The 2016–17 Colorado Symphony concert season marks the 33rd year of the Colorado Symphony Chorus. Founded in 1984 by Duain Wolfe at the request of Gaetano Delogu, then the symphony’s music director, the chorus has grown over the past three decades into a nationally respected ensemble of 180 volunteers joining the Colorado Symphony for numerous live performances and radio and television broadcasts to critical acclaim. The chorus has appeared at noted music festivals in the Rocky Mountain region, including the Colorado Music Festival, the Grand Teton Music Festival, and the Bravo! Vail Music Festival, where it has performed with the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. For more than two decades, the chorus has been featured at the Aspen Music Festival with conductors including Lawrence Foster, James Levine, Murry Sidlin, Leonard Slatkin, Robert Spano, and David Zinman. The Colorado Symphony Chorus’s recordings include a Naxos release of Roy Harris’s Symphony No. 4 and a recent Hyperion release of Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem and Stephen Hough’s Missa Mirabilis. In 2009, in celebration of the chorus’s 25th anniversary, Duain Wolfe conducted the chorus on a three-country, two-week concert tour of Europe, presenting the Verdi Requiem in Budapest, Vienna, Litomysl, and Prague. In 2016 the chorus returned to Europe for concerts in Paris, Strasbourg, and Munich. Singers travel to Denver each week — from Evergreen to Lochbuie and Boulder to Castle Rock — for a total of about 80 rehearsals and performances a year.