Cathedral Conservatory Music and Lecture Series
Pre-Concert Lecture at 2:30 PM
By Kevin Padworski, Artistic Director, Colorado Chorale
Kevin T. Padworski is the Artistic Director of the Colorado Chorale while also serving as Director of Music and Organist at Calvary Baptist Church of Denver.
Among the many musical groups with which he collaborates are The Colorado Children’s Chorale, University of Denver, Colorado Symphony, Colorado Symphony Chorus, and Opera Colorado.
Padworski has appeared with the Jubilate Deo Chorale and Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Colorado Repertory Singers, Choral Arts Society, Cincinnati Children’s Choir, Lamont Symphony Orchestra, Opera Colorado, Evans Choir, Lamont Chorale, Distinguished Concerts International New York Orchestra, and numerous solo and collaborative performances.
He has composed for soloists, instrumental, and choral ensembles.
Padworski began his musical studies at age 7, first with piano and then adding saxophone, vocal and organ instruction. At 13 he accepted his first professional organist position.
Upon receiving the Mozart Music Scholarship at Eastern University, he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with recitals in saxophone and organ, graduating magna cum laude.
In 2010 Padworski earned a certificate in Leadership from Duke Divinity School and later finished a Master of Music degree in Conducting with Choral Concentration from the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, where he was nominated for a Recital of Distinction and was named Outstanding Conductor.
Padworski is a member of ASCAP, Pi Kappa Lambda, the Fellowship of American Baptist Musicians, American Choral Directors Association, American Guild of Organists, National Association for Music Education, and is listed in multiple Who’s Who publications.
“There’s nothing quite like hearing baroque music in a cathedral setting. This concert will feature Missa Votiva, ZWV 18, a rarely performed and sacred choral-orchestral masterwork of the 18th century by Jan Dismas Zelenka. Join us for a musically-rich and spiritual experience as we offer this work in the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Denver.”
Concert is Free. Free will offering gratefully accepted!!
Reception to follow with free refreshments.
Bosetti Sunday Concert
April 30, 2017
(pre-concert Cathedral Conservatory lecture at 2:30)
Missa Votiva, ZWV 18, by Jan Dismas Zelenka.
Formed in 1970, the Colorado Chorale is known for excellence in choral technique, creative musical collaborations and a dedication to ensuring that a love and knowledge of music is passed on to future generations.
The Chorale’s 50-60 auditioned singers come from diverse vocations, such as teachers, business people, retirees, realtors, lawyers, and entrepreneurs. The Chorale presents four major concerts a year– large choral works with orchestra as well as pieces by local composers that we premier.