SONYA'S SAMPLER

Virtual fundraiser will aid Young Voices of Colorado choir

Column by Sonya Ellingboe
sellingboe@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 8/28/20

Thirty years ago, founder Jena Dickey of Littleton gathered 20 young people in her neighborhood and began a children's choir, Young Voices of Colorado. It has grown to include almost 200 singers from …

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SONYA'S SAMPLER

Virtual fundraiser will aid Young Voices of Colorado choir

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Thirty years ago, founder Jena Dickey of Littleton gathered 20 young people in her neighborhood and began a children's choir, Young Voices of Colorado. It has grown to include almost 200 singers from the five metro counties and has touched an additional 2,000 children through outreach in this area and around the world. On Oct. 3, the choir will celebrate with a virtual fundraising gala, although the young singers will probably not appear in person until 2021. The choir's home venue is the Newman Center at University of Denver, where a live concert will hopefully be possible. For information about the October concert and the program, see: youngvoices.org or call 303-797-7464.

Theater tonight (hooray!)

The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, 4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown, opens the theater season with a production of Lerner and Loewe's beloved “Camelot” from Sept. 3 to Oct. 25. This is a “newly imagined” version, with a cast of eight. Bob Hoppe will play King Arthur and Pat Payne directs. Candlelight will have reduced audience size and extra cleaning between performances for safety. Tickets start at $55.50, including dinner and show. Dinner seating at 6 p.m.; show at 7:30. Call 970-744-3747 Tuesday-Friday, 10-5 and Saturday, 12-5 or visit ColoradoCandlelight.com.

Art reminder

Curtis Center for the Arts will host Art on the Green from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 12 at Curtis Park, just west of the center, which is at 2349 E. Orchard Road in Greenwood Village. Fifty artists will be featured, 10 feet apart. Attendance will be limited to a safe number of attendees at any one time with timed tickets. Masks required for participants and attendees. Call 303-797-1779 for information.

Virtual quilt show

Visit littletonpresbyterian.org/quilt to see what would have been the Annual Western Welcome Week Quilt Show. Pastor Cody Sandahl has organized a lovely group of 48 colorful quilts and/or a five-minute musical video.

Highlands Ranch Mansion

The Highlands Ranch Mansion is open for self-guided tours, with docents available to answer questions. Call 303-791-0177 or visit highlandsranchmansion.com for information.

DMNS

“Dogs! A Science Tale” is exhibited at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, through Jan. 3 and gives a look at adoption, training, play and more. Developed by the California Science Center. Timed tickets, 303-370-6000, dmns.org.

Exhibit winding up

Still at Denver Art Museum, through Sept. 7: “Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederick Remington.” The museum is at Broadway and West 14th Avenue Parkway. Timed tickets purchased in advance 720-865-5000, denverartmuseum.org.

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