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December 2017

Mayo Clinic Concert

Thursday December 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Mayo Clinic, 13400 E Shea Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ 85259 United States
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Join us as we share two holiday concerts for patients and visitors at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, and Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. This will be the ninth consecutive year the Chorale has been invited to perform as part of special programming sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine. We will sing much of the repertoire from our winter concert.

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Desert Voices of Christmas

Sunday December 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E Bell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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As the song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” We think it’s wonderful because music is everywhere - whether it’s the jingle of bells or the sound of voices raised in recognition of the miraculous and the joys of the season. You’re invited to share with us in a classically rich and glorious celebration of the “hap-happiest season of all.”

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Desert Voices of Christmas

Saturday December 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, 15 E 1st Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210 United States
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As the song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” We think it’s wonderful because music is everywhere - whether it’s the jingle of bells or the sound of voices raised in recognition of the miraculous and the joys of the season. You’re invited to share with us in a classically rich and glorious celebration of the “hap-happiest season of all.”

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October 2017

MPS Choral Festival – Free!

Monday October 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Mesa Arts Center , Ikeda Theatre, 1 E Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201 United States
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The Sonoran Desert Chorale, co-sponsor of the Mesa Public Schools Choral Festival along with The Mesa Arts Center Foundation, invites you to the Festival's evening concert. The event is free and open to the public. It's a great evening with the top choirs of the Mesa High Schools each performing several numbers, a performance by the Chorale, and then a joint performance of all the MPS choirs, including the 11 junior high choirs, and the Chorale in a combined piece.…

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May 2018

Long Road To Freedom

Sunday May 6 @ 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E Bell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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The Chorale closes its 24th season with a story of survival - the journey in song of African people in bondage from slavery to emancipation. For slaves, songs served to ease the burdens of captivity and to speak of freedom in this world and the next. In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., “They thought about a better day as they dreamed their dream.” Join the Chorale as it shares this important part of our American musical heritage.

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October 2017

To Everything There Is A Season

Sunday October 8, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E Bell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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Pete Seeger’s immortal folk ballad, Turn, Turn, Turn is the perfect framework to bring audiences the works of contemporary composers like Ola Gjeilo, Jake Runestad, and Kim André Arneson whose music contemplates loss and life’s storms as well as evoking moments of joy and peace. The Chorale begins its 24th season with a concert of incredible beauty and depth. Click here to see our video about the upcoming October concert program.

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May 2018

Long Road To Freedom

Saturday May 5 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, 15 E 1st Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210 United States
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The Chorale closes its 24th season with a story of survival - the journey in song of African people in bondage from slavery to emancipation. For slaves, songs served to ease the burdens of captivity and to speak of freedom in this world and the next. In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., “They thought about a better day as they dreamed their dream.” Join the Chorale as it shares this important part of our American musical heritage.

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October 2017

To Everything There Is A Season

Saturday October 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, 15 E 1st Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210 United States
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Pete Seeger’s immortal folk ballad, Turn, Turn, Turn is the perfect framework to bring audiences the works of contemporary composers like Ola Gjeilo, Jake Runestad, and Kim André Arneson whose music contemplates loss and life’s storms as well as evoking moments of joy and peace. The Chorale begins its 24th season with a concert of incredible beauty and depth. Click here to see our video about the upcoming October concert program.

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March 2018

All The Earth, Sing As One

Sunday March 4 @ 3:00 pm
La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E Bell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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What can make your heart race yet bring peace to your soul at the same time? Glorious music, sung by 60 specially blended voices accompanied by a seventeen-piece chamber orchestra. These voices raised in song proclaim "Be joyful with dance and song. Be joyful and share that joy with each other." The Chorale presents All The Earth, Sing As One with four shorter works by Palestrina, Gabrieli, Clausen, and Wilberg - all titled Jubilate Deo or O Be Joyful -…

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Shrine of The Ages Concert w/ special performance by the SDC

Friday March 9 @ 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 welcomes the Northern Arizona University Shrine of The Ages Choir to Mesa, the next stop on their Spring Tour. The Shrine of The Ages Choir will perform and then combine with the Sonoran Desert Chorale for a wonderful piece. Please come support AZ choral music at it's finest Friday March 9 at 7:30 PM.

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September 2018

Mesa Public Schools Choral Festival – Free!

Tuesday September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mesa Arts Center , Ikeda Theatre, 1 E Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201 United States
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The Sonoran Desert Chorale, co-sponsor of the Mesa Public Schools Choral Festival along with The Mesa Arts Center Foundation, invites you to the Festival's evening concert. The event is free and open to the public. It's a great evening with the top choirs of the Mesa High Schools each performing several numbers, a performance by the Chorale, and then a joint performance of all the MPS choirs, including the 11 junior high choirs, and the Chorale in a combined piece.…

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October 2018

Audience Choice Encore! – 25th Season

Saturday October 6 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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