Phoenix Chorale Announces 2017-18 Season
The Phoenix Chorale has announced its 2017/18 Season. The acclaimed GRAMMY winning Chorale will kick off the season with "Bruffy's Best" a celebration of the incredible tenure of outgoing Artistic Director Charles Bruffy. After 18 seasons marked with multiple GRAMMY nominations and wins, Bruffy will lead his final concerts with The Phoenix Chorale for the October season opening.
Season tickets for the 2017-18 Season are on sale now, with season subscriptions of 3 and 4 concerts starting at $115. Single tickets are also on sale, starting at $35, with discounts available for students, seniors and Military. Tickets maybe purchased at phoenixchorale.org or by calling 602-253-2224.
2017-18 Phoenix Chorale Season
BRUFFY'S BEST October 27-29, 2017 For nearly two decades, our beloved Artistic Director, Charles Bruffy, has brought his unparalleled musicianship, his mastery of the choral repertoire, and his unique sense of style to the Phoenix Chorale. Join us for this unforgettable weekend celebrating Charles' spectacular tenure as our Artistic Director as we perform Bruffy's Best. Comprised of some of the most exquisite and powerful pieces that are close to his heart, we'll reminisce, laugh, and salute Charles the best way we know how - through song.
October 27, 2017 - SAT 3:00 PM - American Lutheran Church, 17200 Del Webb Blvd October 28, 2017 - SAT 7:30 PM - Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt October 29, 2017 - SUN 3:00 PM - Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr
A CHORALE CHRISTMAS December 15-19, 2017
Featuring Assistant Conductor, Kevin Kriegel Gathering friends and family together at Christmas is a special, joyous time bringing heartwarming memories old and new. We invite you to celebrate the season with us as we perform a sparkling array of traditional and popular holiday favorites from the Huron Carol To Winter Wonderland and more!
Now in his 11th Season with the Chorale, tenor and Phoenix Chorale's Assistant Conductor Kevin Kriegel will take the podium for the holiday concerts. A frequent adjudicator and conductor for honor choirs, Kriegel holds Master of Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Choral Conducting from the University of Iowa.
Join this special annual tradition, and come celebrate the holidays with A Chorale Christmas!
December 15, 2017 - FRI 7:30 PM - American Lutheran Church, 17200 Del Webb Blvd December 16, 2017 - SAT 7:30 PM - Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt December 17, 2017 - SUN 3:00 PM - Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr December 18, 2017 - MON 7:30 PM - Brophy Chapel, 4701 N. Central Ave December 19, 2017 - TUE 7:30 PM - Brophy Chapel, 4701 N. Central Ave
NORDIC SONGS March 2-4, 2018
Featuring Guest Conductor, Joshua Habermann
Experience the clear blue light of a Scandinavian sky as the Chorale journeys north. In a program inspired by Nordic folklore, kings, castles and unicorns all make appearances along with the breathtaking beauty of the aurora borealis. Join us as we perform the charming settings from the master composers of Finland, Sweden, Estonia, and, of course, Norway's Ola Gjeilo.
Guest Conductor Joshua Habermann, acclaimed Music Director of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and Chorus Director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus, will lead the concert. A frequent guest conductor for honor choirs and choral festivals in North and Latin America, Europe and Asia, Habermann has recorded several pieces with the choral group Conspirare, which have been nominated for Grammys in the "Best Choral Recordings" and "Best Classical Album" categories.
March 2, 2018 - FRI 7:30 PM - American Lutheran Church, 17200 Del Webb Blvd March 3, 2018 - SAT 7:30 PM - Trinity Episcopal Cathedral , 100 W. Roosevelt March 4, 2018 - SUN 3:00 PM - Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr
SING OF SPRING April 27-29, 2018
Featuring Guest Conductor, Peter Rutenberg Gentle winds, strewn flowers, the loveliest of trees in bloom... Delight in the colors of spring in this brilliant program spanning five centuries, enveloping you in the wonders of nature, young love and new life. Charming choral cycles by Benjamin Britten and American choral master Kirke Mechem headline the program, while poignant miniatures by Monteverdi, Brahms, Lauridsen, Hassler, and Vaughan Williams adorn this musical bouquet.
Special Guest Conductor Peter Rutenberg comes to lead the concert, a prominent leader in the choral field as Founding Music Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Singers & Cappella, and producer for a long-running series for Chorus America. Rutenberg has been nominated for multiple Grammys in the "Classical Producer of The Year" and "Best Choral Performance" categories and in 2007 won the Grammy for the recording of Padilla: Sun of Justice ("Best Small Ensemble Performance"). Rutenberg will make his first appearance with Phoenix Chorale for this uplifting, triumphant finale to the 2017/18 Season!
April 27, 2018 - FRI 7:30 PM - American Lutheran Church, 17200 Del Webb Blvd April 28, 2018 - SAT 7:30 PM - Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt April 29, 2018 - SUN 3:00 PM- Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr
About the Phoenix Chorale: The GRAMMY Award-winning Phoenix Chorale, under the direction of Artistic Director Charles Bruffy, is regarded as one of the finest choral ensembles in North America. What began in 1958 as a small study group of singers became a fully professional choir in 1992 made up of Arizona residents: highly educated and trained singers, teachers and professionals. In 2004, the Phoenix Chorale became the first North American choir to record for the U.K.'s prestigious Chandos Records and since then, the Chorale's recordings have earned a total of eight GRAMMY nominations and two GRAMMY wins. The Phoenix Chorale aims to be the preeminent model for American choral music by redefining the standards of excellence, and its mission to enrich life through excellence and distinction in choral artistry. www.phoenixchorale.org.