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October 16, 2018  I  Tuesday at 6:00 pm  I  FREE
First United Methodist Church  I  5510 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Guest Lecturer: Marshall Shore

Discover what life was like in the mid-century boom of Phoenix in this lecture focusing on the period when the Phoenix Chorale was born: 1958. Known as Phoenix’s “Hip Historian,” guest lecturer Marshall Shore uses storytelling magic, sound recordings, artifacts to bring our history to life in entertaining and educational presentations. We’ll explore Phoenix in the mid-century musically, historically, and culturally.

This lecture is a presentation by the Phoenix Chorale with support from First United Methodist Church.

Known across the Valley as the “Hip Historian” and official “Unofficial Historian,” Marshall Shore uses storytelling magic, found film footage, old photographs, sound recordings, ephemera, and artifacts to bring our history to life in his entertaining and educational presentations. He holds a master’s degree in Library Sciences. As the Chorale’s partner throughout this project, he will be the presenter for Lecture II, utilizing his unique insight into Phoenix’s cultural and musical history throughout the midcentury. 

Join the Phoenix Chorale for a unique series of lectures, weaving together Phoenix and Arizona’s musical and cultural history with the Phoenix Chorale. Each lecture is tied to the concert themes of our four Artistic Director Search finalists and explores a wide range of topics. More information at