Colorado Symphony Chorus

The​ Colorado Symphony's 2017/18 Season marks the 34th year of the Colorado Symphony Chorus. Founded in 1984 by Duain Wolfe, our chorus has earned a reputation as one of the finest symphonic choruses in the United States.

This acclaimed chorus is featured with the Colorado Symphony in over twenty performances annually at Boettcher Concert Hall and across the Rocky Mountain region, most notably with Bravo! Vail and the Aspen Music Festival​, singing with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic​, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. For over two decades, the Chorus has been featured each summer at the world-renowned Aspen and Vail music festivals, performing masterworks under the baton of notable conductors such as James Levine, Murry Sidlin, Robert Spano, Alan Gilbert, Jaap VanZweden, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. At ho​me, the chorus performs under the direction of Colorado Symphony Music Director Brett ​Mitchell, Colorado Symphony Associate Conductor Christopher Dragon, Chorus Director Duain Wolfe, and guest conductors from around the world.

In 2009, Duain Wolfe conducted the chorus on a 3-country, 2-week concert tour of Europe, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the chorus, presenting the Verdi Requiem in Budapest, Vienna, Litomysl, and Prague. In 2016, the chorus returned to Europe for concerts in Paris, Strasbourg, and Munich.

FAQ’s About Joining the Colorado Symphony Chorus

Our symphonic chorus is comprised of approximately 180 volunteer singers over age 21. From Evergreen to Brighton, and Boulder to Castle Rock, singers travel each week to rehearsals and performances in Denver.

Duain Wolfe, Founding Director and Conductor Mary Louise Burke, Associate Conductor
Travis Branam, Assistant Conductor
Taylor Martin, Assistant Conductor
Eric Israelson, Chorus Manager
Barbara Porter, Associate Manager
Brian Dukeshier, Accompanist
Hsiao-Ling Lin, Accompanist
Danni Snyder, Accompanist

Weekly rehearsals take place Tuesday evenings at Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Denver at 18th and Broadway from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

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Maintaining the high artistic standards of the Symphony Chorus requires a strong commitment to attending all rehearsals and performances.

The next round of auditions will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017, at Trinity United Methodist Church (18th & Broadway), between 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Colorado Symphony Chorus auditions are brief and include the following elements:

  1. Vocal warm-up
  2. Sight-singing exercise
  3. Perform a prepared solo art song or aria in any language.

To schedule an audition, complete the form below or contact Chorus Manager Eric Israelson at 303.308.2483 or ericisraelson@comcast.net​. Please include your name, voice part, and phone number.

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