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For Release: November 15, 2012

Contact: Jen Rogers, Director of Marketing & Communications
480-204-0101 / jen@phoenixchorale.org

PHOENIX CHORALE’S OPEN REHEARSAL
ON DECEMBER 7 FEATURES CHRISTMAS MUSIC

Held during the First Friday Artwalk on Roosevelt Row; 
Open to the public – everyone can experience the Chorale for free

(Phoenix, AZ) – The Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale’s next Open Rehearsal, held Friday, December 7, features the Chorale in preparation for their annual holiday concerts, this year titled “Gaudete! A Chorale Christmas (held December 20-23).  Open Rehearsals give everyone the opportunity to hear the Phoenix Chorale for the first time for free! Held during Artlink’s First Friday Artwalk along Roosevelt Row inside Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St.), the event begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 9:30 pm.

Each Open Rehearsal features the Phoenix Chorale preparing for different upcoming concerts in the season. These rehearsals are presented in a very casual atmosphere – no tickets or reservations necessary. Come as you are, whenever you want and stay as long as you’d like and experience a special behind the scenes look at music in the making. Parking is free at all Phoenix Chorale events; or take the Metro Light Rail to the Roosevelt Arts District stop.

Remaining Phoenix Chorale Open Rehearsals during the 2012/13 Season take place on February 1, 2013 and April 5, 2013. For more information about Open Rehearsals, visit www.phoenixchorale.org or call 602-253-2224.

The Phoenix Chorale is regarded as one of the finest professional 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 standards of excellence and its mission is to enrich life through excellence and distinction in choral artistry. All Phoenix Chorale recordings can be found at www.phoenixchorale.org.

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