Fort Collins, Colorado

How Can We Keep from Singing?

40th Anniversary Concert

The Larimer Chorale

OFFSITE Event: First United Methodist Church

This performance has passed. Please see some of our upcoming shows below.

How Can We Keep from Singing?

40th Anniversary Concert

The Larimer Chorale

OFFSITE Event: First United Methodist Church



This performance has passed. Please see some of our upcoming shows below.

40th Anniversary Concert: How Can We Keep From Singing?
Mass of the Children by John Rutter and a new commissioned work by Jake Runestad with Centennial Children's Chorus, Sheri McKelfresh, director and guest soloists and orchestra
Our 40th Anniversary Concert: How Can We Keep From Singing? promises to be a very special event, indeed!  Together with the Centennial Children's Chorus (Sheri McKelfresh, director), guest soloists and orchestra, the Chorale will perform a wide variety of choral music including John Rutter's marvelous Mass of the Children and a new work commissioned specifically for the Chorale by internationally-known composer Jake Runestad.
Though he is perhaps best know for his carols and other short pieces, John Rutter also has a number of large-scale works for chorus and orchestra to his name.  The Mass of the Children received its première in 2003 at Carnegie Hall with the composer conducting. The work is scored for adult mixed choir, children’s choir, soprano and baritone soloists and orchestra. The Mass is a Missa Brevis – a Latin Mass without a Credo – in five movements. Several additional English texts are also included, and these form a progression from waking to sleeping that runs through the work as a counterpart to the liturgy of the conventional Mass text.

Categories: Music , All Shows , Outside Presenter

Running Time: 2.5 hours, includes one 15-minute intermission


Ticket Information


Advance Ticket Sales for Saturday 2/25's performance have ended.  Tickets will be available for purchase @ the venue.

This event is offsite @ First United Methodist Church: 1005 Stover St., Fort Collins, CO 80524.
There is a pre-concert talk @ 6:45pm both nights.

Limited complimentary tickets for children (8 years) and under are available through the Lincoln Center Box Office @ 970.221.6730.


40th Anniversary Concert: How Can We Keep From Singing?
Mass of the Children by John Rutter and a new commissioned work by Jake Runestad with Centennial Children's Chorus, Sheri McKelfresh, director and guest soloists and orchestra
Our 40th Anniversary Concert: How Can We Keep From Singing? promises to be a very special event, indeed!  Together with the Centennial Children's Chorus (Sheri McKelfresh, director), guest soloists and orchestra, the Chorale will perform a wide variety of choral music including John Rutter's marvelous Mass of the Children and a new work commissioned specifically for the Chorale by internationally-known composer Jake Runestad.
Though he is perhaps best know for his carols and other short pieces, John Rutter also has a number of large-scale works for chorus and orchestra to his name.  The Mass of the Children received its première in 2003 at Carnegie Hall with the composer conducting. The work is scored for adult mixed choir, children’s choir, soprano and baritone soloists and orchestra. The Mass is a Missa Brevis – a Latin Mass without a Credo – in five movements. Several additional English texts are also included, and these form a progression from waking to sleeping that runs through the work as a counterpart to the liturgy of the conventional Mass text.

Categories: Music , All Shows , Outside Presenter

Running Time: 2.5 hours, includes one 15-minute intermission



Ticket Information

Advance Ticket Sales for Saturday 2/25's performance have ended.  Tickets will be available for purchase @ the venue.

This event is offsite @ First United Methodist Church: 1005 Stover St., Fort Collins, CO 80524.
There is a pre-concert talk @ 6:45pm both nights.

Limited complimentary tickets for children (8 years) and under are available through the Lincoln Center Box Office @ 970.221.6730.