 30 students performing both cover and original songs.

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St. Patrick’s Christmas Tea set for Dec. 7 http://www.pagosasun.com/st-patricks-christmas-tea-set-for-dec-7/ Wed, 04 Dec 2019 12:00:06 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=192173

Photo courtesy Lynne McCrudden
St. Patrick’s Christmas Tea, set for Dec. 7, will include music, handmade items for sale, fellowship, tea and more. Tickets are on sale now.

By Lynne McCrudden
Special to The PREVIEW
Do you have your ticket for the St. Patrick’s Christmas Tea on Saturday, Dec. 7? If you call the church office at 731-5801, there may be a few left.
If you didn’t get a ticket, there is still a way to enjoy the afternoon. Attend the free musical concert, which will happen in the sanctuary from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. The musicians will be the Dickens’ Carolers led by Venita Burch and the NightSong Trio, composed of piano, flute and violin.
You will also be able to shop in the Olde Curiosity Shoppe for beautiful handmade items that would make wonderful Christmas stocking stuffers or thoughtful gifts for friends and family. Just to give you an idea of the variety of gifts available: there are tea cozies to cover tea pots, tea wallets to carry your favorite brand of tea, cellphone holders that will surely help you find the always-disappearing phone, lavender sashays, hand scrubs that soften winter hands, mug mats and lots of beautiful Christmas decorations. All items will be reasonably priced and all have been loving made by members of the church.
The St. Patrick’s Christmas Tea has been taking place for many years and was first started by a member of the church, Linda Warren, who has passed away. Her vision was to give the ladies of the community a few moments of respite and to visit with friends before the Christmas holidays take center stage. As the event has grown, the church women found that it was also a great way to make a little money to share with the nonprofits in our community. The proceeds from the sale of the craft items and the free-will offering basket at the musical concert will be donated to nonprofits in the community. We hope you’ll share some time with us on Saturday, Dec. 7.

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Heralds of Christmas coming in December http://www.pagosasun.com/heralds-of-christmas-coming-in-december/ Mon, 02 Dec 2019 12:00:46 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=192166 By Rick Artis
Special to The PREVIEW
One of Pagosa Springs’ favorite Christmas traditions is coming soon. The Heralds of Christmas concert series will once again be hosted by St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m.
A myriad of holiday and seasonal works will be performed by local musicians. Both instrumental and vocal soloists and ensembles will fill the church with festive music.
Noel, a caroling quartet, will entertain before the concert and the finale will be an audience favorite, “The Hallelujah Chorus” sing-along. Following the concert, the audience is invited to meet the performers during a reception in the Fellowship Hall. Light refreshments will be served.
Tickets are available now and can be purchased at Choke Cherry Tree and Airport Self Storage on the west side of town, plus Bookends and the Chamber of Commerce in the downtown area. Prepurchase tickets are $10. Should any tickets be available at the door, day of show tickets are $15. Plan on getting your tickets early as these performances generally sell out well ahead of time.
Heralds of Christmas is presented by the Pagosa Springs Instrumental Music Society (PSIMS). PSIMS is dedicated to music education in Pagosa Springs, providing equipment, instrument repair, private lessons and more to several of the schools in town. This year, the schools have a variety of needs. From providing pairs of drum sticks or a series of lessons to a set of chimes and many items in between, there are many ways that you can help. At the concert, an ornament tree will highlight a particular need. Concert goers may select the ornament of their choice, make a donation in the amount indicated and take the ornament home as a reminder of the difference they are making in the life of a music student here in Pagosa. Donations for some of the larger items can be made as well.
Plan to join us next month at the Heralds of Christmas.

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Choral Society to present ‘The Light of Christmas’ concert series http://www.pagosasun.com/choral-society-to-present-the-light-of-christmas-concert-series/ Fri, 29 Nov 2019 12:00:52 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=192170

Photo courtesy Richard Bolland
From September to December, weekly rehearsals are held in preparation for the Dec. 6, 7 and 8 free community Christmas concerts that serve as an annual highlight of Christmas in Pagosa Springs. Dan Burch, music director at Pagosa Springs High School, works with this year’s choir members to prepare for the concert series.

By Richard Bolland
Special to The PREVIEW
A free community Christmas concert series will be presented by the Pagosa Springs Choral Society on Dec. 6, 7 and 8 at the Pagosa Springs High School auditorium.
Once each year, a group of about 60-70 of your fellow Pagosans begin rehearsals in September to prepare for the annual Christmas concerts. This year’s presentation will feature both seasonal and sacred music to mark the holiday. Selections such as “Kay Thompson’s Jingle Bells,” “Love’s Pure Light, Silent Night” and “Child of Light” will give emphasis to the theme of the concerts, “The Light of Christmas.”
Pagosa Springs High School Music Director Dan Burch will direct the choir while Venita Burch will provide her expertise on the piano to accompany the choir. A select jazz ensemble will provide a light-hearted addition of two selections to the program.
While there is no admission charge for the concerts, each year a free-will offering is taken to provide music scholarships for students at Pagosa Springs High School who will be majoring in music in their college years.
The Dec. 6 and 7 concerts will begin at 7 p.m., while the Dec. 8 concert will be performed on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m.

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Holiday concert to benefit Pagosa Springs Girls Choir http://www.pagosasun.com/holiday-concert-to-benefit-pagosa-springs-girls-choir/ Fri, 29 Nov 2019 12:00:45 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=192180

Photo courtesy Jeff Laydon
The Pagosa Springs Girls Choir will present its annual holiday concert on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church.

By Linda Parker
Special to The PREVIEW
Thursday, Dec. 5, the Pagosa Springs Girls Choir (PSGC) will present its annual holiday concert, “Christmas at the Movies,” at the Community United Methodist Church.
The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Local musician Beth Filliowich will be on hand to serenade the audience with holiday favorites, putting all in a festive spirit of the season. Also on hand will be PSGC vocal coaches Darcy DeGuise and Jeanette Hill. The PSGC is always thrilled to have them on their concert.
PGSC concert admission is always free, but donations are gratefully accepted. All proceeds will go toward operating expenses and the educational trip in the summer of 2020.
“Last year’s trip was local, taking advantage of arts and culture in and around Pagosa Springs. The summer of 2020 will take the PSGC to Las Vegas, Nev. Opportunities for the girls at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas have been made available through Isabelle Emerson, professor emeritus of the university,” said Linda Parker, director. “We are excited to offer the girls these unique experiences to expand their knowledge and by studying with university teachers.”
The girls will also attend a performance of Cirque de Soleil while in Las Vegas. Not missing any chance at seeing something extraordinary, the trip has been mapped out to include a brief visit to the Grand Canyon on the way to Las Vegas and another stop in Zion National Park on the way home.
“I have seen our girls grow so much through our summer travel. Many have little or no opportunity to see and hear the many artistic and cultural events that are scheduled on our trips,” Parker said. “They are always so well behaved and they represent Pagosa Springs in a stellar way. It is a joy for me to travel with them.”
Concert goers can also do a little shopping at the concert as Rocky Mountain Chocolate bars will be available for purchase. They make great gifts and stocking stuffers; they can be frozen and also used in cooking, so you’ll want to stock up.
We hope that the Pagosa community will make this concert a “must see” on their holiday calendar this year and support these young musicians. Please come and experience how very special Christmas can be.

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