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Sonoran Desert Chorale

Welcome to the 24th Season (2017-2018)!

  • Welcome to the 24th Season (2017-2018)!

    08/10/17 5:52 pm


    “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven … a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.” From King Solomon’s words to Pete Seeger’s melody, the Chorale celebrates this season with music that reflects the gifts of all the seasons of life. Please come join us!

    Event Calendar

    To Everything There Is A Season – October 7 and 8, 2017

    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.

    Desert Voices of Christmas – December 9 and 10, 2017

    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.”

    All The Earth, Sing As One – March 3 and 4, 2018

    Following acclaim from the 2016 performance of Requiem for the Living, the Chorale is again combining with chamber orchestra to bring Dan Forrest’s newest work, Jubilate Deo, to the Valley. The familiar words of Psalm 100, “O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands” are conveyed through seven languages and musical styles reflecting the universality of the psalmist’s directive to praise and give thanks as “all the earth sings as one.”

    Long Road To Freedom – May 5 and 6, 2018

    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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