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MARCH 18,19,20
re:BIRTH – Reflection and renewal

MAR 18 – 7:30 pm
6300 E Bell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

MAR 19 – 7:30 pm
100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 85003

MAR 20 – 3:00 pm
3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley

Adults – $42
Seniors – $37
Military – $35
Student – $20

Springtime makes us think of new life and new possibilities. The Earth brings forth new shoots and seeds germinate in time for summer growth and an anticipated harvest, and Christians think of Easter and the Resurrection of Jesus. Spring festivals demand music, and composers have willingly provided choral works for generations. Many of these works celebrate the weather, the ground finally thawing and a corresponding spring in our step (pun intended!), and here we present songs, dances and reflections in praise of this exciting time of the year. As part of a new commitment to championing the work of female composers and supporting new works, this concert series includes the World Premiere of a new work by Phoenix Chorale soprano Kira Zeeman Rugen, with text reflecting on Phoenix’s namesake bird – perhaps the most enduring symbol of birth and rebirth.

The first in Phoenix Masterworks, a series of concerts celebrating some of the most timeless and inspiring works for voices from the Renaissance to the present day, this concert also showcases American composer Aaron Copland, with his masterpiece In the Beginning, written for Mezzo-Soprano solo and chorus, providing a central theme of creation and new life at the beginning of the second half.

Rounding out the program the Phoenix Chorale will also perform Tanzen und Springen by Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612), Felix Mendelssohn’s (1809-1847) Der Erste Frühlingstag (the first day of Springtime)Three English Folksongs from Ralph Vaughan Williams, as well as contemporary pieces Io son la primavera from William Hawley (US, b.1950), Sing to the moon by Laura Mvula (b.1986) and There will come soft rains from Connor J Koppin (US, b.1991).


The Phoenix Chorale is deeply committed to the health and safety of everyone, not only within our organization but also those who attend our concerts. To that end, we have verified that all Phoenix Chorale personnel, including artists, staff and volunteers have been vaccinated prior to participating in any chorale activities. In addition, we have developed the requirements listed for our subscribers and ticket holders. Specific health and safety protocols are subject to change. We will update audience health and safety protocols to align with medical and public health advice and will comply with the guidelines set by the CDC, our State and local governments, and the venues in which we perform. Changes will be clearly communicated in advance of any performance. 

Ticket holders who do not comply with these protocols will not be admitted.

  • All patrons will be required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. We will provide one if you have forgotten yours. This is in accordance with current CDC guidelines for high transmission areas.
  • Upon arrival all patrons must submit to a mandatory temperature check. Patrons with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be permitted to enter the space. In this event, tickets will be refunded in full and all options to view the performance will be explained.
  • We expect all of our patrons to be vaccinated. At present we are not requiring proof but this may change.
  • Do not come if you have recently been exposed to a person with COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms, or have been sick with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.