Sonya's Sampler

Chorale concert will support music programs for children

Column by Sonya Ellingboe
Posted 1/30/18

Voices West will hold a “pay-what-you-are-able” concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton, to support music programs at Littleton’s East and …

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Sonya's Sampler

Chorale concert will support music programs for children

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Voices West will hold a “pay-what-you-are-able” concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton, to support music programs at Littleton’s East and Field elementary schools, which the chorale began some 13 years ago.

“The first year, we bought drums so that boys would want to join in — and they did, enthusiastically,” said publicist Bonita Lahey.

In subsequent years, funds have provided T-shirts, a keyboard, other instruments and some printed music. These schools have predominantly free-lunch-program kids from a diverse community where there are as many as 80 languages spoken. (Voices West was Littleton Chorale in earlier years.)

Think spring!

The Littleton Garden Club’s Feb. 7 speaker will be Dave Ingram from the Denver Rose Society, who will talk about growing roses in Colorado.

The longstanding club, which welcomes new members and guests, meets at the Littleton Public Schools Administration Center, 9776 S. Crocker St., Littleton — enter on the south side. Meeting starts at 6 p.m. with social time, refreshments, speaker at 6:30 p.m.

Outnumbered Gallery

Local painter Jeanie Gebhart will be the featured artist at “The Final First Friday in Littleton” at Outnumbered Gallery 5654 S. Prince St., Littleton from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2.

The gallery, 5654 S. Prince St. has been very active in encouraging arts in the city, They look forward to an email presence and pop-up locations.

Black History Month

Actor Charles Pace will portray the controversial Malcolm X, Black Muslim spokesman and influential activist in the United States, at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Chase will explore his research and experience in acting this part for audiences.

The program is presented in several metro locations by Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book, in Greenwood Village, as part of its Chautauqua performance series, presented by costumed performer/scholars. For full schedule, see coloradohumanities.org. Free.

Rare books on sale

Douglas County Libraries will hold a rare and antiquarian book sale on Feb. 10 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Feb. 11 (noon to 3 p.m.) at the James H. LaRue Branch, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, in the Shea Meeting Room on the first floor. Stock will be added on Sunday.

All proceeds benefit the Douglas County Libraries Foundation, which supports programs and events for youth. (Books, CDs and DVDs are available year-round in the Second Chapter Used Bookstores and special items are saved for this sale.)

Arapahoe Philharmonic

“Bohemian Rhapsodies” will be spotlighted by the Arapahoe Philharmonic at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Fisher Auditorium at Englewood High School Campus, 3800 S. Logan St., Englewood.

The program features Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 8 in G Minor, Op. 88” and the “Cello Concerto in B Minor,” with guest soloist Kelcey Howell, the orchestra’s 2017-2018 Concerto Competition winner.

She is a junior at DU’s Lamont School of Music and also performs with Boulder Philharmonic, Denver Young Artist’s Orchestra and Parker Symphony. The concert will open with “Warehouse Medicine” by Mason Bates, a powerful new voice in music. Tickets: arapahoe-phil.org, 303-781-1892.

Story ballet

“Cinderella” will be presented by the Moscow Festival Ballet at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. For tickets: 720-509-1000, lonetreeartscenter.org.

Depot Art Gallery

“Straight From the Heart,” works on ideas of love, romance, things that artists are passionate about — and all things red — opens with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 and runs until March 14.

The gallery is at 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. 303-795-0781.

Watercolor exhibition

The Colorado Watercolor Society exhibits works by members, including many south area artists, through March 25 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, in the Mezzanine Gallery. Admission free.

Wind ensemble

The Colorado Wind Ensemble performs “CWE Pipes and Stops” at 3 p.m. Feb. 11 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch. CWE musicians will perform with organist Dr. Joyce Shupe Kull and with the Mountain Vista High School Band. Tickets: $16/$13/$5, at the door or coloradowindensemble.org.

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