History & Vision
Since 1978, Voices West has had a long tradition of choral excellence and creative and engaging concert programming for audiences along the Colorado front range. Voices West's 50-member roster includes a wide variety of avocational singers including teachers, realtors, scientists, lawyers, engineers, and stay-at-home parents and caregivers. Chorus members commit to weekly rehearsals, annual retreats, outreach activities, and a concert season of 8–10 major performances. Our smaller ensemble, Summit Sound, brings additional performances deeper into the community by performing at senior living centers, community celebrations, and other events.
Voices West’s repertoire includes music from the Renaissance to the 21st century and concerts in a variety of styles and idioms. Through these events, our members actively demonstrate that singing is a lifelong endeavor that brings fulfillment and enrichment to audiences and singers alike. The regular Voices West concert season is augmented by annual outreach activities including a highly successful benefit concert for elementary school music programs in the Littleton area and a fun "Carols for Kids" concert during the holiday season. Voices West is fully dedicated to its long-standing policy of non-discrimination and inclusivity.
The chorus draws singers and supporters from the Colorado front range including Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Castle Rock, and Denver. Performances are offered throughout the southwest Denver metro area and generously supported by SCFD grants from Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties as well as Colorado Creative Industries, the City of Littleton, and the Emily Frisby Endowment for the Arts. Voices West frequently collaborates with other music ensembles, including the Colorado Chamber Orchestra, Denver Brass, and Young Voices of Colorado. Recent performances have included Vivaldi's Gloria; Starry, Starry Night, music inspired by the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh; and Celebracion, a celebration of Hispanic music and composers, with special guests Ballet Folklorico Caile Baliente traditional Mexican dancers.
Current music director and conductor, Michael Todd Krueger, continues the exciting tradition of performing great choral music for Colorado audiences.