Boulder Bach Festival to Present Zachary Carrettín’s Handel’s ‘Messiah’ & Corelli’s ‘Concerto Noel’

By Afton Wooten

Boulder Bach Festival is set to present a double bill of Zachary’s Carrettín’s arrangement of Handel’s “Messiah” and Arcangel Corelli’s “Concerto Noel” at the Broomfield Auditorium in Broomfield, CO on Dec. 17 and 19. This unique arrangement of “Messiah” will be performed with one-per-part by instrumental and vocal soloists.

Carrenttín will lead the COmpass REsonance (CORE Ensemble) featuring soloists soprano Mara Riley, mezzo-soprano Claire McCahan, tenor Daniel Hutchings, and baritone Adam Ewing. Soprano Mara Riley returns to the Boulder Bach Festival for a second year.

Riley has performed with Eklund Opera Program and other companies, while McCahan was the winner of the 2020 World Bach Competition and the 2020 Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition. Hutchings frequently performs with Baroque and Early Music groups throughout Colorado and the West Coast and Ewing is an Affiliate Professor of Voice at Regis University.

“Our shared vision for these performances seeks contrapuntal clarity and coherent rhetorical dialogue-while engaging in a chamber music collaboration that inspires personal expressivity,” said Zachary Carrettín in a press statement.