Music Scene: Western Colorado Chorale, more


Other music events in the area:

Stray Grass, 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Goodman Band, 7 p.m.–midnight Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13–14, JD’s Bar, 155 N. Mulberry St., Fruita, 858-3996.

Sandy Wells Band, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13–14, Central Station, 2993 North Ave., 628-4530.

Sounds of the Season, Palisade High School Choral Music Program, 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13–14, and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, Jubilee Family Church, 483 30 Road, $10, performance, holiday dessert and beverage, 210-1787.

Classics: ‘Tis the Season, Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St., seasonal music and combined choirs of Central, Fruita Monument and Grand Junction high schools, $17.50–$30 adults, $5 students with valid ID, 243-6787,

Swingin’ into the Holiday featuring Grand Junction High School Jazz Bands, 7–10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, Connection Church gym, Fourth Street and Ouray Avenue, $5 at the door, desserts and beverages included, swing lessons starting at 6:30 p.m., 216-1964.

Flat Top Reed, 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, Naggy McGee’s Irish Pub, 359 Colorado Ave., 424-5840.

Tonic Selects Sound System, doors 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., ages 21 and older, 241-1717.

Community Christmas Cantata, “Bethlehem Morning,” 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, Fruita United Methodist Church, 405 E. Aspen Ave., 858-0360.

“Winter’s Breath,” Grand Junction Centennial Band holiday show, 3:15 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, Two Rivers Convention Center, $10 adults, $5 ages 6–12, and 60 and older, free ages 5 and younger, tickets at Roper Music, from band members and at the door, 260-0112.

“Christmas Favorites,” holiday concert presented by Montrose Community Band, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive,, 596-1188.

64th Christmas Concert presented by piano students of Mary Leah Gilbert Chavies, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave, public invited.

Juniper Ridge Community School Holiday Concert, 1–4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 243-5113.

Advent Mini Concert presented by Jeri Arbany, singer, songwriter and guitarist, 12:10–12:55 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Fifth and Palmer streets, Delta, 874-985.

Ray Bonelli and Remember When, oldies rock, new country, blues and jazz, Tuesday, Dec. 17, Palisade Brewing Co., 200 Peach St., Palisade, 464-1462.

Goodman Unplugged, 7–10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.

Music at Noon, advent concert series, featuring Pastor Steve Reinhard and his wife Tracy performing vocal and instrumental selections, noon Wednesday, Dec. 18, Montrose United Methodist Church, 19 S. Park Ave., Montrose, take a lunch, 249-3716.

Pack your holiday bags and join the Western Colorado Chorale for a trip down Christmas memory lane.

Nostalgic winter songs and more will be featured in the chorale’s second concert of the season, “Carols and Brass,” presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 19–20, at the Recital Hall in Colorado Mesa University’s Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St.

“Experience the World” is the theme of the three concerts in Western Colorado Chorale’s 2013–14 season. “Carols and Brass” will “transport us all through Christmas music to places far and wide,” said the program notes at

The performance “will feature brass and organ music in concert with the voices and The CMU Faculty Brass Quintet and guest organist Martha Sandford-Heyns joins us to bring Daniel Pinkham’s stirring Christmas Cantata to life,” the notes said.

“Other anthems, ringing brass melodies, carols for choir and organ and nostalgic winter songs will take us to hearth and memory land and will complete this winter holiday trip.”

In its 29th season, the Western Colorado Chorale is directed by Monte Atkinson.

Concert tickets cost $5–$15 and can be purchased at, by calling 243-6787 and at the door.


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