Nurturing the Human Spirit through the Arts

Arts for the SoulArts for the Soul at First United Methodist Church of Boulder celebrates the power of the arts to touch our human spirits in meaningful, energizing and enlarging ways. The arts have the potential to by-pass the clutter in our minds, focus us in the present moment and open our souls to new awareness, purpose and meaning in our lives. Arts for the Soul promotes all forms of art which encourage a healing connection with a transcendent presence, with others, and with our own best selves.

Seicento Baroque Ensemble
Continuing to embrace and reinvigorate one of the valuable roles of the institutional church throughout history, Arts for the Soul developed the concept of Artists in Residence at First United Methodist Church of Boulder. Our first endorsement was of the  Seicento Baroque Ensemble, a 24 voice semi-professional, auditioned chamber choir specializing in the 17th and 18th century music and historically informed baroque performance practices. Evanne Browne, our church’s Director of Music from 2005-2016, was the Founding Artistic Director of Seicento; she resigned her position with Seicento in April of 2017.

Arts for the Soul is also proud to sponsor these other Artists in Residence/Ensembles:

Sphere Ensemble

Barbara Olson, Fiber Artist

Rich Saxon, Photographer