The Arizona Repertory Singers is an auditioned ensemble of singers from greater Tucson. Since 1984 this choir has developed an extensive repertory and prides itself on presenting high quality performances of the standard repertoire and new music. The singers, selected through a rigorous audition process, represent a variety of life experiences with careers in business, education, engineering, information technology, law, medicine, social service, science and the arts.
The Arizona Repertory Singers’ 2017-2018 concert season will feature some extraordinary music.
In December 2017 we will present holiday favorites, and a work known as the “Mona Lisa of Renaissance music,” Ave Maria, Virgo Serena by Josquin des Prez. In keeping with our commitment to presenting the best new choral music, we will offer Will Todd’s gorgeous I am changed, composed just last year, and Stars by Eriks Esenvalds, which calls for choristers to play tuned wine glasses as they sing, creating a stunning aural effect.
7:30 p.m. Friday, December 8
Christ the King Episcopal Church
2800 W. Ina Road
3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 10
Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
2331 E. Adams Street
7:30 p.m. Friday, December 15
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
3738 N. Old Sabino Canyon Road
3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 17
Christ Church United Methodist
655 N. Craycroft Road
In April 2018 we will present two performances of Arthur Honegger’s unique oratorio King David with chamber orchestra, vocal soloists, and guest narrator Grayson Hirst. The range of musical styles in this work is extraordinary – Gregorian chant, early 20th century modernist dissonance, and jazz. There are theatrical elements as well, including the off-stage voice of the Witch of Endor, and the character of David sung first by a boy soprano, and later by an adult tenor.
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27
Catalina United Methodist Church
2700 E. Speedway Blvd.
3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 29
225 N Country Club Rd.
Our Music Director, Elliot Jones, talks with AZPM’s Andy Bade, Classical Music Coordinator and Afternoon Radio host, about our concert series, ‘Triumphs!’ on Classical 90.5 ‘Extempore’ during an interview in April 2017.