An oratorio began as a religious concert, which was coupled with narration to tell a story. Now many communities, including the city of Pueblo, are using the art form and some advanced technology to tell their town’s rich and often poignant history. KRCC’s Kate Jonuska recorded an early rehearsal of “The Song of Pueblo,” and has this story.

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Song of Pueblo musicians: Johnny Watson, percussionist; David Enkey, octave mandolin and native american flute and classical guitar and banjo; Linda Ammon, keyboards; Tom Munch, guitar

Upcoming 2011 performance dates:

June 18
July 20
August 26
September 16

 

One Response to The Song of Pueblo

  1. Karen Shoemaker says:

    What a wonderful story and told very well.

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