Sacred Sounds of Christmas returns to Beaver Creek, Vail |

Sacred Sounds of Christmas returns to Beaver Creek, Vail

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The Sacred Sounds of Christmas returns for its sixth year, this year for two performances, Sunday evening in the Beaver Creek Chapel, and Monday evening in the Vail Interfaith Chapel.
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What: Sacred Sounds of Christmas concerts.

When/where: Two performances: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Beaver Creek Chapel, and 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Vail Interfaith Chapel.

Cost: Free.

More information: Call Eileen Jacobs at 970-471-3117.

EAGLE COUNTY — The Sacred Sounds of Christmas returns for its sixth year, this time for two performances.

The first is at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Beaver Creek Chapel. A second performance has been added at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the Vail Interfaith Chapel.

The vocalists are all trained classical/opera singers either currently enrolled in vocal performance at college or are recent graduates.

The music will take you along Mary and Joseph’s journey as they prepare for the birth of Jesus.

About the Performers

Galen Jacobs graduated the University of Denver/Lamont School of Music with a bachelor of arts degree in vocal performance and a master’s in business administration from the Daniels College of Business. If you’re a musical theater buff, then you will recognize Galen Jacobs from some of his high school performances, most notably as Marius in Les Miserables, and then as Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He studied piano under Peter Vavra and is the music director at St. Patrick Parish in Minturn/Vail.

Dore Marott is the group’s musical director. Marott said she has scoured music stores from Denver to Los Angeles to put together an evening of sacred music. Her performing experience is extensive, including operas and Broadway musicals from New York to California. Marott has four children with her husband and lives in Wildridge.

Meghan Jacobs has followed her brother Galen’s footsteps and also earned her degree in vocal performance from University of Denver. Meghan Jacobs was thrilled to be cast in the role of Nellie in DU’s recent production of “South Pacific.” Other roles include Sara in Guys and Dolls and Marion Paroo in The Music Man.

Soprano Kate Manley is a senior at the University of Colorado/Boulder where she is a majoring in vocal performance.

Cellist Lorraine Curry’s is from Glenwood Springs where she played with the Symphony in the Valley for 20 years. She also taught strings at the renowned Waldorf School in Aspen for 14 years.

Pianist Dawn Poff has been playing piano and taking lessons since she was 4 years old. She studied for seven years with Dr. Alan Rea who did his graduate work at The Julliard School. She competed in concerto competitions and performed with symphony orchestras as a soloist during this time. She then attended San Francisco State University majoring in piano performance.

New voices this year are Senhica Klee and Michael Hewitt.

A tenor, Klee earned his vocal performance certificate from DU’s Lamont School of Music where he performed lead roles in many of the university’s productions, including “Don Giovanni,” “Susannah” and “Oklahoma!” Klee is a principal singer for the Opera Theatre of the Rockies and most recently was a lead in the company’s production of “The King and I.”

Hewitt is a baritone who also studied and graduated from the DU’s Lamont School of music. Past favorite roles include Jud Fry in “Oklahoma!,” Emile DeBecque in “South Pacific,” Lancelot in “Camelot,” Mustafa in “L’Italiana in Algeri,” and the title role in “Don Giovanni.” He can next be seen as Frank Butler at the Lyric Stage in Dallas.

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