Category Archives: Past Concerts

2016 Holiday Concerts

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Join us for holiday choral classics by Tallis, Holst, Britten and Bruckner, in addition to new music by Gabriel Jackson, James MacMillan and Will Todd. Experience a vast range of musical energy – from robust rhythm to the timeless tranquility of hovering sound – that reflects the universal spirit of the season.

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7:30 p.m. Friday, December 9
Christ the King Episcopal Church
2800 W. Ina Road

3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 11
Benedictine Monastery
800 N. Country Club

7:00 p.m. Friday, December 16
Benedictine Monastery
800 N. Country Club

Of Earth, Water, and Sky

2016 Spring Concerts

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Experience the life-giving connections Of Earth, Water, and Sky reflected in choral landscapes that parallel the depth of our human emotions, the awe-inspiring beauty of nature, and the power of the Divine.

Our program features a variety of styles and genres with selections by the great choral composers Palestrina, Handel, and Brahms as well as contemporary works by Barnum, Ticheli, and Whitacre.

What did our audience say about our first concert on April 10th? “Just amazing!” “Extraordinary concert and programming.”

Listen to sound ‘bytes’ from our April concerts. Read our Concert Program Notes for more information on these pieces and our entire concert program.

Earth Song, Music and words by Frank Ticheli (b. 1958)

The Seal Lullaby, by Eric Whitacre (b. 1970), Words by Rudyard Kipling

As Torrents in Summer, by Edward Elgar (1857-1934), Words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

No Time, traditional Camp Meeting Song, arr. Susan Brumfield

Listen to Tom’s interview on AZPM’s Extempore
Conductor’s Corner | Program Notes
Earth Water Sky Lyrics

3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2016
Catalina United Methodist Church
2700 E. Speedway Blvd.

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2016
Christ the King Episcopal Church
2800 W. Ina Road

3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2016
Fountain of Life Lutheran Church
710 S. Kolb Road

Songs of Sweet Starlight

2015 Holiday Concerts

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Stars … beacons in the dark sky that spark our imagination. They reflect the abiding hope of the human spirit and beckon us all to strive for a brighter future.

Join us for Songs of Sweet Starlight – featuring a variety of inspirational choral pieces by well-known composers from Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy to contemporary compositions by Eric Barnum, René Clausen and John Rutter.

Download program: Songs-of-Sweet-Starlight-ARS-Dec-2015-Program
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Read Thomas Lerew’s thoughts in Conductor’s Corner

2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 6th
St. Thomas The Apostle Parish
5150 N. Valley View Road
This concert: students 18 and under, free admission.

3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 13th
Benedictine Monastery
800 N. Country Club
Early arrival recommended.

7:30 p.m. Friday, December 18th
Benedictine Monastery
800 N. Country Club
Early arrival recommended.

ADMISSION $15
Tickets are available online. Tickets are also available at the door or from an ARS member. All sales are final.

Contact us for group ticket discounts – $13 each for groups of 10 or more.

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A Tribute Concert Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Jeffry A. Jahn

How Can We Keep From Singing?

3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 19th
Catalina Methodist Church
2700 E. Speedway Blvd.

The Arizona Repertory Singers presented one memorial Tribute Concert honoring the late Dr. Jeffry A. Jahn. How Can We Keep From Singing? included a retrospective of his favorite choral works performed by ARS over the last 25 years that reflected why “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.” There was a reception immediately following the concert for the public to share their fond memories of Jeffry Jahn and his lasting influence on the musical arts community in Tucson.

Program Notes

Standing Ovation Crowd Honors ARS and Jeffry Jahn’s Legacy
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.

Heavenly Light

Heavenly Light

Experience the festive atmosphere of voices raised in song that reflect the traditions of choral music. Heavenly Light features the heart and soul of the holiday season with new arrangements of well-known Christmas carols and beloved classical works. The program includes holiday pieces by Johannes Brahms, 20th century composers Francis Poulenc and Gustav Holst, and contemporary composers John Rutter and Morten Lauridsen.

Heavenly Light demonstrates that choral music, because of its inherent blending of music and words, can touch and move one’s very soul.”
—Dr. Jeffry A. Jahn

Read more in Conductor’s Corner.
View the Program. Read the Program Notes.

Sneak preview: “Ave Maria” by Franz Biebl, recorded live in concert on December 7.

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

PERFORMANCES

2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 7th
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish
5150 N. Valley View Road

3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 14th
Benedictine Monastery
800 N. Country Club

7:30 p.m. Friday, December 19th
Benedictine Monastery
800 N. Country Club

Online tickets are available at arsingers.tix.com