Phoenix Chorale 2011/12 Season Brochure

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With special thanks to our season sponsors. Ticket sales and recording income account for only one-third of the cost of presenting our season each year. Contribute today and make a sound investment in Arizona’s future.


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Music has a tremendous power

to uplift, to move, to bring joy, to make you smile. The Phoenix Chorale — Arizona’s professional choir — offers you the power of music. Whether you join us for just one concert or subscribe for our entire season, you will experience music filled with soul-lifting harmonies and heart-thrilling melodies. The Grammy award-winning Chorale performs in acoustically excellent venues across the Valley, so every seat is a good seat. And, as long-time subscribers know, the most dynamic Phoenix Chorale concert experience is up close and personal. That’s why our Premium Seating — front and center — is reserved for subscribers. There you can not only hear the music, but also watch Artistic Director Charles Bruffy coax the emotion out of every note, study the singers’ changing expressions, and take part in the intimate art of making music. Come for a single concert, a free open rehearsal, or pick a 3 or 4-concert subscription package. But come with us — and feel the power of music.

Heroes& legends

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M U S I C fo r t h e c i t y

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october 8 and 9 october 8, 2011 — sat. at 3:00 p.m. christ church of the Ascension 4015 East Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley

october 8, 2011 — sat. at 7:30 p.m. trinity trinity Episcopal cathedral talks6:30atp.m. 100 West Roosevelt in Phoenix

october 9, 2011 — sun. at 3:00 p.m. American lutheran church 17200 Del Webb Boulevard in Sun City

These concerts explore monumental figures, both real and legendary — including a moving tribute to John F. Kennedy (“Take Him Earth, for Cherishing”) by Herbert Howells, and Bob Chilcott’s stunning arrangement of “MLK” by U2. We’ll celebrate some biblical heroes in spirituals by Moses Hogan plus three creative stories of Sirens — those mythical beings who lure sailors to their death by singing songs of overpowering beauty — written by Mason Bates. We’ll also present the world premiere of a new composition written especially for us by Shawn Crouch, and we’ll perform some favorites by the Beatles. (Yes, THE Beatles!)

Achorale christmas M U S I C fo r t h e s E As o N

December 17-18-19-20 Rejoice in the season and enjoy a real Arizona holiday tradition! The Phoenix Chorale celebrates the warmth and spirit of December with classic holiday songs and music by composers René Clausen and Ola Gjeilo (including his “O Magnum Mysterium” from our upcoming album) and much, much more. With two special evenings at Brophy Chapel, gorgeously decked out for the holiday season.

December 17, 2011 — sat. at 2:00 p.m. American lutheran church 17200 Del Webb Boulevard in Sun City

December 17, 2011 — sat. at 7:30 p.m. trinity trinity Episcopal cathedral talks6:30atp.m. 100 West Roosevelt in Phoenix

December 18, 2011 — sun. at 3:00 p.m. christ church of the Ascension 4015 East Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley

December 19, 2011 — mon. at 7:30 p.m. Brophy chapel 4701 North Central Avenue in Phoenix

December 20, 2011 — tues. at 7:30 p.m. Brophy chapel 4701 North Central Avenue in Phoenix

Rock of Ages M U S I C fo r t h e s o u l

March 10 and 11 March 10, 2012 — sat. at 3:00 p.m. christ church of the Ascension 4015 East Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley

March 10, 2012 — sat. at 7:30 p.m. trinity Episcopal cathedral talks at trinity 100 West Roosevelt in Phoenix

6:30 p.m.

March 11, 2012 — sun. at 3:00 p.m. American lutheran church 17200 Del Webb Blvd in Sun City

Join us for a program focused on American church traditions, featuring some of the mostloved anthems and hymns of all time, including “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” “With a Voice of Singing,” and of course the title song, “Rock of Ages.” The second half of these concerts welcomes a special guest — popular composer and pianist Mark Hayes — performing some of his most famous works with the Chorale. Hayes’s music draws from such diverse styles as gospel, jazz, pop, classical, and folk Mark hayes to achieve a truly American sound.

Did you know? VENUES — Information, maps, and directions to all of our concert venues are available on our website:

Modern Russia M U S I C fo r t h e c i t y

May 5 and 6 May 5, 2012 — Sat. at 2:00 p.m. American lutheran church 17200 Del Webb Boulevard in Sun City

May 5, 2012 — Sat. at 7:30 p.m. trinity Episcopal cathedral 100 West Roosevelt in Phoenix

talks at trinity 6:30 p.m.

May 6, 2012 — Sun. at 3:00 p.m. christ church of the Ascension 4015 East Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley

Our final concerts explore the splendor of Russia with works by 20th-century Russian composer Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov. Charles and the Chorale are committed to bringing attention to lesser-known composers. And while Sviridov’s music remains little known in the West, his works receive high praise in his homeland for their memorable lyrical melodies, national flavor, and for the great expression of Russia and the Russian soul in his music.

Did you know? PARKING is free at all of our concert locations. METRO LIGHT RAIL — Take the train to our concerts at Trinity Cathedral, right across the street from the Roosevelt Arts station.


Boys to Men

FEstivAl oF tHE MAlE voicE Saturday afternoon November 5, 2011 concert begins at 4:30 pm

Now in its eighth year and hosted by the Orpheus Male Chorus, the Boys to Men project aims to promote community-wide access to choral training and development for young male singers. Junior and senior high school male singers are engaged by the highest level of artistic leadership and are encouraged to continue singing after their school experiences. Over 250 men and boys from the Orpheus Male Chorus, Arizona State University, Phoenix Metropolitan Men’s Chorus, Spirit of Phoenix, Phoenix Chorale and local junior and senior high schools join together in singing at this yearly festival of the male voice. Visit www. orpheus . org for complete details. Camelback Bible Church

3900 East Stanford Drive in Paradise Valley


classical 3.2.12 revolution phoestival Friday evening March 6:30 to 9:30 pm

2, 2012

The second-annual free classical music festival in downtown Phoenix, held during the First Friday Artwalk. Hosted by the Phoenix Chorale and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and presented by classical Revolution Phoenix, the classical Revolution Phoestival features a variety of chamber ensembles from brass to winds to strings and more! Sponsored by KBAQ 89.5 FM. More information at


FREE open Rehearsals Phoenix Chorale Free Open Rehearsals offer an opportunity for anyone (anyone!) to experience the Phoenix Chorale for free — and to get a special behind-the-scenes look at music in the making. We’ll host four open rehearsals this year on Friday evenings — two in the fall and two in the spring— as we prepare our new concerts. It’s first-rate music in a very casual atmosphere. No tickets, no reservations, just come as you are, whenever you want, and stay as long as you’d like. Don’t be shy!

• Third Friday FREE Open Rehearsal september 16, 2011 — 6:30 PM-9:30 PM • First Friday FREE Open Rehearsal December 2, 2011 — 6:30 PM-9:30 PM • First Friday FREE Open Rehearsal March 2, 2012 — 6:30 PM-9:30 PM part of Classical Revolution Phoestival

• Second Friday FREE Open Rehearsal april 13, 2012 — 6:30 PM-9:30 PM Free Open Rehearsals take place inside Trinity Cathedral in downtown Phoenix. Trinity Cathedral is located on the northwest corner of Roosevelt and 1st Avenue, just west of the Roosevelt Arts District light rail stop. Or, if you drive, free parking is located on nearby streets and in the garage north of the church.

Recordings The Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale is regarded as one of the finest professional choral ensembles in America. The Chorale has developed S that reputation through live perS E SPOTL formances across the U.S. and ar y M in irg Canada, but has also created a to the V Hymns series of recordings treasured by Y BRUFF S music lovers and played by radio LE R CHA stations around the globe. The newest addition to this collection, Northern Lights, features music composed by Ola Gjeilo, the Chorale’s 2009-10 composer-in-residence, and will be released in early 2012. The Phoenix Chorale was the first North American choir to release an album on Chandos Records — one of the largest independent classical record labels in the world — in a continuing partnership that began with the 2004 album Shakespeare in Song. The Chorale’s Spotless Rose was released on Chandos in 2008 and received two Grammy Award nominations, including “Best Classical Album,” and won a Grammy for “Best Small Ensemble Performance.” Also in 2008, Rheinberger: Sacred Choral Works, the Phoenix Chorale’s third joint-recording with the Kansas City Chorale, received Grammy nominations for “Best Choral Performance” and “Best Surround Sound.” The first joint-recording for the two chorales, Eternal Rest, was released in 2005. The second, Grechaninov: Passion Week, came out in 2007 and received four Grammy nominations, including “Best Classical Album,” “Best Choral Performance,” and “Best Surround Sound Album,” and won a Grammy Award for “Best Engineered Album, Classical.” Purchase any of our recordings at w w w. p h o e n i xc h o r a l e . o r g SUPER



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special offer for subscribers! The Chorale’s newest CD is almost here! Northern Lights is our newest album on Chandos, featuring the music of Ola Gjeilo. It is scheduled for release in early 2012. Subscribers will have the first chance to pre-order this new CD!

Where We Sing trinity Episcopal cathedral 100 West Roosevelt Street, Phoenix

This historic church is the Phoenix Chorale’s home venue, located along Roosevelt Row in the heart of downtown Phoenix, and is the location of Free Open Rehearsals and KBAQ Talks at Trinity.

American lutheran church 17200 Del Webb Blvd, Sun City

A beautiful West Valley location, this church features padded pews and plenty of daylight.

christ church of the Ascension

4015 East Lincoln Street, Paradise Valley

Located on a scenic campus with wonderful views of Camelback Mountain and desert landscaping.

Brophy chapel

4701 North Central Avenue, Phoenix

Brophy Chapel is handsomely detailed and hosts two of our holiday concerts in December, when it is gorgeously decorated for the season. Free parking and wheelchair accessible seating are available at all Phoenix Chorale concert venues. For additional information, maps and directions, visit w w w.p h o e n i xC h o r a l e.o r g

Attending concerts

The Concert Experience

The Phoenix Chorale performs in select venues across the Valley. All of our concerts are General Admission, with a Premium Seating section reserved for subscribers. The concert box office opens one hour before concert time. Doors open for seating 30 minutes before concert time. Our evening concerts are performed with one intermission. Our afternoon matinee concerts are approximately one hour in length and are performed without intermission. The selection of musical pieces at matinee and evening programs may vary slightly.


Parking is free at all concert locations.

Metro Light Rail

Take the train to concerts at Trinity Cathedral (Roosevelt Arts District stop, then crossing First Avenue) or Brophy Chapel (Central & Campbell stop, then a 10-minute walk north along the east side of Central Avenue).


The Phoenix Chorale is committed to the Americans with Disabilities Act by performing at venues that are accessible to everyone. Braille and large-format programs are also available upon request. When ordering your tickets, please let us know if you have special needs or require accessible seating. For more information, please call us at 602-253-2224.


Concerts are open to children ages 6 and over when accompanied by an adult. All children, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the concert.

25 & Under Rush Tickets

New this season! Starting 15 minutes before concert time, anyone 25 years old and younger (with ID) can purchase Rush Tickets for just $5 each. Rush Tickets are subject to availability, cannot be reserved in advance, and are not guaranteed.

Box Office

Purchase subscription packages, individual concert tickets, gift certificates, and CDs online, through the Box Office by calling 602-253-2224 (M-F/10-3), by mail (using the order form in this brochure), or in person at our concerts. Online sales for each concert close in advance of the performance time.

About the Phoenix chorale

Pre-concert talks at trinity

Learn More! Sterling Beeaff of KBAQ 89.5FM Your Classical Companion hosts and moderates these pre-concert talks for an in-depth look behind the music. “Talks at Trinity” feature up-close and personal talks with Charles Bruffy, Chorale singers, and special guests. Talks begin one hour before the concert starts and are held only at our home venue, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Phoenix.

Program Notes

Read More! Read program notes about the music — and learn before you arrive! Program notes for each concert are available on our website approximately one week prior to each concert.

Get involved

You can help! We are seeking volunteers to usher at Phoenix Chorale concerts throughout the season. Ushering responsibilities range from tickettaking to helping out in the Box Office. If you are interested in volunteering at one of our concerts, please send an email to or call 602-253-2224.

support the Phoenix chorale

You can make the difference! Ticket sales and recording income account for only one-third of the cost of presenting our season each year. Our continued growth and success is only possible through the generous contributions of donors like you. Your tax-deductible gift will be gratefully acknowledged in all of our concert programs. Visit us online and click “Donate Now” for details on how to contribute. Thank you!

Email Newsletter “Music FoR tHE soul”

Sign up to receive “Music for the Soul,” our email newsletter for the most up-to-date information about the Chorale. Visit our website for details.

Social Media

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ALL SUBSCRIBERS receive: 1. The best seats in the house! The front rows are reserved as our Premium Seating section available only for subscribers. 2. Free (and Easy!) Ticket Exchange. Subscribers can exchange tickets for another concert date for free. Easy exchanges can be made online or over the phone. 3. Ticket Insurance. If you lose your tickets, call us or come to the concert box office and we’ll replace them for you. Easy! 4. Bring-A-Friend. Share the Chorale with a friend. With each series subscription that you purchase, you’ll receive a voucher good for a free ticket to any of our concerts (excepting “A Chorale Christmas”). 5. Savings! Subscribing now saves you money! You’ll save over buying tickets at the door. 6. More Savings! Season subscribers can buy additional tickets to any concert for $5 off the General Admission price. 7. Insider Advantage! Season subscribers get the first chance to buy our new CD being released this season, as well as the first word about special events, future seasons, and Chorale news.

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS - Advance Ticket Prices

Concerts #1, #3, #4 General $28 Student $12

Christmas Concerts #2 General $30 Student $14

NOTE: All ticket prices are $5 more than listed when purchased the day of the concert. Subscribers receive $5 off additional general admission tickets. Seniors and Military receive $5 off individual prices. Only one discount per ticket, and only one ticket per discount. All seating is general admission. Premium Seating section is reserved for subscribers only. All seating is subject to availabilty. Programs/artists subject to change. All Sales Final. No refunds.

25 & Under Rush Tickets!

Starting 15 minutes before concert time, anyone 25 years old and younger (with ID) can purchase rush tickets for just $5 each. Subject to availability.


Order your tickets now by filling out and mailing this order form or order your tickets online at www.PhoENIxChoRALE.oRg

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Concert 1 — heroes & legenDs    o 3:00 pm Saturday, October 8 — Christ Church Ascension    o 7:30 pm Saturday, October 8 — Trinity Cathedral    o 3:00 pm Sunday, October 9 — American Lutheran

Concert 2 — a Chorale ChristMas    o 2:00 pm Saturday, December 17 — American Lutheran    o 7:30 pm Saturday, December 17 — Trinity Cathedral    o 3:00 pm Sunday, December 18 — Christ Church Ascension    o 7:30 pm Monday, December 19 — Brophy Chapel    o 7:30 pm Tuesday, December 20 — Brophy Chapel Concert 3 — roCk of ages    o 3:00 pm Saturday, March 10 — Christ Church Ascension    o 7:30 pm Saturday, March 10 — Trinity Cathedral    o 3:00 pm Sunday, March 11 — American Lutheran Concert 4 — MoDern russia    o 2:00 pm Saturday, May 5 — American Lutheran    o 7:30 pm Saturday, May 5 — Trinity Cathedral    o 3:00 pm Sunday, May 6 — Christ Church Ascension

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