The Sonoran Desert Chorale sets sail on the H.M.S. Pinafore for a whirlwind tour of the British patter songs and comic lyrics made famous by Gilbert and Sullivan.
The 60-member chorale performs “Phantasies of the Opera,” where the second half of the concert includes choruses from the well-loved operas of Puccini, Mozart, Wagner, Bizet and more.
Soaring melodies, rich harmonies, and classic storytelling are the hallmarks of the well-known pieces. Performances of take place 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at First United Methodist Church, 15 E. First Avenue, Mesa, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 3,at Valley Presbyterian Church, 6947 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley.
Tickets are $18 for adults; $15 for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. Tickets may be purchased online at www.SonoranDesertChorale.org or by calling 480-305-4538.
Sonoran Desert Chorale was founded in 1994 and is led by Music Director Jeff Harris.
Since its inception, the group has become a highly regarded and sophisticated choral organization, presenting musical compositions from cultures around the globe as well as important pieces from the European and American music traditions.
Concerts frequently include guest performances and collaborations with distinguished artists and organizations in the community such as the Phoenix Children’s Chorus, The Southwest Brass, Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band and the Four Seasons Symphony.