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What They're Saying About Darlene . . .

It was a pleasure meeting you backstage in California . . . your CDs, [Infinite Voice & Heavenly Peace] are delightfully produced, arranged, and of course, sung! Congratulations on finding a home as a recording artist, and a fellow soprano, with unusual arrangements of familiar repertoire…." 

–Renee Fleming, American Soprano, Grammy Winning Recording Artist


“Traveling the Blissful Highway is adventure music at its best, bravely abjuring the monotonous regime of reality to illuminate a magical new realm of possibilities. Darlene Koldenhoven’s meticulous attention to aesthetic makes each song a lavishly emotional composition unto itself.” 

                                                                                                                                                               –The Akademia Awards 2/17/23

“Traveling the Blissful Highway is a stunning work with a stellar supporting cast. Darlene’s synths and keyboards work the most magic.  To me, it sounds like an homage of sorts to the golden days of the New Age genre. Wow! In my humble opinion, this may be the best album of her career!” 

                                                                                                                                   –Bill Binkelman, Wind and Wire 10/19/22

“Color Me Home, is an exquisite eleven-track excursion which Darlene produced, engineered and composed the lyrics and music for, as well as sings, plays piano, synthesizer, native drums and shakers on. Beautifully and thoughtfully packaged, the CD includes a coloring book depicting images of nature, perfectly illustrating a spectacular collage of diverse arrangements and instruments. . . . Imbued with a brilliant radiance and richness throughout, listening to Color Me Home is akin to observing light hitting a giant crystal prism that emanates all colors of the rainbow. Immaculately produced, the album’s sound quality is superb and the guest performances outstanding, overall culminating in a soulfully rewarding experience that’s filled with joy, serenity and global adventure!                 

~Candice Michelle, JourneyScapesRadio 2/23/17

"Well known New Age songstress Darlene Koldenhoven is a women of many talents. Her voice is a passion infused instrument that has entertained and comforted all for these many years. She has always been a gifted songwriter and now another one of her wonderful skills emerges, that of a talented pianist. I am familiar with her vocal albums, but this completely instrumental album is quite remarkable. On The Grand Piano Spa, she offers up nine nuanced tunes of timeless artistry. If ever there was a time to find the quiet place, to light the candles, and to escape into a personal day of fantasy, that time is now. This lyrical collection of wistful solo piano melodies is the perfect accompaniment."                           - RJ Lannen, Artisan Music Reviews 5/21

“Darlene’s creativity and talent are far above the average you may have become used to in the world of “new music”, and all eleven compositions offered up are her own! … You owe it to your ears, not to mention the health of your soul, to get this for your collection. This upcoming release is surely my favorite vocal/New Age album (yet) for 2017, and gets my MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, as well as an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of a (perfect) 5.00… meaning it also gets a “PICK” for “best enchanted vocal release”!  GET this one… as soon as you can! 

–Rotcod Zzaj, 2/15/17


“Grammy Award Winner and three-time Grammy nominee Darlene Koldenhoven has proven herself over and over to be the nightingale of New Age Music. On her latest offering, Color Me Home she presents a captivating collection of New Age and healing music that is both exhilarating and blissful. These ethereal compositions will add color to anyone’s life.”                                                                                                           –RJ Lannen, Zone Music Reporter  2/19/17                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

" . . . While Darlene’s skills as a pianist are formidable to say the least, I really can’t emphasize enough how impressed I am with her work as a composer, orchestrator, and arranger. Her compositions feel exquisitely crafted and expertly produced. In this regard, the music exudes a polished elegance as well as deep feeling and passionate delivery. . . . There is a cinematic quality to her music, which could easily lend it to being used in a film soundtrack. While Tranquil Times provides a rich listening experience to the ear, it is equally evocative to the minds eye, stimulating luminous inner visual imagery from one track to the next. Although Darlene has the voice of an angel, it is wonderful to see her spreading her wings to reveal her other equally impressive musical gifts."                                                                                                                                                                                                      – Michael Diamond, MusicandMediaFocus 1/17/2013

"Darlene Koldenhoven ascends to heights heretofore unknown with her celestial vocals on Infinite Voice. Her pure, crystalline voice is the one you hear when the golden sun rises, the silver stars shine and the saddened angels weep. Her intricate blend of classical elements and World genres is mesmerizing as well as a feast for the spirit."

– RJ Lannan, New Age Reporter


"She truly does have an outstanding voice. Oftentimes I look for what I call 'the voice of angels' for the channel. Well, I certainly found one in Darlene. She truly is incredible."

–Russ Davis, Program Director, XM Satellite Radio AudioVisions Playlist. Featured: Infinite Voice Tracks 2,3,6,10,11


"Darlene Koldenhoven has a rich, full, and beautiful voice. Her sound blends perfectly with this mix of classical opera, newer music from film scores to Sting, and original music—all beautifully arranged. To find pure human vocal magic, look no further."

–New Age Retailer Magazine. Emlyn Freeman, "Play List Staff Picks” Holiday Issue 2007


“We know that high frequency sound is alerting and stimulating to the mind. Dr. Tomatis, a French physician and pioneer in psychoacoustics, pointed out that the high frequencies nourish our sense of mysticism, spirituality and the expression of our highest ideals. The beautiful silvery voice of Darlene Koldenhoven as expressed in her album Infinite Voice arouses these sensibilities when listened to carefully and deeply, not just as entertainment. As an example, listen to Song of my Soul; feel uplifted out of the personal self and into contact with your essential nature.”

–Dr. Ron Minson, MD, Board Certified Psychiatrist & Neurologist, Tomatis Practitioner & Developer of Dynamic Listening Systems

"This her newest classical crossover album, demonstrates her extraordinary five-octave vocal range and angelic, soul-soaring notes...A sublime, inspirational album."

– Richard Giles, Nexus Magazine, April-May, 2007 worldwide

"Thanks a million for the Infinite Voice CD by Darlene Koldenhoven. It soothes the soul. I shared it with the ER staff at Bear Valley Community Hospital and all were amazed at the relaxing effect it had. I swear it has a healing effect, it is better than medication!"

– Natalie A. Hofmans, Big Bear, CA

"Infinite Voice is one of my favorite albums to pop into the player after a long and difficult day at work. Its soothing lightly classical pieces with Koldenhoven's angelic vocals do much to sooth an agitated spirit and sing peace to the soul. Wonderful Darlene! We need more like this."

–Joan Schutt, Providence, Worth IL



“If everyone started their day listening to Darlene Koldenhoven’s Infinite Voice there would be no savage beast left un-soothed on the planet.”

– Stephanie DuBois, Beck-Smith, nationally syndicated newspaper entertainment column



“. . . Darlene is the only singer I can think of, and I’ve worked with many, whose voice and singing can literally hypnotize and sometimes just plain kills me. I would kiss her feet if I could be assured that my wife wouldn’t punish me for it."

–Ira Newborn, Film Composer - Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Naked Gun 33 1/3,
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective; Guitarist/Musical Director: Manhatten



When former "Sister Act" [sic] choir nun Darlene Koldenhoven let loose a piercing high note near the end of her performance, it may have been the only time in history that an opera singer’s rapturous crowd response was led by someone in the audience yelling...!"

–LA Weekly, Review of DIVAS Simply Singing



"You touched my soul."

–Ben Vereen, Tony Award-winning Actor/Dancer/Singer


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