The Concert Series with a Big Heart

DeeDee Atwood Concert Series Program Manager datwood@gshep.org

DeeDee Atwood
Concert Series Program Manager
datwood@gshep.org

I am delighted to announce Good Shepherd’s 2019 - 2020 Music with a Mission Concert Series lineup! We are now in our fifth year of this ever growing platform for artists and music lovers alike – all while raising funds and awareness for area mission organizations.  As an extension of Good Shepherd's Outreach Program, each concert is free of charge and pairs a musical performance with a local mission organization.  During the intermission portion of the evening, the sponsoring mission makes a brief presentation about their work, and a “love offering” is collected, with all net proceeds going to the mission organization. To date we have raised over $36,000 for our mission partners. Our success depends mainly on our very generous donors (our Angel Sponsors) and our many concert attendees, so I invite you to join us in supporting this very important series. Please take a few moments to look through our season. I look forward to seeing you at our concerts.

2019-2020 Season

Colorado Caroling Company’s “White Christmas” show

Wednesday, december 11, 2019 @ 7 pm

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to benefit a christmas charity tbd

Just in time for the holidays, you won’t want to miss this talented quartet who will bring to life the music and magic suggested by the classic American film “White Christmas”. You’ll enjoy the great music of Irving Berlin and other contemporary holiday favorites as you reminisce and dream of a time, just like the ones we used to know. This great holiday event will warm your heart and fill you with Christmas spirit.


Hala Kahiki Band - Hawaiian and Tiki music

Friday, january 17, 2020 @ 7 pm

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To benefit st. francis center for the homeless

The “Hala Kahiki Band” (Pineapple Band) plays the music of the islands, and they will transport us in the middle of winter to a tropical paradise, with an evening of Hawaiin / Tiki music sure to lift your spirits. You’ll hear ukulele, steel guitar and slack key guitar with a program that will explore the vastness of Hawaiian music and its influence on other music.


Denver Brass5 - American Soundscape: From Broadway to Bourbon Street

Friday, february 21, 2020 @ 7 pm

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To benefit covenant cupboard food pantry

Mardi Gras and street-party traditions come alive in this musical tribute to the cities where bold brass shines brighter than the lights on Broadway! Join the Denver Brass5 as we celebrate the cultural fusions that make up our American Soundscape – from the birth of blues and gospel to the fusion of classics and jazz. The Denver Brass5 will parade you from the Big Apple to the French Quarter, where blues, Dixieland, ragtime and all manner of jazz fusion and American folk traditions rule to this day!


Grand Tango Piano / Cello Duo

Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 7 pm

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To benefit family tree - house of hope

Experience the inspiring piano/cello music of Carl Algermissen and Ethan Lazarus as they present a program ranging from the passion of nuevo tango to the lyricism of cinema scores. For 35 years, this duo has shared the unique beauty of their piano and cello sounds with local and national audiences. This concert will feature original arrangements from their newest album, "Street Tango" along with several debuts. You won't want to miss this evening of musical colors drawn from an abundant palette of classical and jazz paints.


Central City Opera’s ”Smooth Operator”

friday, april 17, 2020 @ 7 pm

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to benefit st. clare’s ministries

Some of the most memorable characters in opera and musical theatre are the smooth operators – the connivers and conspirators. Don Juan, Cleopatra, Delilah, Carmen, Sweeney Todd and others sing some of the most gorgeous arias and duets ever written, plus funny, jazzy, finger-snapping numbers that will leave the audience wanting more from these scandalous schemers. Featuring Central City Opera Touring Artists Amanda Raddatz, Sarah Barber, Steve Taylor, and Deborah Schmit-Lobis.


how you can get involved

The Music with a Mission Concert Series relies on many volunteers and Angel Sponsors to be successful.  We would love to have you join our efforts by volunteering your time, talents or financial contributions to our cause. Contact DeeDee Atwood if you are interested in helping.

Become an Angel Sponsor: 
There are many costs associated with the series including advertising to the community, performance licenses and paying the artists who perform. Consider becoming and Angel Sponsor to help us offset these costs.  There are several levels of donation ranging from $25 up to $500 or more.
Volunteer during the concerts:
We need many volunteers on the night of each concert including ushers, parking lot attendants, and people to make goodies for our receptions. 
Recommend an artist:
Do you know a performer or small ensemble that would be a perfect fit for our series?  We are looking for small to medium size acts who are very professional, and up and coming that may be willing to work for a reduced fee. 

thanks to our angel sponsors who help make this all possible

 

2019-2020 season at a glance

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
7 pm
Colorado Caroling Company’s “White Christmas” show

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Friday, January 17, 2020
7 pm
Hala Kahiki Band
Hawaiian / Tiki music
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Friday, February 21, 2020
7 pm
Denver Brass Quintet

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Friday, March 13, 2020
7 pm
Grand Tango
Piano / Cello Duo

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Friday, April 17, 2020
7 pm
Central City Opera
”Smooth Operator”


Thanks to our 2019-2020 Corporate Sponsors

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