Dr. Jeffry A. Jahn, December 21, 1959 – February 20, 2015

In Tribute and Celebration of a Life Well Lived – Good and Faithful Steward

“Sometimes bright stars illuminate our path for shorter periods of time than we would wish.”
– Supporter of ARS and admirer of Jeffry Jahn

“The Maestro of all maestros.”
– Grant Jahn, Jeffry’s son

For 25 years ARS blossomed under the gifted musical direction of Dr. Jeffry A. Jahn. His energy and passion for choral arts inspired his singers and audiences alike. Although everyone associated with ARS – singers, supporters, audiences – are profoundly heartbroken by his untimely death, we are immeasurably blessed by the many years that Jeffry graced our community as a musician, mentor, educator, composer, humorist…and generous-hearted friend to so many people. Jeffry, we know you are conducting the heavenly choir of angels with the same enthusiasm and unbridled joy you shared with all of us.

How Can I Keep From Singing?
My life goes on in endless song,
Above earth’s lamentations,
I hear the real, though far-off hymn
That hails a new creation.

Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear it’s music ringing,
It sounds an echo in my soul.
How can I keep from singing?

—Anna Bartlett Warner

A Memorial-Celebration for Dr. Jeffry A. Jahn will be held this Saturday, February 28, 2015, 1:00 p.m., at Christ Community Church, 7801 E. Kenyon Drive, Tucson, Arizona.

Following the Christ Community Church memorial service, a reception will be held at 2:30 p.m., at Fountain of Life Lutheran Church, 710 S. Kolb Road.

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Tucson.com: Longtime Tucson choral conductor Jahn has died

We know that Dr. Jahn would want ARS to keep on singing this spring, and in the future. To honor his legacy, the status of our Spring concerts is currently being evaluated. Please check the website again in the next several days for an update. Thank you for understanding.

How Can We Keep From Singing?

Dr. Jeffry A. Jahn
Photo credit: Bill “Josh” Young

3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 19th
Fountain of Life Lutheran Church
510 S. Kolb Road

3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 26th
Christ Church United Methodist
655 N. Craycroft Road

3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 3rd
Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
2331 E. Adams Street

Join ARS and celebrate Dr. Jeffry Jahn’s 25th Anniversary as Music Director and Conductor with a nostalgic retrospective of his favorite choral masterpieces and vocal works that reflect why “life is a song that must be sung!” Experience the diverse repertory and polished choral blend which is an ARS hallmark…from Bach’s Motet, Singet dem Herrn and Debussy’s Trois Chansons, to Rodgers and Hart’s  Isn’t It Romantic and Lauridsen’s Sure On This Shining Night.

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