YVC Highlights

YVC has traveled near and far!

In our 30-year history, the choirs of Young Voices of Colorado have been honored to perform at many notable local and regional events. Below are highlights of those memorable special performances.

  • Opening Day of Denver International Airport
  • Inauguration of Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper
  • Carnegie Hall in New York City
  • Tan Dun’s Symphony of Peace with Lamont Orchestra
  • Celebration of Peace with Up With People
  • National Anthem for Colorado Rockies and Colorado Rapids
  • Southwestern Division of American Choral Directors Association (SWACDA)
  • Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE)
  • American Orff-Schulwerk Assciation (AOSA)
  • 2nd Annual ACDA National Children’s Choir Conductors’ Retreat in 2012, bringing 100 directors from across the nation to Denver
  • World premiere with the JACK Quartet of Payton MacDonald’s “Lifeboat No. 6” along with Gavin Bryars’ “The Sinking of the Titanic” on the one hundredth anniversary of that event (collaboration with Newman Presents, the Molly Brown House Museum and Historic Denver)

Local Festivals & Conferences

  • Host Choir for the Sing A Mile High International Children’s Choral Festival for the past 15 years
  • Performances at the Colorado Music Educators Association, Southwestern American Choral Directors Association Conference, National Orff Association and National Kodály Association Conferences
  • Music in the Parks

Domestic Tours

  • Southwestern American Choral Directors Association Conferences
  • Florida
  • Louisiana
  • New York (Carnegie Hall)
  • Hawaii
  • Arkansas
  • Oregon
  • Missouri

International Tours

  • England
  • Austria
  • Sweden
  • The Netherlands
  • Wales
  • Hungary
  • Belgium
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Scotland


  • Albuquerque Boychoir
  • American Boychoir
  • American Guild of Organists
  • Arapahoe Philharmonic
  • Augustana Arts
  • Aukland Girls Choir (New Zealand)
  • Bel Canto Voices
  • Boulder Chorale
  • Brisban Grammar School (Austrailia)
  • Celtic Colorado
  • Centennial Children’s Chorus
  • Chamber Orchestra of the West
  • Charvil Girls Choir (England)
  • Cherry Creek Chorale
  • Colorado Ballet
  • Colorado Children’s Chorale
  • Colorado Chorale
  • Colorado Mormon Chorale
  • Colorado School of Ballet
  • Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale
  • Colorado Women’s Chorale
  • Cor Meibion Pontypridd (Wales)
  • Crystal Children’s Choir
  • Denver Brass
  • Denver Concert Band
  • Denver Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Denver Young Artists Orchestra
  • E. Mikaladze School (Republic of Georgia)
  • JACK Quartet
  • Jewel Tones (England)
  • Junior Jubilee Singers
  • Lamont School of Music
  • Lamont Symphony Orchestra
  • Littleton Chorale
  • Littleton Symphony Orchestra
  • Lonetree Symphony Orchestra
  • Longmont Children’s Chorale
  • Los Angeles Children’s Chorus
  • Matthew Flinders College (Australia)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver Chorale
  • Mountainaires Barbershop Chorus
  • Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra
  • Rotorura Primary School (New Zealand)
  • Parker Symphony Orchestra
  • Phoenix Boychoir
  • Saint John’s Boychoir(Minnesota)
  • Serinette Women’s Choir (England)
  • South Suburban Theater Company
  • Summer Choralfest
  • St. Kentigern College (Australia)
  • St. Mary’s Schola Cantorum
  • St. Patrick’s College (Australia)
  • Tapestry Ladies Choir (England)
  • The Spirituals Project
  • University of Colorado at Boulder Opera
  • Utah Children’s Chorale
  • Vivace Girls Choir (England)
  • Voices West (formerly Littleton Chorale)

Commissioned Works & World Premiers

Dr. David Brunner
If I Could Write A Song/A Song to End All War

Elaine Hagenerg
Sourwood Mountain

James Q. Mulholland
Diary of Dickinson
Will You Teach Me?

Paul Caldwell & Sean Ivory
Ain’t Gonna Study War No More
Up On the Mountain Shouting
“Hope” Is the Thing with Feathers

Graham Lack
A Sphere of Ether

Allan E. Naplan
Sim Shalom

Rich Campbell
We Will Shine Like the Sun – SAB version

Dr. Austin Lovelace
Come Sing in the Springtime
Psalm 150

Jim Papoulis
A World We Cannot See

Bob Chilcott
A Little Jazz Mass
Circles of Motion
The Truth Is Great

Payton MacDonald
Lifeboat Six

Alice Parker
Coo-Coo Bird

Eleanor Daley
A Celtic Blessing of Light

James Q. Mulholland
Diary of Dickinson
Will You Teach Me?

Sarah Quarles
I Remember – SAB version

Dr. Rollo Dilworth
The Colorado Trail
Great Camp Meeting
The Land of Beyond
One Mile
Every Time I Feel the Spirit
Climbing’ Up the Mountain, Children!
Stand Upon the Rock!

Dr. James McCray
American Reflections

Andrea Ramsey
But a Flint Holds Fire

Paul Smith
I Wonder As I Wander