Music With A Mission Concert Series


Dee Dee AtwoodI am delighted to announce Good Shepherd’s 2016-2017 Music with a Mission Concert Series lineup! We are now in our second year of this ever growing platform for artists and music lovers alike – all while raising funds and awareness for area mission organizations.  As an extension of Good Shepherd's Outreach Program, each concert will be free of charge and will pair a musical performance with a local mission organization.  During the intermission portion of the evening, the sponsoring mission will make a brief presentation about their work, and a “love offering” will be collected, with all proceeds going to the mission organization. Our success depends mainly on our very generous donors and our many concert attendees, so I invite you to join us in supporting this very important series. Please take a few moments to look through our season. An invitation to become an “Angel” of our series can be found in the sidebar to the right.  I look forward to seeing you at our concerts, and receiving your input and suggestions.

 DeeDee Atwood, Contemporary Music Director & Concert Series Chairperson 

2016-2017 SEASON

Sing for Life Concert, Friday, September 30, 2016 @ 7 pm

Sing for Life logo

Partnering Mission: Donate Life Colorado

Over 120 voices from three outstanding local choirs (Kantorei, Cherry Creek High School’s Meistersingers, and the Good Shepherd’s Choir ) will join forces to present this concert featuring the works of local composer/pianist Dr. Stephen Fiess.  The concert is a celebration of life which commemorates the 10 year anniversary of the successful kidney transplant between two of Good Shepherd’s parishioners.  Come and hear their amazing story of hope and love told in both their own words and through the music of Dr. Fiess. In addition, each choir will perform selections from their individual repertoires.  An uplifting evening with a powerful message.


African Children's Choir, Wednesday, October 19, 2016 @ 7 pm

African Children's Choir

Partnering Mission:  African Children's Choir

Your heart will melt as you watch these charming African children, aged 7 to 10 years old, perform their delightful African tunes accompanied by ethnic instrumentation.  The program features well-loved children’s songs, hand clapping, traditional spirituals and contemporary tunes.  In spite of the tragedy that has marred their young lives, the children are radiant with hope, musically gifted and wonderfully entertaining. The choirs’ mission is to generate hope, healing and justice for the innocent and vulnerable children of Africa caught up in areas of conflict and crisis, to enable these children to become ChangeMakers in Africa.

Kaia Kena & Friends,

Winter Solstice: A Night of Story & Song

Friday, January 13, 2017 @ 7 pm

Kaia Kena

Partnering Mission: Urban Peak Teen Shelter

Join us for a night of original songs and heartwarming stories with local singer-songwriter Kaia Kena, who has been performing in and around Denver since 2012. Kaia is a powerful writer and performer with influences not limited to Joni Mitchell, Florence + the Machines, & Ellie Goulding. A grad from CU Denver's MEIS program, she released her debut EP Come Running Back in 2012, and will release her new EP in 2017. Her versatility in performing solo acoustic or with a band helps her touch audiences from all backgrounds.



17th Avenue Allstars

17th Avenue Allstars, Friday, February 17, 2017 @ 7 pm

Partnering Mission: Covenant Cupboard Food Bank

The 17th Avenue Allstars are celebrating their 27th year as one of Denver, Colorado’s top musical acts singing contemporary a cappella. The Allstars have performed across the United States and opened for National Acts such as: BB King, The Temptations, Dave Mason,  Mel Torme, and Robert Cray. The Allstars were named the official anthem singers of the Denver Broncos.  From the Doo-Wop favorites of the 50’s to Contemporary A Cappella covers; straight ahead rock tunes or a cappella vocal jazz, the 17th Avenue Allstars are talented performers who appeal to all audiences!  Because of their incredible vocal blend and percussive vocal techniques, you won't believe you are only hearing five voices.


Peter & Will Anderson Jazz Trio, Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 7 pm

Peter & Will Anderson

Partnering Mission:  St. Francis Center / St. Clare's Ministries 

”Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” (New York Times) Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary set of brothers performing music today. They’re known for their exciting arrangements of jazz classics and fresh original music. Hailing from Washington, DC, they were recognized internationally as teenagers by Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead, the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, and NFAA Young Arts.  Performing for us as a trio with a jazz guitarist, we are proud to bring their upbeat, toe tapping music to the city of Centennial.



2015-2016 SEASON

GRAND TANGO, Friday, October 23, 2015 @ 7 pm


Partnering Mission:  Local homeless and hungry projects


Grand Tango was created with the goal of bringing audiences new piano and cello performances featuring original arrangements of the music of Astor Piazzolla.  For 30 years, Carl Algermissen and Ethan Lazarus have been performing together, bringing their unique sound to audiences, and introducing the music of Argentinian tango composer Astor Piazzolla to two instruments he rarely composed for: piano and cello.  Piazzolla’s musical style, a ‘fusion’ of the tango tradition with classical and jazz elements, inspired Mr. Algermissen and Mr. Lazarus to take this phenomenal music and make it their own.  The result of these effort led to their debut professional recording, Evenings with Astor, a compilation of 12 original arrangements, and a new recording currently in production.



VOICES WEST SELECT, Friday, November 13th, 2015 @ 7 pm

Voices West SelectPartnering Mission:  Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry


Join us for a spectacular evening of Broadway favorites with selections from Fiddler on the roof, South Pacific, Les Miserables, and more performed by this 8 member select vocal group.  Comprised of talented singers auditioned from the larger ranks of Voices West, Voices West Select is an exciting new chamber choir led by Voices West Assistant Conductor Daniel Mullens. Voices West Select is uniquely flexible in repertoire and skilled in a variety of musical styles – from Broadway to jazz to pop to classical.



DANNY COMBS, Friday, January 22, 2016 @ 7 pm

DannyCombsPartnering Mission:  Jamaica Medical Dental Mission


Join Danny Combs, acoustic fingerstyle guitarist, for an evening of original compositions plus unique arrangements of some familiar tunes.  Danny is a Grammy award-winning music teacher and nationally recognized recording artist. He is the youngest artist to write and record for the Grammy winning label, Solid Air Records. He balances his time between his love for teaching music and composing instrumental guitar music.


, Friday, February 19th, 2016 @ 7 pm

pinkChampagnePartnering Mission: Denver chapter of the USO


Step back in time for a nostalgic tribute to the great music of the 1940’s with Pink Champagne, a delightful women’s trio reminiscent of the Andrew Sisters.  Pink Champagne has been captivating audiences for over 20 years with their authentic 40’s vocal blend and sparkling personalities.  So get ready for a “Sentimental Journey” of hits from Cole Porter, Glen Miller, The Andrew Sisters and more with this evening benefiting the Denver Chapter of the USO!

ASTER WOMEN’S CHOIR, Friday, April 22nd, 2016, @ 7 pm

AstorWomensPartnering Mission:  The Crisis Center

POETS, PATRIOTS AND PIONEERS: Celebrating Women’s Words

ASTER Women’s Chamber Choir was founded by Artistic Director, Christina Lynn-Craig in the Spring of 2000.  This Broomfield based multi-generational choir continues its mission of “exploring women’s lives and music” by singing pieces composed by women, with texts by women, or pieces which were sung by women in the course of their daily lives.  The concert will include a wide range of musical settings, from the delicate and mysterious poems of Emily Dickinson, to the stirring words of Sojourner Truth, from a humble Revolutionary War bride’s Valentine poem written for her beloved husband to Kathryn Lee Bates’ inspirational ode to America’s beauty, this program is sure to inspire the audience.