High Altitude Society: Sacred Sounds soothe the soul at Vail, Beaver Creek chapels
On Saturday, Dec. 19, and Sunday, Dec. 20, the community was treated to the talents of professional vocalists and musicians and the St. Clare of Assisi choir at The Chapel at Beaver Creek and the Vail Interfaith Chapel with the seventh annual Sacred Sounds of Christmas concerts.
These concerts are a free musical gift to the community from Saint Clare of Assisi and Saint Patrick parishes, with the support of longtime local Marty Head. The performances would not be possible without Head’s generosity and her big-hearted kindness.
Local baritone vocalist and pianist Galen Jacobs was joined by other accomplished vocalists Dore Marott, soprano; Meghan Jacobs, soprano; Teleri Gee, mezzo-soprano; Sehnica Glee, tenor; and Zachary Brown, bass. Brown is the vocalist-pianist for the Episcopal Church. The candlelit performance by the light of the Christmas tree was beautiful.
Organizer Eileen Jacobs was thrilled with the turnout on both evenings.
“Sacred Sounds blew the roof off the chapel,” she said. “I’m not kidding. It was spectacular. And the St. Clare choir was truly amazing and did such a great job. It was definitely our best concert ever, with Senhica’s tenor and our newest additions, Teleri, singing mezzo, and Zach Brown, just bringing the choral pieces to a new level.”
The Vail Valley is fortunate to have the talented Galen Jacobs performing at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the season entertaining in the Bachelor Lounge. Treat yourselves to an evening of vocal performance in the lovely setting of The Ritz.
Until next year’s Sacred Sounds concert, we wish all the vocalists, musicians, organizers and benefactors a safe, productive and happy new year.
Betty Ann Woodland is a longtime local who covers social events including fundraisers for nonprofits, local happenings and soirees of all kinds. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.