ARS is seeking an Interim Music Director for the 32nd season, to be selected by the end of July, 2015. Applications and support materials must be submitted by June 1, 2015.
Read more and apply here.
A Tribute Concert Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Jeffry A. Jahn
How Can We Keep From Singing?
On April 19th at Catalina Methodist Church, the Arizona Repertory Singers presented a memorial Tribute Concert honoring the late Dr. Jeffry A. Jahn. How Can We Keep From Singing? which included a retrospective of his favorite choral works performed by ARS over the last 25 years, reflecting Jahn’s philosophy, “life is a song that must be sung.”
The concert was presented free to the public as a gift to Tucson, honoring Dr. Jahn’s belief that “ARS sings for the public, not for themselves.”
In a Proclamation by the City of Tucson, Mayor Jonathan Rothchild named April 19, 2015 as Dr Jeffry A. Jahn and Arizona Repertory Singers Day, which was read at the concert by his Arts and Culture Representative. The document encourages “all of our citizens to support the Arizona Repertory Singers and appreciate the late Dr. Jeffry A. Jahn for his exemplary artistic guidance.”
ARS performed for a ‘full house’ of 475 people. Read a concert review and watch the Tribute video, ‘The Art of Jeffry Jahn’ by Daniel Buckley.
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
Please click here to make a donation in memory of Dr. Jeffry A. Jahn
View the vast ARS repertoire selected by Jeffry Jahn during his 25-year tenure.
Read a tribute to Jeffry Jahn by Terrie Ashbaugh, Founder, Arizona Choral Arts Association on their website.