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Requiem: Day of the Dead
November 1-2, 2014

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In several religious traditions around the world, the first days of November are celebrated as All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day, and they are familiar in Mexico and the American Southwest as Dia de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”). We’re honoring this weekend of observances through requiem settings by two choral masters: Herbert Howells and Maurice Duruflé. The Howells Requiem examines the pain of loss, deep grief, and eternal hope; Duruflé wrote his Requiem for choir and organ in memory of his father. We’ll also pay tribute to Dr. Harvey K. Smith, beloved conductor of the Phoenix Boys Choir, with a world premiere written by J.A.C. Redford.

Guest Artist – Jan Kraybill, organ

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NOVEMBER 1, 2014 I 2:00 pm Saturday – WEST VALLEY
Lord of Life Lutheran Church I 13724 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West
*Tickets for this concert are still available and can be purchased at the door starting at 1:00 pm at Lord of Life Lutheran Church.

NOVEMBER 1, 2014 I 7:30 pm Saturday – CENTRAL PHOENIX
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral I 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
*Tickets for this concert are still available and can be purchased at the door starting at 6:30 pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

NOVEMBER 2, 2014 I 3:00 pm Sunday – CENTRAL PHOENIX
First United Methodist Church I 5510 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
*Tickets for this concert are still available and can be purchased at the door starting at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church.


A Chorale Christmas
Music by Arvo Pärt & Ola Gjeilo
December 19-22, 2014

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Rejoice and reflect in the exquisite profundity of Arvo Pärt’s “Magnificat Antiphons” —these tenderly expressed compositions, in Pärt’s own chant-like style, evoke an introspection of Advent. We’ll sing gorgeously arranged Christmas carols by Ola Gjeilo, including “Away in a Manger” and “In the Bleak Midwinter,” and we’ll invite you to lift your voice with us for our annual sing-along tradition.

December 19, 2014 I 7:30 pm Friday – CENTRAL PHOENIX
Brophy Chapel I 4701 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

December 20, 2014 I 2:00 pm Saturday – WEST VALLEY
Lord of Life Lutheran Church I 13724 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West

December 20, 2014 I 7:30 pm Saturday – CENTRAL PHOENIX
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral I 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix

December 21, 2014 I 3:00 pm Sunday – PARADISE VALLEY
Camelback Bible Church I 3900 East Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley

December 22, 2014 I 7:30 pm Monday – CENTRAL PHOENIX
Brophy Chapel I 4701 N. Central Ave., Phoenix


Desert Song
featuring R. Carlos Nakai
March 7-8, 2015

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The Southwest is an expansive desert paradise, rich in hues, history, and heritage. Join us as we channel southwestern culture in concerts featuring Mexican Baroque music by Spanish-born Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, “Mesa Songs” by NAU’s award-winning composer Judith Cloud, and Brent Michael David’s “Native American Suite” featuring nine time Grammy-nominated Native American flutist, R. Carlos Nakai.

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March 7, 2015 I 2:00 pm Saturday – PARADISE VALLEY
Camelback Bible Church I 3900 East Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley

March 7, 2015 I 7:30 pm Saturday – CENTRAL PHOENIX
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix

March 8, 2015 I 3:00 pm Sunday – PARADISE VALLEY
Christ Church of the Ascension I 4015 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley


The Bard’s Tale
Music & Scenes from Shakespeare
April 25-26, 2015

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Shakespeare is revered as mankind’s greatest and most famous playwright. For our final concerts, we’re bringing some of his beloved works to life through song and scene with texts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, and Macbeth. You may recognize some of this program from our 2004 recording, Shakespeare in Song — and we’re welcoming guest actors from Theatre Works.

April 25, 2015 I 2:00 pm Saturday – WEST VALLEY
Peoria Center for the Performing Arts I 8355 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria

April 25, 2015 I 7:30 pm Saturday – CENTRAL PHOENIX
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral I 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix

April 26, 2015 I 3:00 pm Sunday – PARADISE VALLEY
Camelback Bible Church I 3900 East Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley


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