For our very special 60th Anniversary Season, we’ve increased our programs to five spectacular concerts featuring each of the four Artistic Director Finalists and, for A Chorale Christmas, we welcome guest conductor Dr. Anton Armstrong!
Our 60th Anniversary Season opens with “Desert and Rivers,” with music inspired by the contrasting landscapes of our home state of Arizona, a unique environment of stunning desert scenery, fed by the rushing rivers that have shaped it for eons.
October 26-28, 2018
1958 was the height of the Mid-Century Modern era and also the year the Phoenix Chorale was founded as the Bach and Madrigal Society. For centuries, choral music has incorporated the ideas, sounds, and texts of our modern lives. This program offers an interesting twist on ’Mid-Century Modern,’ featuring music by composers born in the middle of the 20th Century and music from the middle 19th Century.
A CHORALE CHRISTMAS
December 14-18, 2018
It just isn’t Christmas until you hear the Phoenix Chorale sing! Join us this holiday season when internationally renowned conductor Dr. Anton Armstrong leads the Chorale in our annual holiday concerts, ‘A Chorale Christmas.’ Don’t miss this very special holiday event when Dr. Armstrong brings the spirit of the St. Olaf Christmas Festival to the desert!
PATHWAYS OF DEVOTION
February 22-24, 2019
Adoration, faithfulness, dedication, longing: humanity’s expression of spiritual and worldly devotion has inspired choral composers since before the Renaissance – and for sixty years, the Phoenix Chorale has honored many of their works in performance.
April 5-7, 2019
In the founding years as the Bach and Madrigal Society, the Phoenix Chorale quite literally focused on madrigals and the music of J. S. Bach, along with championing new music. With ‘Reflections,’ Brian A. Schmidt brings our 60th Anniversary Season full circle performing J.S. Bach’s magnificent Jesu meine Freude.