For Immediate Release: August 9, 2012
Contact: Jen Rogers
Director of Marketing & Communications, Phoenix Chorale
480-204-0101 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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GRAMMY-WINNING PHOENIX CHORALE
PRESENTS 55th SEASON
All Tickets on Sale August 27, 2012
(Phoenix, AZ) – The Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale has announced concert offerings for the 2012-13 Season and all tickets will be on sale starting August 27, 2012. The full concert series includes:
NORDIC VOICES – October 20-21, 2012
“Nordic Voices” features music by composers from the northwestern European countries of Scandinavia with music by Rautavaara, Slogedal, Nystedt, Grieg, Gjeilo, and more.
October 20, 2012 – 2:00 pm – American Lutheran Church (17200 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City)
October 20, 2012 – 7:30 pm – Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix)
October 21, 2012 – 3:00 pm – Christ Church of the Ascension (4015 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley)
GAUDETE! A CHORALE CHRISTMAS – December 20-23, 2012
The Phoenix Chorale celebrates the spirit of the holiday season with favorite Christmas carols and honors the memory of former Phoenix Chorale conductor Anders Öhrwall, performing Öhrwall’s joyful arrangement of Gaudete.
December 20, 2012 – 7:30 pm – Brophy Chapel (4701 N. Central Ave., Phoenix)
December 21, 2012 – 7:30 pm – Brophy Chapel (4701 N. Central Ave., Phoenix)
December 22, 2012 – 2:00 pm – American Lutheran Church (17200 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City)
December 22, 2012 – 7:30 pm – Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix)
December 23, 2012 – 3:00 pm – Christ Church of the Ascension (4015 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley)
VOX FEMINA – March 2 & 3, 2013
Honoring Women’s History Month, the Phoenix Chorale presents a musical celebration of women and women composers with music by Cecilia McDowell, Joan Szymko, Frank Ferko, Benjamin Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia, and more.
March 2, 2013 – 2:00 pm – American Lutheran Church (17200 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City)
March 2, 2013 – 7:30 pm – Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix)
March 3, 2013 – 3:00 pm – Christ Church of the Ascension (4015 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley)
MUSIC FROM THE SILVER SCREEN – April 27 & 28, 2013
The Phoenix Chorale explores some of the greatest choral music featured in your favorite feature films like Morricone’s soundtrack to The Mission — plus arrangements of Barber’s Adagio for Strings from Platoon, upbeat tunes from Disney, and much more!
April 27, 2013 – 2:00 pm at American Lutheran Church (17200 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City)
April 27, 2013 – 7:30 pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix)
April 28, 2013 – 3:00 pm at Christ Church of the Ascension (4015 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley)
SPECIAL EVENTS during the 2012-13 Season include:
Open Rehearsals – held on First Friday in October, December, February & April
Each season the Phoenix Chorale hosts four Open Rehearsals that are free and open to the public. Held throughout the season, open rehearsals offer a chance for everyone to experience the Phoenix Chorale for free – and to get a special behind-the-scenes look at music in the making. This season’s four open rehearsals coincide with the First Friday Artwalk and take place inside Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Phoenix. Trinity Cathedral is located on the northwest corner of Roosevelt and 1st Avenue, just west of the Roosevelt Arts District light rail stop.
October 5, 2012 – 6:30-9:30 pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix)
December 7, 2012 – 6:30-9:30 pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix)
February 1, 2013 – 6:30-9:30 pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix)
April 5, 2013 – 6:30-9:30 pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix)
Boys to Men – November 3, 2012
Now in its ninth year and hosted by the Orpheus Male Chorus, the Boys to Men project aims to promote community-wide access to choral training and development for young male singers. Junior and senior high school male singers are engaged by the highest level of artistic leadership and are encouraged to continue singing after their school experiences. Over 300 men and boys from the Orpheus Male Chorus, Arizona State University, Phoenix Metropolitan Men’s Chorus, Spirit of Phoenix, Phoenix Chorale and local junior and senior high schools join together in singing at this yearly festival of the male voice. Tickets are just $5 and can be purchased at the door. Visit Orpheus.org for complete details.
November 3, 2012 – 4:30 pm – Camelback Bible Church (3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley)
Classical Revolution Phoestival – April 5, 2013
The third annual Classical Revolution Phoestival is hosted by the Phoenix Chorale and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and is presented by Classical Revolution Phoenix. The Phoestival features multiple stages and a variety of chamber ensembles from brass to winds to strings and more – The Phoestival is held during Phoenix’s monthly Artwalk and coincides with the Chorale’s free open rehearsal. Sponsored by KBAQ 89.5 FM and the Phoenix Chorale, the festival will be held at Trinity Cathedral and begins at 6:30 pm. Admission is free and open to the public.
April 5, 2013, 6:30-9:30 pm – Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix)
KBAQ 89.5 FM Talks at Trinity – KBAQ 89.5 FM’s music director, Sterling Beeaff, hosts and moderates these pre-concert talks for an in-depth look at the music. “Talks at Trinity” feature up-close and personal talks with Charles Bruffy, Chorale singers, and special guests. Talks begin at 6:30pm and take place before the concert begins in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral’s Atwood Hall (100 W. Roosevelt St.) on October 20, December 22, March 2 and April 27.
HOW TO BUY TICKETS
Subscriptions and all tickets will be on sale beginning August 27, 2012 and can be purchased through the Phoenix Chorale’s website: www.phoenixchorale.org or by calling 602-253-2224.
Subscriptions: 4-Concert subscriptions are $120. 3-Concert subscriptions are $90.
Single Tickets: General admission single tickets are $28; students are $12. Tickets to our Christmas concerts are $30 for general admission; $14 for students. Seniors receive a $5 off the general admission ticket price. (All tickets are $5 more when purchased the day of the concert.)
25 & Under Rush Tickets – Starting 15 minutes before concert time, anyone 25 years old and younger (with ID) can purchase Rush Tickets for just $5. Rush Tickets are subject to availability, cannot be reserved in advance, and are not guaranteed.
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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. The Chorale has developed that reputation through live performances across the U.S. and in Canada, along with a series of recordings treasured by music lovers and played by radio stations around the globe.
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 newest addition to their discography was released in 2012, titled “Northern Lights,” and features music composed by Ola Gjeilo, the Chorale’s 2009-10 composer-in-residence.
The Phoenix Chorale aims 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. In its 55-year history, the Phoenix Chorale’s conductors have included Millicent Wesley (the Chorale’s first conductor from 1958), Wallace Hornibrook, Dan Durand, Vance George, Anders Öhrwall, Jon Washburn, and Charles Bruffy.
The Phoenix Chorale, ensemble-in-residence at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Phoenix, is sponsored in part through grants and funding from Cathedral Arts, Sundome Performing Arts Association, Arizona Commission on the Arts, City of Phoenix Office of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Quail Distributing. More information is available at www.phoenixchorale.org.