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Performing Arts in Pueblo County - Music
The musical arts of Pueblo County have grown over the last three decades to a level of sophistication and mastery that have become internationally recognized and critically acclaimed.
The Pueblo Symphony Orchestra has been a standard of excellence in classical music for over 80 years throughout Pueblo County and the surrounding regions. Under the guidance of CSU-Pueblo’s Dr. Jacob Chi for the last two decades, the Orchestra has reached new heights of artistic excellence. The Pueblo Symphony Orchestra performs throughout the late Autumn, Winter, and early Spring seasons.
Since its formation 20 years ago in Moscow, the award-winning Veronika String Quartet (VSQ) has established itself as an outstanding ensemble, known for its versatility and “extraordinary musicianship”. The unique sound of this all-female quartet has led to success in international competitions as well in concert halls throughout the U.S. and abroad. The VSQ has performed widely in the U.S., Australia, Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, and currently resides in Southern Colorado where its members are Artists-in-Residence at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
Over the years, Pueblo’s choral tradition has taken different forms but remained true to its goal of providing top quality music to Southeastern Colorado. The Pueblo Choral Society maintains an average of about 65 singers throughout a concert season, which includes five or more appearances. Singers are recruited from Pueblo and surrounding communities such as Pueblo West, Cañon City, and Westcliffe. The PCS frequently joins other performing arts organizations in producing concert events during the year. Such organizations include the Pueblo Children's Chorale, the CSU-Pueblo Concert Choir, CSU-Pueblo Orchestra, and the Fremont Civic Choir.
The Pueblo Children’s Chorale has sung for a variety of audiences including the Jubilee of Liberty Medal Ceremony, Colorado Day at the state capitol, and the Children’s Summit of Pueblo. They have performed 4 years with the Sangre De Cristo Dancerz for Hot Fudge Friday, and have participated with the Pueblo Chorale for 10 years in their annual Christmas concert. The chorus performed for Lt. Governor Rogers at a press conference held in their honor in recognition of June 12th, 2000 being Pueblo Children’s Chorale Day.