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Featuring music from upcoming “A Chorale Christmas” concerts

IMG_20140916_121211(Phoenix, AZ) – Get into the holiday spirit at the Phoenix Chorale’s next Free Open Rehearsal! On Friday, December 5, the Phoenix Chorale offers a behind-the-scenes look at their upcoming holiday concerts, “A Chorale Christmas: Music by Arvo Pärt & Ola Gjeilo.” And for the first time, this special event also features a special sing-along for the audience to join the Phoenix Chorale in song!

The evening also features a free raffle with the chance to win CDs and concert tickets. The sing-along begins at 8 pm and will feature Erik Goldstrom on the Great Cathedral Organ. Join the Chorale in singing “Joy to the World,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” and “Silent Night.”

 It’s also opening night in the Olney Art Gallery. This month the Olney Gallery is honoring World AIDS Day with several large panels from the AIDS Quilt (in Atwood Hall) and visual art from a variety of artists in the art gallery. Olney Gallery is located inside Trinity Cathedral on the north side of the Cathedral campus.

The Phoenix Chorale’s Free Open Rehearsals give everyone the opportunity to hear the Phoenix Chorale for free. Our Free Open Rehearsals take place inside the historic Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and are held during the First Friday Artwalk along Roosevelt Row from 6:30-9:30pm.

Each Free Open Rehearsal features the Chorale preparing for different upcoming concerts in the season. These rehearsals are presented in a very casual atmosphere – no tickets or reservations needed. Come as you are, whenever you want, stay as long as you’d like, and experience a special behind the scenes look at the music in the making.

PARKING: Parking is free at Free Open Rehearsals and can be found in the garage on the north side of the Cathedral and on neighboring streets.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Take the Metro Light Rail to the Roosevelt Arts District stop.

“A CHORALE CHRISTMAS: Music by Arvo Pärt & Ola Gjeilo” concerts takes place on December 19-22, 2014. An annual tradition for many Valley residents, “A Chorale Christmas” features Christmas carols arranged by Ola Gjeilo, and Arvo Pärt’s Seven Magnificat Antiphons. To purchase concert tickets, visit or call 602-253-2224.

Remaining Phoenix Chorale Open Rehearsals during the 2014/15 Season take place on February 6, 2015 and April 15, 2015. For more information about Free Open Rehearsals, visit or call 602-253-2224.

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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. 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 Phoenix Chorale aims to be the preeminent model for American choral music by redefining the standards of excellence and its mission to enrich life through excellence and distinction in choral artistry. All Phoenix Chorale recordings can be found at