Choirtap

2010 March 10
by Phoenix Chorale

Choirtap [k-wire-tap] - noun, verb, -tapped, -tapping, adjective.

-noun
1. a blog on, about, for and/or by the Phoenix Chorale. the act or instance of writing a blog about or pertaining to the Phoenix Chorale
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10 Year Anniversary

2014 August 29
by Phoenix Chorale

Shakespeare 10 yrs v9

“Where has this fabulous choir been all my life?” – American Record Guide

That’s the opening line of our first review by the American Record Guide in 2004. It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since we released Shakespeare in Song! 10 years ago we were known as the Phoenix Bach Choir and we released our first solo recording. Shakespeare in Song is also our first recording on Chandos Records.

We’re excited to bring many of these songs to you at the end of our season LIVE when we present The Bard’s Tale: Music & Scenes from Shakespeare (April 25-26, 2015). And we’ve invited actors from Theater Works to help us bring the music to life! Concert details >>

Listen to Shakespeare in Song:

“A Sense of Downtown: Phoenix Chorale”

2014 August 28
by Phoenix Chorale

From Downtown Phoenix Journal by Colin Columna:

Downtown is more than a grid system of streets and square miles. It is defined by something more. In this short series, new DPJ contributor, Colin Columna hones in on the five senses as his guide to explore what makes downtown Phoenix unique.

With our ears attuned to the nuanced sounds of downtown Phoenix, from the distinctive “ding ding” of an approaching light rail train, to the sounds of laughter from people on their bikes and a radio playing from the open window of a passing car, we begin. Our first stop on this downtown sensory tour is along Phoenix’s cultural highway, Central Avenue, at the intersection with Roosevelt Street. On the northwest corner stands the landmark Trinity Cathedral, spiritual home of the Episcopal congregation and secular home to the renowned Phoenix Chorale.

Read the entire article here >>

 

Fall 2014 Internship available

2014 July 10
by Phoenix Chorale

Now taking applications! We’re seeking applicants for our Fall 2014 Internship (deadline is August 29, 2014). More info on how to apply here >>

Each semester, our Marketing & Communications Intern gets to experience a wide range of topics in the world of non-profit administration and the performing arts. If you are looking for some real-world experience in social media, event planning and promotion, non-profit administration, and MUCH more, this is the internship for you!

Here are some of the cool things our previous interns have gotten to be part of: 

Still need convincing? Check us out on FacebookTwitter, & Instagram – and here’s a little glimpse of who we are:

Check out our 2013/14 concert trailers that were co-produced by last season’s interns:

Apply now! The deadline to apply is August 29, 2014.

2013/14 Season Highlights – Flipagram

2014 June 27
by Phoenix Chorale

Thanks to you this season RACH’d! We sold more tickets than ever before, 76% of our concerts were SOLD OUT, and we recorded Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil with the Kansas City Chorale in May.

Here are some of our favorite moments from this incredibly memorable year:

Our fiscal year ends on Monday, June 30. If you have been thinking about making a contribution to our season, this is your last chance. Thank you for your support!
Donate to the Phoenix Chorale

Thank you!

2014 May 21
by Phoenix Chorale

PhotoGrid_1400629044465Thanks to YOUR SUPPORT, we are heading to Kansas City this weekend to record a “RACH for the Ages!” During our 30-day spring fund drive, we all worked towards achieving our goals and thanks to your overwhelming support, we raised over $52,000!

Get a behind-the-scenes view and follow the excitement of the recording process this weekend on Facebook and Twitter.

We’re still training for the recording, so here’s one more tip we found to help us prepare!

Rachmaninoff’s ALL-NIGHT VIGIL

2014 May 20
by Phoenix Chorale

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Friday, May 23, 2014
Kansas City, MO

We’re going to Kansas City! Don’t miss Charles Bruffy’s two GRAMMY Award–winning choirs — joining forces for the first time in Kansas City since 2008 to sing the pinnacle of Russian sacred music, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil. This is one musical experience you won’t want to miss!

BUY Tickets >>
LEARN about the Kansas City Chorale >>

Watch the concert trailer >>

New music video! Evening Prayer by Ola Gjeilo

2014 May 6
by Phoenix Chorale

We are excited to share with you that Ola Gjeilo’s “Evening Prayer” has been published! This piece was commissioned for us by former Phoenix Chorale board member Donna Corcoran and it is the last track on our Northern Lights recording.

“Evening Prayer” by Ola Gjeilo
from Northern Lights: Choral Works by Ola Gjeilo (Chandos 2012)
Featuring Ted Belledin (tenor sax), Ola Gjeilo (piano), Phoenix Chorale, and Charles Bruffy, Artistic Director

Buy the score: http://www.jwpepper.com/Evening-Prayer/10445648.item
- Sheet music by Walton Music (US)/Edition Peters (EU)
- Alternate solo parts available for alto/soprano sax and trumpet/flugelhorn.

OLA GJEILO
Ola Gjeilo – http://olagjeilo.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/olagjeilopage
Twitter – https://twitter.com/olagjeilo

Photographs by Trey Ratcliff.

LIVE WEBCAST Interview with Charles Bruffy

2014 May 5
by Phoenix Chorale

Bruffy 1 czFriday, MAY 9 — 5:00 PM (MST)
CASUAL CONVERSATIONS with Tesfa Wondemagegnehu

Classical MPR’s Tesfa Wondemagegnehu welcomes Charles Bruffy as the featured guest on his program, Casual Conversations, this Friday night. Hear Charles discuss his artistry, the collaborations between the Phoenix Chorale and Kansas City Chorale, his work with the Kansas City Symphony Chorus, and more! The LIVE Google Hangout will last about half an hour. Now is your chance to submit your own questions for Charles when he is in the ‘hot seat.’ 

“Charles Bruffy has an extraordinary ability to transform the printed score into the most vivid images and emotional states. His interpretations are leaving an indelible impression on the history of American choral performance.” -  Tesfa Wondemagegnehu

Submit your questions now! Be sure to include #AskBruffy with your question.

And then TUNE IN at 5:00 PM (MST):

If you have a Google account: https://plus.google.com/events/cig3gtkffvke3935ufarnu01jqo

Or watch it LIVE here: