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

For Immediate Release 

GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT!
FREE OPEN REHEARSAL – DECEMBER 6, 2013

Featuring music from upcoming “A Chorale Christmas” concerts

(Phoenix, AZ) – Get into the holiday spirit at the Phoenix Chorale’s next Free Open Rehearsal! The Free Open Rehearsal takes place on Friday, December 6 and offers a festive glimpse into our annual holiday concerts, “A Chorale Christmas: Ceremony of Carols.”

Free Open Rehearsals give everyone the opportunity to hear the Phoenix Chorale 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, stay as long as you’d like, and experience a special behind the scenes look at 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: Ceremony of Carols concerts takes place 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. To purchase concert tickets, visit PhoenixChorale.org or call 602-253-2224.

Remaining Phoenix Chorale Open Rehearsals during the 2012/13 Season take place on March 7, 2014 and April 4, 2014. For more information about Open Rehearsals, visit PhoenixChorale.org 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. 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.