Jen Rogers, V.P. of Marketing & Communications
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For Immediate Release
GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING PHOENIX CHORALE
PRESENTS 2013/14 CONCERT SEASON
All Tickets on Sale August 26, 2013
(Phoenix, AZ) – The Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale has announced concert offerings for the 2013-14 Season and all tickets will be on sale starting August 26, 2013. This season, we’re exploring new venues, welcoming new guest artists, and bringing back our favorite choir, the Kansas City Chorale, to share the stage with us. The full concert series includes:
AMAZING GRACE – October 26-27, 2013
We’re welcoming bluegrass band Run Boy Run as our special guests for our down-home “Amazing Grace” program featuring your favorite gospel, spirituals, bluegrass, and hymns. As heard on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, Run Boy Run won band contests at Pickin’ in the Pines (Flagstaff) in 2009 and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2012. Existing in the tension between tradition and frontier, Run Boy Run truly exceeds the sum of its parts, as touches of classical, jazz, and folk express themselves through the old-time core of the band’s unique sound.
October 26, 2013 – 2:00 pm at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts (8355 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria)
October 26, 2013 – 7:30 pm at Central United Methodist Church (1875 N. Central Ave., Phoenix)
October 27, 2013 – 3:00 pm at Camelback Bible Church (3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley)
CEREMONY OF CAROLS: A CHORALE CHRISTMAS – December 19-22, 2013
An annual tradition for many Valley residents, “A Chorale Christmas” features festive favorites along with a special performance by the women of the Phoenix Chorale with renowned Kansas harpist Tabitha Reist Steiner in Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols.
December 19, 2013 – 7:30 pm at Brophy Chapel (4701 N. Central Ave., Phoenix)
December 20, 2013 – 7:30 pm at Brophy Chapel (4701 N. Central Ave., Phoenix)
December 21, 2013 – 2:00 pm at All Saints of the Desert Episcopal Church (9502 W. Hutton Dr., Sun City)
December 21, 2013 – 7:30 pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix)
December 22, 2013 – 3:00 pm at Christ Church of the Ascension (4015 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley)
CELTIC CHORALE – March 15-16, 2014
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us as we journey to the Emerald Isle with song and merriment – we’ll serenade you with traditional Irish aires, wistful love songs, and lilting Celtic tunes.
March 15, 2014 – 2:00 pm at All Saints of the Desert Episcopal Church (9502 W. Hutton Dr., Sun City)
March 15, 2014 – 7:30 pm at Central United Methodist Church (1875 N. Central Ave., Phoenix)
March 16, 2014 – 3:00 pm at Camelback Bible Church (3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley)
WITH THE KANSAS CITY CHORALE – April 26 & 27, 2014
Charles Bruffy’s two GRAMMY Award-winning choirs join forces in Arizona for the first time since 2008. It doesn’t get any better than this!
April 26, 2014 – 7:30 pm at St. Mary’s Basilica (231 N. 3rd St., Phoenix)
April 27, 2014 – 3:00 pm at Camelback Bible Church (3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley)
SPECIAL EVENTS during the 2013-14 Season include:
FREE OPEN REHEARSALS – held on First Friday in October, December, March & April
6:30-9:30 pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix)
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.
October 4, 2013 – preparing for “Amazing Grace”
December 6, 2013 – preparing for “Ceremony of Carols: A Chorale Christmas”
March 7, 2014 – preparing for “Celtic Chorale;” we’re partnering with the Irish Cultural Center to bring special guest performers to honor St. Patrick’s Day;’ and the Irish Cultural Center will be hosting related events within walking distance of the Cathedral
April 4, 2014 – preparing for “With the Kansas City Chorale” concerts; this rehearsal is part of the fourth annual Classical Revolution Phoestival
K-BACH Pre-Concert Talks – Sterling Beeaff of K-BACH 89.5 FM hosts and moderates these pre-concert talks for an in-depth look behind the music and feature up-close and personal talks with Charles Bruffy, Chorale singers, and special guests. Talks begin one hour before the concert begins and are free for ticket holders. This year’s pre-concert talks will be held October 26 (Central United Methodist Church), December 21 (Trinity Cathedral), March 15 (Central United Methodist Church), and April 27 (Camelback Bible Church).
BOYS TO MEN: Festival of the Male Voice – November 2, 2013
Now in its tenth year and hosted by the Orpheus Male Chorus, over 300 men and boys from the Orpheus Male Chorus, Phoenix Metropolitan Men’s Chorus, Spirit of Phoenix, men of the Phoenix Chorale and local junior and senior high schools join together in singing at this yearly festival of the male voice. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Visit Orpheus.org for complete details.
November 2, 2013 – 4:30 pm at Camelback Bible Church (3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley)
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE at SMoCA’s Spring Opening – February 7, 2014
The Phoenix Chorale makes a special appearance at SMoCA’s Spring Opening of The Five Senses, inspired by the sound installation included in the exhibit by artist Janet Cardiff.
February 7, 2014 – TBD at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (7374 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale)
LECTURE DEMONSTRATION on the Irish Vocal Tradition – February 25, 2014
The Phoenix Chorale has partnered with the McClelland Irish Library to present a lecture demonstration on the Irish Vocal Tradition. Chas Moore, Head Librarian of the Irish Cultural Center McClelland Library, leads the lecture and features traditional Irish musical performances. This free event will be held at the Irish Cultural Center.
February 25, 2014 – 7:00 pm at Irish Cultural Center (1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix)
CLASSICAL REVOLUTION PHOESTIVAL – April 4, 2014
The fourth 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 K-BACH 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 4, 2014 – 6:30-9:30 pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix)
SONGFEST: Phoenix Women’s Choir Festival – April 12, 2014
Hosted by the Phoenix Girls Chorus at Camelback Bible Church, the second annual Songfest features women and girls from the Phoenix area including women of the Phoenix Chorale. Visit PhoenixGirlsChorus.org for more information.
April 12, 2014 – 7:00 pm at Camelback Bible Church (3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley)
HOW TO BUY TICKETS
Subscriptions and all tickets will be on sale beginning August 26, 2013 and can be purchased through the Phoenix Chorale’s website: www.phoenixchorale.org or by calling 602-253-2224.
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 56-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.