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For Immediate Release: November 16, 2010
Contact: Jen Rogers, 480-204-0101
Box Office: 602-253-2224


Concert Marathon Begins December 16-20
With 6 Concerts – in a Row – in 5 Days Across the Valley

(Phoenix, AZ) – The Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale celebrates the spirit of the holiday season presenting its fifth annual “Home for the Holidays” concert series. The popular concerts feature a well-rounded balance of holiday favorites mixed with new and traditional works in six performances over a five-day concert run in Phoenix, Paradise Valley and Sun City starting December 16-20.

The “Home for the Holidays” concerts feature two American premieres by English composer Cecilia McDowall titled Cantate, Astra and Of a Rose. Also on the program are Christmas carols from the Colonial American period, Johannes Brahms’s motet Es ist das Heil uns kommen her [The Son of God Is Come to Earth], Kirke Mechem’s Seven Joys of Christmas, and more.

The Thursday, December 16 concert begins at 7:30 pm at Brophy Chapel in Central Phoenix (4701 N. Central Ave.). Since 2003, the Phoenix Chorale has been one of very few ensembles allowed to perform in this intimate venue – which is beautifully decorated during the holiday season, creating a lovely and unique experience. Built in 1928, Brophy Chapel’s entrance is marked by large wooden doors that hint at the Spanish influence felt throughout the chapel.

The Saturday evening concert on December 18 begins at 7:30 pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Phoenix (100 W. Roosevelt). This concert includes the pre-concert KBAQ 89.5 FM “Talks at Trinity,” hosted by KBAQ Music Director Sterling Beeaff and offers an in-depth look at the music. The pre-concert talk begins at 6:30 pm (one hour before the concert starts).

The Friday, December 17 concert begins at 7:30 pm at All Saints Lutheran Church in North Phoenix (15649 N. 7th St.). The Saturday matinee on December 18 begins at 2:00 pm at American Lutheran Church in Sun City (17200 Del Webb Boulevard, Sun City). The Sunday, December 19 matinee begins at 3:00 pm at Christ Church of the Ascension in Paradise Valley ( 4015 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley). The Monday, December 20 concert begins at 7:30 pm at Central United Methodist Church in Central Phoenix (1875 N. Central Ave., Phoenix).

Tickets will be available for sale at all concerts starting at least one hour before the concert begins.

25 & UNDER FREE: Each season, hundreds of students, children and young adults enjoy the Phoenix Chorale for free with the “25 & Under Free” extreme rush ticket program. This program allows anyone ages 25 years old and younger to attend. These seats are subject to availability and are not guaranteed to be available at every concert. A ticketed parent or legal guardian must accompany patrons under 16 years of age. Please note: “25 & Under Free” tickets will NOT be available for  the December 16 “Home for the Holidays” concert at Brophy Chapel. More information is available on our website at

SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS are still available in 3-Concert Series packages for just $75! All tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 602-253-2224.

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“Home for the Holidays”

Charles Bruffy,
Artistic Director

December 16, 2010 – Thursday at 7:30 pm
Brophy Chapel (4701 N. Central Ave., Phoenix)

December 17, 2010 – Friday at 7:30 pm
All Saints Lutheran Church (15649 N. 7th St., Phoenix)

December 18, 2010 – Saturday at 2:00 pm
American Lutheran Church (17200 Del Webb Boulevard, Sun City)

December 18, 2010 – Saturday at 7:30 pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (100 West Roosevelt Street, Phoenix)
*KBAQ 89.5 FM Talks at Trinity start at 6:30 pm

December 19, 2010 – Sunday at 3:00 pm
Christ Church of the Ascension (4015 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley)

December 20, 2010 – Monday at 7:30 pm
Central United Methodist Church (1875 N. Central Ave., Phoenix)

Advance Tickets:
$25 General Admission
$20 Seniors and Military
$10 Students

*Please note that all tickets purchased at the door the day of the concert are $5.00 more.

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This concert will also be performed as part of the Globe Miami Community Concert Series on Saturday, December 11 at 4:00 p.m at Miami High School (Ragus Road in Miami-Globe, AZ). Tickets for this concert can be purchased by calling 928-425-3020 or online here. Phoenix Chorale Season Tickets will not be accepted at this concert.

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About the Phoenix Chorale: The Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale is regarded as one of the finest professional choral ensembles in America and is equally dedicated to the creation and performance of new music, which it intermingles with more traditional concert literature. Audiences around the world have been treated to the sounds of the Chorale through live performances across the United States and in Canada, and in live broadcasts and recordings on radio stations across the globe.

In 2004, the Phoenix Chorale became the first North American choir to release an album on Chandos Records, one of the largest independent classical record labels in the world. The Phoenix Chorale’s newest solo recording, Spotless Rose, was released in September 2008, and received a Grammy Award nomination for ‘Best Classical Album,’ and won a Grammy for ‘Best Small Ensemble Performance.’ Rheinberger: Sacred Choral Works is the Phoenix Chorale’s third joint-recording in a series of albums on the Chandos Record label with the Kansas City Chorale and received two Grammy Award nominations including ‘Best Choral Performance’ and ‘Best Surround Sound.’ Two other joint-recordings have been released on Chandos Records, the first in the series is Eternal Rest (2005) followed by Grechaninov: Passion Week which received Grammy Award nominations in 2007 including ‘Best Classical Album,’ ‘Best Choral Performance,’ ‘Best Surround Sound Album,’ and won a Grammy Award for ‘Best Engineered Album, Classical.’

In its 51-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