The Concert Series with a Big Heart

 DeeDee Atwood Concert Series Coordinator

DeeDee Atwood
Concert Series Coordinator

I am delighted to announce Good Shepherd’s 2017-2018 Music with a Mission Concert Series lineup! We are now in our third 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 will makes a brief presentation about their work, and a “love offering” will be collected, with all proceeds going to the mission organization. To date so far we have given over $20,000 to area mission organizations. 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, and receiving your input and suggestions.

2017-2018 Season



An Evening of Chopin & Liszt

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 7 pm

To benefit the Jamaica Medical / Dental Mission

Join Dr. Stephen Fiess for an evening of piano music of two great Classical composers  – Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt  – both of whom wrote music that is beloved the world over. Dr. Fiess is well known in the Denver area as a performer, composer, lecturer, and teacher, and will perform several popular Chopin piano works, including the Fantasy-impromptu, the “Minute” Waltz, the “Harp” Etude, and the Grande Polonaise Brilllante.  He will also perform some of Liszt’s best-known piano works, including Liebestraum and Hungarian Rhapsody #2.


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Friday, December 1, 2017 @ 7 pm

To benefit  Family Tree - House of Hope

This seasonal concert features beautiful music and readings which will prepare you for the joyful birth of the Christ Child. Advent Lessons & Carols was originally celebrated at King’s College in England many years ago and is still part of many Anglican holiday traditions. The evening will begin with a candlelight procession and will feature the Good Shepherd Choir, liturgists, vocal soloists, bell choir, men’s choir, and instrumentalists with music that will range from chant and traditional anthems, to gospel music and familiar congregational hymns.


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Friday, January 19, 2018
7 pm

To benefit Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry

Based in Colorado Springs, Forté is a nationally recognized, advanced handbell quartet marked by artistry, energy, and dedication to their craft. Formed in 2007, Forté has emerged as a unique performance and educational quartet, quickly developing an elite reputation within the handbell world. They perform a wide variety of styles, including but not limited to Celtic, techno, pop-country, classical, contemporary Christian, and new age, adding original compositions and arrangements to their already-challenging repertoire. They are exciting and entertaining to watch, and you won't believe what four people can do with so many bells.




Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 7 pm

To benefit Heifer international

The Hummin’Birds draw their inspiration from early masters in American music styles, including Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers, the Louvin Brothers, Bob Wills, Doc Watson, Cindy Walker, Les Paul & Mary Ford… and the list goes on! They deliver an easygoing performance, mixing old time Appalachian tunes with country, bluegrass, gospel, swing and original songs. Their clean vocal harmonies and playful instrumentation have delighted audiences over many years. Cami and Mike will be joined by their daughter Claire on the fiddle for this enjoyable evening.




Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 7 pm

To benefit NAMI (national alliance on mental illness)

Over the years, Juice O'The Barley has established itself as one of the most sought after purveyors of Irish pub music in Colorado. Taking its name from a well-known--and much consumed--Irish beverage, THE JUICE performs contemporary versions of pub classics, as well as music from the current Irish folk and pop scene. They can be found playing at local pubs and at major Irish and Celtic festivals throughout Colorado. The Juice is not your mother's typical Irish folk group. They play their music in a style that can only be described as "Irish music with an attitude."


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

2017-2018 season at a glance

Friday, October 20, 2017
7 pm
Dr. Stephen Fiess, Pianist


Friday, December 1, 2017
7 pm
Advent Lessons & Carols
Featuring The Good Shepherd Choir


Friday, January 19, 2018
7 pm
Forte Handbell Quartet


Friday, February 16, 2018
7 pm
The Humminbirds
Bluegrass Trio


Friday, March 23, 2018
7 pm
Juice O' The Barley
Irish Quartet