We are beyond thrilled to confirm that Phoenix Chorale, with Chris Gabbitas at the helm, will be returning to live performances in Phoenix this Season.The Chorale is putting the finishing touches to our policies for a safe re-opening for all staff and patrons, making sure we can return to your favorite venues, and introduce new performance spaces for the Chorale, across the Valley.
With most of our venue details confirmed, the Box Office is under construction, and we anticipate opening for subscription renewals in August.
For those planning their calendars we can share the following information:
A celebration of choral music
The ensemble returns for an intimate one-time live concert for film. Exclusively at Camelback Bible Church, Paradise Valley, numbers will be limited for this event as we are shooting a film of our return to live performance – early birds will catch the worm!
“Unclouded Day is a celebration of the beauty of choral music, featuring diverse settings of uplifting and comforting texts and offering thanks for the opportunity to meet again in person and make music. Three traditional American melodies form the backbone of the repertoire, which has as its central point Sir Benjamin Britten’s choral masterpiece Hymn to St Cecilia, an ode in praise of the Roman martyr and patron saint of music. Choral favorites by Morten Lauridsen and Ola Gjeilo complete the program, along with two contemporary British works by Roxanna Panufnik and Roderick Williams.”Chris Gabbitas
A Chorale CHRISTMAS
Resume the tradition
The Chorale will be performing in 5 venues across the Valley, providing the ultimate in flexibility when planning around your friends and familyVenues to be announced shortly.
“A sparkling holiday favorite for all music-loving Phoenecians, December wouldn’t be the same without the Chorale’s Christmas performance run which ends in the stunning surroundings of Brophy Chapel. This program will feature the world premiere performance of internationally-renowned choral composer Cecilia McDowall’s new commission for the Chorale”.Chris Gabbitas
Reflection and renewal
The Chorale returns to a full schedule of non-holiday choral performances. (Venues to be announced shortly.)
“re:BIRTH offers the chance to reflect on renewal and growth – both literally and metaphorically. This is the first concert of our “Phoenix Masterworks” programs, in each of which we intend to present a work that is indisputably a masterpiece of its genre. This year we shine the spotlight on Aaron Copland’s ‘In the Beginning’. Also in this terrific program, prominent Phoenix musician and Chorale soprano Dr Kira Zeeman Rugen’s ‘Out of the Ash’ receives its world premiere performance.”Chris Gabbitas
APRIL 28,29,30, MAY 1
Songs of hope & love
Experience Thomas Tallis’ genius creation for 40 individual parts. A virtuosic season-closer like no other. “SPEM IN ALIUM” translatesfrom latin poetically as “I have hope in none other than Thee, O Lord” (Venues to be announced shortly.)
“Our final program for this season includes the opportunityto experience Thomas Tallis’ 40-part Renaissance masterpiece ‘Spem in Alium’ – one of the top 10 choral pieces every choral fan MUST hear live, at least once! Through bespoke staging concepts in each venue, the audience will experience total immersion in the sound of 40 solo voices each singing a different line of music and all joining together to create a phenomenal sound. This will be a cultural event not to be missed!”Chris Gabbitas