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There are so many lovely ways to celebrate the holiday season in Denver, whether it’s enjoying winter sports in the mountains or sampling seasonal cuisine at some of the Mile High City’s haute restaurants. However, nothing rings in the holiday season like a concert of whimsical, festive music. A great way to get into the festive spirit, don’t miss these Denver concerts this holiday season.
A Cambridge Christmas
Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral
1350 Washington St.
Denver, CO, 80203
Date: Dec. 19, 2014
Founded during the Gold Rush era before Colorado was even a state, Saint John’s Church in the Wilderness opened its doors to practitioners. Today, Saint John’s is the Cathedral Church of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado, seat to the Bishop of Colorado. On Friday, December 19, the cathedral will host Saint Martin’s Chamber Choir along with an organist as they perform Christmas classics by a variety of beloved composers. This is truly a traditional Christmas choir performance not to be missed.
A Colorado Christmas
Denver Performing Arts Complex: Boettcher Concert Hall
1000 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
Date: Dec. 19-21, 2014
The Colorado Symphony hosts four performances of its traditional A Colorado Christmas concert the weekend of Friday, December 19. Accompanied by the Colorado Children’s Chorale, the region’s only full-time professional orchestra will fill you and your family with loads of holiday spirit during this annual concert event. Fans of classical music will also appreciate the Colorado Symphony’s dedication to musical excellence. A Colorado Christmas combines the beauty of a children’s choir with the Colorado Symphony’s talents for a one-of-a-kind holiday season concert.
A Canto Deo Christmas
Christ the King Catholic Church
830 Elm St.
Denver, CO, 80220
Date: Dec. 21, 2014
The Denver-based Christian choir Canto Deo has performed sacred religious choral music since 2007. Accompanied by a full orchestra for their Christmas concert, Canto Deo will perform beloved carols for the whole family to enjoy. Children attendees will have the opportunity to help conduct the orchestra at the end of the concert. This event is free, however, Canto Deo estimates that the cost per audience member to produce the concert is $10.
Central Presbyterian Church
1660 Sherman St.
Denver, CO, 80281
Date: Dec. 20, 2014
Hosted at Denver’s iconic church built in 1891, Holiday Cheer! is a family-friendly concert performed by the Denver Philharmonic along with Mark Stamper and the Colorado Repertory Singers. The concert includes traditional and pop Christmas music. Additionally, soprano singer Elizabeth Montgomery will serenade concert attendees. Holiday Cheer! is an excellent option for families looking for a holiday concert that combines beloved traditional music with your favorite modern Christmas songs.
K-LOVE Christmas Tour
11500 Sheridan Blvd.
Westminster, CO 80020
Date: Dec. 17, 2014
For Christian families looking for a contemporary holiday concert, enjoy radio station K-LOVE’s annual Christmas Tour. Jeremy Camp, Plumb, Chris August and Love & the Outcome are all set to perform at the K-LOVE Christmas Tour, which is hosted by the radio station’s beloved DJ, JD Chandler. This event is also hosted by partner organization Feed the Children. This concert event is a great option for families looking for a more religious Christmas music experience.
Alli Sands is a freelance writer. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.