About: Singers

Boulder, Colorado’s Ars Nova Singers, an a cappella choral group, invites you to embrace the texture of sound with each resonating note as they perform choral music from the Renaissance as well as the 20th and 21st centuries. A staple in the community since 1985, the professional ensemble is conducted by founding Artistic Director Thomas Edward Morgan and is composed of choral musicians from the Denver/Boulder metropolitan region. In its history, Ars Nova Singers has presented more than 400 performances in 100 different concert programs. 

The ensemble has received national recognition including being selected as a semifinalist for The American Prize in Choral Performance (2010). Ars Nova Singers was also invited to perform in the studios of National Public Radio on its March 2006 East Coast tour. Ars Nova Singers has been heard in radio broadcasts throughout the world, including National Public Radio’s Performance Today, The First Art, Music from the Hearts of Space, Colorado Spotlight, and Colorado Matters. The a cappella choral group has released ten independent recordings on compact disc and performed on seven internationally-released recordings with Boulder composer and pianist Bill Douglas.

Boulder Colorado Concert Group Ars Nova
Boulder Concert Group Ars Nova
Ars Nova Singers - Boulder, Colorado

Recent collaborative performances include:

  • “Elision Project, Vol. 3,” collaboration with 3rd Law Dance/Theater (November 2019)
  • “Inspire/Respire: Music in the Air,” with Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Company (November 2016)
  • Two acclaimed performances in Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium
  • A world premiere of Peter-Anthony Togni’s Warrior Songs with legendary jazz percussionist Jerry Granelli (October 2014)
  • The U.S. premiere of Arvo Pärt’s Salve Regina with Sphere Ensemble (October 2013)
  • An acclaimed rendition of Giya Kancheli’s Amao Omi with the Colorado Saxophone Quartet (October 2012)
  • Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra (April 2011)
  • The Colorado premiere of Carol Barnett’s The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass with Jake Schepps and Expedition (September 2010)
  • Osvaldo Golijov’s cantata Oceana, presented in collaboration with Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra (May 2008)
  • A critically acclaimed performance of Terry Riley’s Sun Rings with the renowned Kronos Quartet at the Colorado Music Festival (July 2006).

“Close your eyes, open your ears, and let your spirit soar... [a] magnificent collection of voices...”

Westword, The Best of Denver

“A cohesive, resplendent sound... renditions among the finest of any vocal group in the country...”

The Colorado Daily

“Very fine... a richly reverberant world of sound...”

The Choral Review