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


Dear fans of Happy Hour, this has been a year of challenges as we had to readjust our schedule due to injury of a performer, and conflict with scheduling with another. Our next concert for the 2015 season will be going ahead however, with an hour of beautiful music on the viola da gamba, starring Ann Marie Morgan and Yayoi Barrack, on Friday 15 May, at our usual venue. Concerts begin promptly at 6 pm and end at 7 - but come early to chat, have a glass of wine and nibbles and unwind. You'll find performer bios here at our web site and details of the program. Tickets are available at a discount here at our web site - and always at the door the day of the concert. We plan to have a full slate of concerts for the coming season, beginning in September. So please look here for dates and performer details. And thanks for your continuing support !

Friday, 15 May, 6 p.m.

Happy Hour Chamber Concerts presents the sizzling duo of Ann Marie Morgan and Yayoi Barrack playing viols for you. Come kick off your shoes, grab a libation and some nibbles, greet your friends, and sit back as Ann and Yayoi bring you an hour of attention-grabbing solo and duo music for the viola da gamba. You'll hear music of Jenkins, Schenk, Simpson and others.


Suite in A Minor for Two Bass Viols
John Jenkins (1592-1678)
Fantasia - Ayre - Courant

Fantazia - Almande - Corante in D Minor for Two Bass Viols
John Hingeston (ca 1606-1683)

Divisions on a Ground - for Two Bass Viols, in G Major
Christopher Simpson (1602? -1669)

Fire, Fire
Nicholas Lanier (1588-1666)

So, so, leave off this last lamenting kisse
Alfonso Ferrabosco II (ca. 1575 – March 1628)

Sonata in D Major for Bass Viol Solo (selections)
August Kühnel (1645 – ca. 1700)

Duetto in D Minor for Two Bass Viols -
Christoph Schaffrath (1709-1763)
Poco Allegro

Click here for Program Notes

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