Phoenix Chorale Delights With SING OF SPING
Phoenix Chorale brings its final concert of the season, SING OF SPRING, a wondrous bouquet of music inspired by nature and the season.
Led by Guest Conductor Peter Rutenberg, SING OF SPRING includes such gorgeous choral pieces as Lauridsen's Contre qui, rose (from Les Chansons des Roses,) Vaughan Williams Loch Lomand and Britten's Choral Dances from "Gloriana." Other highlights include Monteverdi delightful Ecco mormorar l'onde and Brahms' O süsser Mai, each rejoicing in the many splendors of the month of May.
SING OF SPRING will be performed April 27 through 29 at venues around the Valley. Tickets are $35 adults/$30 seniors and $15 students when purchased in advance by calling 602.253.2224 or online at phoenixchorale.org
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.
Guest conductor Peter Rutenberg is the founding Music Director of Los Angeles Singers & Cappella and produced a long-running radio series for Chorus America. He is a Grammy-winning conductor and record producer working with professional ensembles across the country. Learn more
APRIL 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm Friday - WEST VALLEY
American Lutheran Church, 17200 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City
APRIL 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm Saturday - CENTRAL PHOENIX
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
APRIL 29, 2018 at 3:00 pm Sunday - PARADISE VALLEY
Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley
Tickets: $35 adults, $30 seniors and active military and $15 students
Box Office: 602.253.2224 phoenixchorale.org
The Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale is regarded as one of the finest choral ensembles in North America. The 28-voice professional chorus has developed this reputation through live performances across Arizona, the U.S., and in Canada, along with a series of recordings treasured by music lovers and played by radio stations around the world. The Phoenix Chorale began in 1958 as a small study group of singers performing music of the Renaissance and Baroque eras and quickly evolved into a performing ensemble. In 1992, the ensemble transitioned into a professional choir, and to this day, the ensemble's roster is made up of Arizona residents: highly educated and trained singers with a variety of careers, including teaching music. In 2004, the Phoenix Chorale became the first North American choir to record for the U.K.'s Chandos Records and since then, the Chorale's recordings have earned a total of eight Grammy nominations and two Grammy wins. In its 60-year history, conductors of the Chorale have included Millicent Wesley, Wallace Hornibrook, Dan Durand, Vance George, Anders Öhrwall, Jon Washburn, and Charles Bruffy. The Phoenix Chorale's vision is to be the preeminent model for American choral music by redefining standards of excellence and its mission is to enrich life through excellence and distinction in choral artistry.The Phoenix Chorale, ensemble-in-residence at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Phoenix, is sponsored in part through grants, funding, and support from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Arizona Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.