Christopher Gabbitas, conductor
The first in the Chorale’s new Phoenix Masterworks Series, this program celebrates some of the most timeless and inspiring works for voices, from the Renaissance to the present day. Aaron Copland’s masterpiece, In the Beginning, written for mezzo-soprano solo and chorus, provides a central theme of creation and new life in the first half, supported by Mendelssohn’s Der Erste Frühlingstag which looks forward to the coming of spring. The concert includes the world premiere of our first Phoenix Commissions Project, with a new work reflecting on Phoenix’s namesake bird, a symbol of birth and rebirth, by Phoenix Chorale soprano Kira Zeeman Rugen.
April 24, 2020 I 7:30 pm Friday – EAST VALLEY
The Church of the Epiphany-Tempe I 2222 S. Price Rd., Temp
April 25, 2020 I 7:30 pm Saturday – CENTRAL PHOENIX
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral I 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
April 26, 2020 I 3:00 pm Sunday – PARADISE VALLEY
Camelback Bible Church I 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley