Forget Jingle Bells

"By performing holiday pieces you haven't heard before mixed with more familiar pieces arranged in a way you haven't experienced, we're bringing a fresh perspective to traditional holiday music," says Tom Morgan, artistic director of Ars Nova (or "New Art" in Latin).

In other words, if you're looking for a "Jingle bells/Batman smells/Robin laid an egg"-type evening of Christmas jingles, then innerLight: Christmas With Ars Nova is definitely not the holiday show for you. However, if you're after something a little more original this season, stop by St. Elizabeth's of Hungary Church on the Auraria campus tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of choir music ranging from medieval carols to the works of Renaissance masters such as Robert Parsons and William Byrd and more contemporary pieces from Colorado composer R. Anthony Lee.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and $12 for students. For information, call 303-499-3165 or go to
Fri., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., 2007

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