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October 2018

Audience Choice Encore! – 25th Season

Saturday October 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, 15 E 1st Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210 United States
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This year, we invited YOU, our friends and choral fans, to vote on your favorites from the past 24 seasons.  And the results are in!  Jeff may be waving the baton, but YOU programmed the music (Hmmm...Palestrina or Paulus, Bernstein or Gershwin?).  Don’t miss finding out which of the 1,100 plus works from the Chorale’s repertoire made it into Audience Choice - Encore!

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Audience Choice Encore! – 25th Season

Sunday October 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E Bell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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This year, we invited YOU, our friends and choral fans, to vote on your favorites  from the past 24 seasons. And the results are in! Jeff may be waving the baton, but YOU programmed the music (Hmmm...Palestrina or Paulus, Bernstein or Gershwin?). Don’t miss finding out which of the 1,100 plus works from the Chorale’s repertoire made it into Audience Choice - Encore!

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December 2018

Sing We Now of Christmas – 25th Season

Saturday December 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, 15 E 1st Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210 United States
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Celebrate the Season!  This year the Chorale will lift your spirits with thrilling brass and organ accompaniment in Cecilia McDowall’s Christus Natus Est and Randol Bass’ Gloria, transform you with the beauty of Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque, and warm you with the familiar melodies of traditional carols.  Don’t forget your part!  The annual carol sing-along is not to be missed.

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Sing We Now of Christmas – 25th Season

Sunday December 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E Bell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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Celebrate the Season! This year the Chorale will lift your spirits with thrilling brass and organ accompaniment in Cecilia McDowall’s Christus Natus Est and Randol Bass’ Gloria, transform you with the beauty of Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque, and warm you with the familiar melodies of traditional carols. Don’t forget your part! The annual carol sing-along is not to be missed.

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Mayo Clinic Concert 2018

Thursday December 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mayo Clinic, 13400 E Shea Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ 85259 United States
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Join us as we share a holiday concert for patients and visitors at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale. This will be the tenth consecutive year the Chorale has been invited to perform as part of special programming sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine.

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March 2019

A Sacred Mosaic – 25th Season

Saturday March 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, 15 E 1st Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210 United States
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Mosaic, the art of assembling colored pieces of glass or stone to create an image or design, has been used to depict stories of faith and the spirit for centuries. The Chorale will give life to its own mosaic with some of the jewels of the past 500 years of sacred song set in place by the rich and powerful music of Mendelssohn, Duruflé, Ešenvalds, Wilberg and more.

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A Sacred Mosaic – 25th Season

Sunday March 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E Bell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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Mosaic, the art of assembling colored pieces of glass or stone to create an image or design, has been used to depict stories of faith and the spirit for centuries. The Chorale will give life to its own mosaic with some of the jewels of the past 500 years of sacred song set in place by the rich and powerful music of Mendelssohn, Duruflé, Ešenvalds, Wilberg and more.

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May 2019

Sing On – 25th Season

Saturday May 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, 15 E 1st Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210 United States
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The Chorale ends its celebration of 25 years in song with a tribute to songs of the heart - “If music be the food of love, Sing On.” From a water-nymph’s plea to the moon in Dvořák’s Song to the Moon to the simple conviction of hope in Dolly Parton’s Light of a Clear Blue Morning, Sing On is a fitting finale to this anniversary season’s celebration of the love and friendships that we share through song.

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Sing On – 25th Season

Sunday May 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E Bell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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The Chorale ends its celebration of 25 years in song with a tribute to songs of the heart - “If music be the food of love, Sing On.” From a water-nymph’s plea to the moon in Dvořák’s Song to the Moon to the simple conviction of hope in Dolly Parton’s Light of a Clear Blue Morning, Sing On is a fitting finale to this anniversary season’s celebration of the love and friendships that we share through song.

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October 2019

Songs of Life – Saturday Concert

Saturday October 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, 15 E 1st Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210 United States
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The Sonoran Desert Chorale sings of dreams, love and loss, finding home, and lifting the spirit. Come listen, laugh, and linger in the melodies as your heart is touched.

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Songs of Life – Sunday Concert

Sunday October 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E Bell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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The Sonoran Desert Chorale sings of dreams, love and loss, finding home, and lifting the spirit. Come listen, laugh, and linger in the melodies as your heart is touched.

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December 2019

Good Tidings We Bring – Saturday Concert

Saturday December 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, 15 E 1st Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210 United States
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Seasonal favorites and the glorious combination of brass, organ and singers highlight the Sonoran Desert Chorale's holiday concert, "Good Tidings We Bring." From a hundreds-year old Catalan carol to the stirring John Rutter Gloria to the gentle Franz Biebl Ave Maria, the repertoire includes songs familiar and new - with a surprise or two!  Both the Daniel Pinkham Christmas Cantata and the Rutter Gloria are set for chorus, brass, and organ. Pinkham's Cantata is known for its “wonderful poignancy and joy,” while the lasting success of Rutter's music is attributed to his writing "music that people want to perform and…

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Good Tidings We Bring – Sunday Concert

Sunday December 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E Bell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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Seasonal favorites and the glorious combination of brass, organ and singers highlight the Sonoran Desert Chorale's holiday concert, "Good Tidings We Bring." From a hundreds-year old Catalan carol to the stirring John Rutter Gloria to the gentle Franz Biebl Ave Maria, the repertoire includes songs familiar and new - with a surprise or two!  Both the Daniel Pinkham Christmas Cantata and the Rutter Gloria are set for chorus, brass, and organ. Pinkham's Cantata is known for its “wonderful poignancy and joy,” while the lasting success of Rutter's music is attributed to his writing "music that people want to perform and…

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February 2020

Celebrate Fauré – Saturday Concert

Saturday February 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, 15 E 1st Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210 United States
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Three pieces, each beautiful and serene, serve to introduce the glorious Requiem. Noted for its calm and peaceful outlook, Fauré’s signature piece includes some of his most beautiful melodies.

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March 2020

Celebrate Fauré – Sunday Concert

Sunday March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E Bell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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Three pieces, each beautiful and serene, serve to introduce the glorious Requiem. Noted for its calm and peaceful outlook, Fauré’s signature piece includes some of his most beautiful melodies.

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