The Chorale welcomes back former music director Stan Scott to the podium to conduct the Fall Concert.  After retiring from a renowned career as director of choirs at Central High School, Grand Junction, Stan has crafted a program of distinguished works to draw us all into the “moods” of music and reflections of life.  A Chorale Fall Concert to treasure. 

About this concert...

Set I 

In Virtute Tua
Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki (1665-1734) 

O Magnum Mysterium
Morten Lauridsen

Duo Seraphim
Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599) 

Set II

David’s Lamentation
Joshua Shank

Brian Tate

Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord
Author’s name 

 *** Intermission*** 


Set III 

The Tree of Peace
Gwyneth Walker

August Noon
Houston Bright

The Sound of Trees
Kathleen Ballantyne 

Set IV 

Feller From Fortune
Harry Somers

What Would you do if you Married a Soldier

Great Day
Warren Mart

Concert notes from the conductor:

What an honor to conduct the opening fall concert for the Western Colorado Chorale. With the theme of this year being the “Many Moods of Music” I was excited to choose many pieces of fine choral music that I have never conducted, but also wanted to do pieces that I have enjoyed conducting. Dr. Atkinson and I collaborated on these selections of music that you are going to hear tonight, and found tonight’s selections to be diverse in style, sound, genre, pace, and text. The first half is sacred selections ranging from the Renaissance period through contemporary pieces which will move you in your seat and emotionally. The second half has a secular focus deriving text from the environment, with the last set consisting of early folk songs from different countries. This is a very eclectic selection of music that should reach every member of the audience. We hope that each person will hear a piece that will stretch their taste and ears in music and to evoke the “Many Moods of Music”
-Stan Scott, Guest Conductor