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Dr. Anton Armstrong, conductor

It just isn’t Christmas until you hear the Phoenix Chorale sing! Join us this holiday season when internationally renowned conductor Dr. Anton Armstrong leads the Chorale in our annual holiday concerts, ‘A Chorale Christmas.’ One of the world’s pre-eminent choral conductors, Dr. Armstrong has led Minnesota’s St. Olaf Choir for nearly 30 years and has conducted choirs around the world from Taiwan to Prague to Lincoln Center and more. Don’t miss this very special holiday event when Dr. Armstrong brings the spirit of the St. Olaf Christmas Festival to the desert!

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DECEMBER 14, 2018 I 7:30 pm Friday – WEST VALLEY
American Lutheran Church I 17200 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City

DECEMBER 15, 2018 I 7:30 pm Saturday – CENTRAL PHOENIX
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral I 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix

DECEMBER 16, 2018 I 3:00 pm Sunday – NORTH VALLEY
La Casa de Cristo I 6300 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale

DECEMBER 17, 2018 I 7:30 pm Monday – PARADISE VALLEY
Camelback Bible Church I 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley

DECEMBER 18,2018 I 7:30 pm Tuesday – CENTRAL PHOENIX
Brophy Chapel I 4701 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

Dr. Anton Armstrong, is one of the top choral conductors in the world, leading the renowned St. Olaf Choir for nearly 30 years.  Dr. Armstrong is a graduate of St. Olaf College and earned advanced degrees at the University of Illinois and Michigan State University. He has taken the podium in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, including choral festivals at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, collaborations with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at the Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, California, and serving multiple years as clinician for the annual World Symposium on Choral Music (Australia, Denmark and Argentina).  Dr. Armstrong is a distinguished leader for the choral field, serving on the boards of trustees for Chorus America, the American Boychoir School, as well as co-chair for the Artistic Committee for the World Symposium of Choral Music held in Seoul, Korea. In recent years he has guest conducted such noted ensembles as the Utah Symphony and Symphony Chorus, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Westminster Choir, and the American Boychoir. He has also collaborated in concert with Garrison Keillor and Bobby McFerrin.

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