Sacred Singers and Cowboy Poetry with Dr. George Russell

Event Date: May 14, 2006
Location: Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder, CO

 

The Jubilate! Sacred Singers of Boulder performed works celebrating nature and the American West by Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, William Billings, Bob Nolan, William Dawson, and others at Chautauqua Auditorium. Dr. George Russell, a Boulder dermatologist, also performed poetry by Robert Frost and E. E. Cummings.

“We are very pleased to be honoring both the mothers among us and ‘Mother Nature’ on May 14,” said Professor Patty Limerick, Faculty Director of the Center. The May 14 musical celebration of the Center grew out of a 2005 Boulder Rotary fundraiser for the Virginia Patterson Family Birth Center at Boulder Community Hospital, Limerick said.

“I got inspired, during the auction, by my admiration for Virginia Patterson and by the thought of all the mothers and babies who would benefit from the Birth Center,” she said. “So I ended the evening as the owner of a prospective pie, baked by Virginia, and a concert by the very talented singing group, Jubilate!”

The May 14 event kicked off a series of five summer lectures on energy, wildfire, and modern American Indian identity along with a performance of “Tonight! Buffalo Bill!” by Bill Mooney of Boulder.