April 2017: Triumphs!

Enjoy music from The Triumphs of Oriana, a fascinating collection of madrigals from 1601 by the best composers of the time, which may (or may not) have been written to honor Queen Elizabeth I. We’ll also offer classics by Aaron Copland, music for choir, harp and organ with guest organist Janet Tolman, new music by Robert Convery, Gabriel Jackson and Gerald Near, and a piece in Welsh – a first for ARS.

Triumphs! April 2017 live performance recordings

Download the Program Notes: ARS-Triumphs-Program-Notes
Download the Flyer: ARS-Triumphs-April-2017-Flyer

Friday, April 21, 7:30 p.m.
Catalina United Methodist Church
2700 E. Speedway Blvd.
Pre-concert talk at 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Stephen Keyl
UA Musicologist and published author for the New Grove Dictionary of Music

Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
St. Thomas the Apostle Church
5150 N. Valley View Rd.
Pre-concert talk at 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Kenneth Peoples
Expert on 16th and 17th century British history

Sunday, April 30, 3:00 p.m.
Christ Church United Methodist
655 N. Craycroft Rd.
Pre-concert talk at 2:30 p.m.
Dr. Stephen Keyl


“Superb intonation. Phenomenal sound.”

“I loved the soaring harmonies, varied repertoire and precision.”

I really enjoyed the pre-concert musicologist talks. Brilliant idea.”

“Excellent programming and Program Notes.”


Elliot Jones Interview on AZPM

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.

Listen to the interview