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APRIL 29, 30 – MAY 1
SPEM – Songs of Hope and Love

APR 29 – 7:30 pm
3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley

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

MAY 1 – 3:00 pm
25150 N Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Hope is perhaps the strongest emotion of all. When allied with love, it becomes almost unbreakable and unimaginably powerful. Whether worldly or spiritual, humans need to feel inspiration and connection in and with those around us. This program shines light onto love – romantic, spiritual, worldly or other, and the hope and trust we have in each other and in God. Central to the program are two wonderful contemporary works on love, Toby Hession’s She Walks in Beauty and Jake Runestad’s Let my Love be Heard. Thomas Tallis’ 40-part masterpiece, Spem in Alium, speaks to the highest form of hope and trust in God. Opening the concert, Sir John Tavener’s Song for Athene was sung at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. Meanwhile, Dale Trumbore offers us a cautionary tale that amidst the rush and business of everyday life, we all need to take time to pause, think, and love.

SPEM IN ALIUM is a completely ethereal choral experience: a 40 part motet, performed by the 28 members of the Phoenix Chorale and 12 specially invited singers from across the Valley, each sing their own unique line of music. Tallis’ masterwork, created 452 years ago, is considered one of the top 10 pieces every choral fan should hear in their lifetime. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be surrounded by this immersive experience, right here in Phoenix.

Chris Gabbitas


The Phoenix Chorale continues to be deeply committed to the health and safety of everyone, not only within our organization but also those who attend our concerts.

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Phoenix Chorale has implemented protocols that align with medical and public health advice, and which comply with the guidelines set by the CDC, our State and local governments, and the venues in which we perform. 

According to the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels for safety, Maricopa County’s current Safety Level is: LOW 

• For the safety and welfare of our artists, we strongly encourage all patrons to be fully vaccinated and boosted when attending 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.

• At this time, masking at Chorale events will be encouraged but not required UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED BY PHOENIX CHORALE. If you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions.

• People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should refrain from attending the event.