The Evergreen Chorale (EC) is a vibrant performing arts organization and community partner that produces choral concerts and musical theater shows, and provides a fully equipped venue for other performing arts organizations. Since its “birth” in 1972 when a group of friends gathered around a piano, the EC has grown to a diverse body of over 100 talented and committed performers, become owner of a performing arts venue (Center Stage), and partnered with several performing arts organizations throughout Jefferson County and the greater Denver area to present choral concerts and stage musicals for a wide variety of patrons from throughout the region. In addition, the EC works to promote the arts as an economic force in Evergreen through membership in Arts Alive, the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce, and the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.
From its first age as a small community singing group, the EC has evolved tremendously over the past 44 years into one of the premier community choirs in the state, as well as a producer of high-quality musicals noteworthy for the professional caliber of its performers. The EC draws members, performers, and patrons from within and well beyond the mountain community; a testament to its success and growing reputation. We open Center Stage to community performing arts groups, as a meeting space for local organizations, and as a satellite exhibit space for local artists.
Christine Gaudreau is now in her seventh season as the EC’s artistic and musical director. Her energy and vision have enabled the Chorale to expand in terms of membership and artistic reach, enhancing the quality of its musical productions and establishing partnerships with such noted groups as the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, Colcannon, The Queen City Jazz Band, Fiesta Colorado, Rocky Mountain Brass Works, Kutandara and the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra. Under her direction the Chorale was recognized in the Denver Post and in 5280 Magazine during the past two seasons. The Chorale’s most recent production of “My Fair Lady” has received 20 nominations for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Denver Awards – among others for Best Music Director of a musical. Christine holds degrees in voice performance, music education and music history and a Master’s in Conducting.
In July 2016 Christine led the Chorale on a European Tour, visiting Italy, Austria, and Germany. During the tour they had the privilege of singing at mass at St. Mark’s in Venice, the Salzburg Dom in Austria, and in the Regensburg Cathedral in Christine’s home town in Germany. Other recent highlights include study with Helmuth Rilling at the International Bach Festival in Oregon, study with Dr. Brady Allred and in 2015, study at the International Yale Choral Festival in the C21C Conducting Master Class. Christine also maintains an active voice studio and her students have been accepted for admission at the Julliard School of Music, the Cincinnati Conservatory, the Peabody Institute of Music, the Lamont School of Music, and many others. In 2017 Christine will produce and music direct one of two first time performances of “Billy Elliot The Musical” in Colorado.