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Happy Hour Chamber Concerts

Welcome to Happy Hour Chamber Concerts. We present short programs of really good chamber music in an informal setting. All programs (60-75 minutes with no intermission) will be in the intimate and very pleasant sanctuary at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 790 South Corona Street, Denver on Fridays at 6 p.m. Light refreshments are available.

What people are saying.

"that was a wonderful concert - it seems the perfect format too. The timing was great too - we were able to go out after the concert, instead of having to rush through a dinner to make it in time"

"enjoyed reading the program notes in advance online, and not having to read while the performer was playing"

"We are sooooooo happy that the concert was such a success - we salute you ! "

"What a wonderful venue - the Cadmus Ensemble concert was fabulous !"

“there are plenty of reasons to be happy about the fledgling Happy Hour Chamber Concerts …the music is long on substance and the programs well thought out…a great option for people who want a musical warm-up before a nice dinner on the town…." Mark Rinaldi, Denver Post

Friday, 16 December 2016, 6 p.m.

The Richness of 16th & 17th C. Plucked Strings

Keith Barnhart, Nicolò Spera and Patrick Smith will delight your senses with solos, duos and trios spanning from Renaissance England to Seventeenth century Italy and in between. Come hear the delicate sounds of the theorbo, Baroque guitar and lute.

Keith Barnhart

Nicolo Spera

Patrick Smith



Friday, 27 January 2017, 6 p.m.

STRING: A Consort of Viols with the Best of the Early Baroque

Three premier gambists of the region with an intimate evening of masterpieces from the 16th & 17th Centuries.

Ann Marie Morgan

Sandra Miller

Sarah Biber



Friday, 24 February 2017, 6 p.m.

Jubal Fulks: Virtuosic Baroque Violin Plus

What do compositions for solo violin from the Baroque era have in common with Steve Reich’s 1967 minimalist work for solo violin and looping effects, “Violin Phase?” Come find out on February 24!!

Jubal Fulks



Friday, 31 March 2017, 6 p.m.

Happy Birthday JSB: An Evening in the Palace of Reason

Because of the shift from the Julian to the Georgian calendar, scholars now think Bach's actual birthday is March 31 (the date of this Happy Hour!). I've organized a Bach birthday program. I've entitled, the program: Evening in the Palace of Reason. The book by that title by. James R. Gaines describes the interaction that Bach and Frederick the Great had which resulted in the Musical Offering.

Sarah Biber

Frank Nowell