The Concert Series with a Big Heart
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.
Colorado Caroling Company’s “White Christmas” show
Wednesday, december 11, 2019 @ 7 pm
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
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
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 duet
Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 7 pm
To benefit family tree - house of hope
For 30 years, Carl Algermissen and Ethan Lazarus have been performing together, bringing their unique sound to audiences, and introducing the music of Argentinian tango composer Astor Piazzolla to two instruments he rarely composed for: piano and cello. You won't want to miss this evening of tango arrangements that are a fusion of tango tradition mixed with classical and jazz elements.
Central City Opera’s ”Smooth Operator”
friday, april 17, 2020 @ 7 pm
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
Colorado Caroling Company’s “White Christmas” show
Friday, January 17, 2020
Hala Kahiki Band
Hawaiian / Tiki music
Friday, February 21, 2020
Denver Brass Quintet
Friday, March 13, 2020
Piano / Cello duet
Friday, April 17, 2020
Central City Opera
Thanks to our 2019-2020 Corporate Sponsors