Orpheus, Phoenix Children’s Choruses present legacy concerts

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For the second consecutive year, the Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix continues its Legacy Concert Series by joining the award-winning Phoenix Children’s Chorus for a program featuring individual and collaborative performances from both ensembles.

Two concerts will be presented on Sunday, Oct. 2:

  • 2:30 p.m. at Dobson High School, 1501 W. Guadalupe Road in Mesa
  • 7 p.m. at Camelback High School, 4612 N. 28th in Phoenix

Selections from Orpheus during the concert will include “Jonah’s Song” by Peter Schickele and “Think On Me” by James Quitman Mulholland.

Selections from Phoenix Children’s Chorus will include “Something to Believe In” by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and the traditional spiritual “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning.”

Both ensembles will perform “When You Believe” by Stephen Schwartz from the Broadway musical “The Prince of Egypt” and the men of Phoenix Children’s Chorus will join Orpheus to sing “We Rise Again” by Leon Dubinsky.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, $5 for children ages 3-10 and free for children 2 and under. This year, high school students with a valid student I.D. will be admitted free to either concert.

Tickets are available at the door or online at www.orpheus.org or www.pcchorus.org.

The Legacy Concert Series featuring the Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix and the Phoenix Children’s Chorus has been made possible in part by a grant from city of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, according to a press release.

Throughout its rich 87-year history, the chorus has toured in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, been featured in radio and TV broadcasts, and has sung the National Anthem at professional sporting events and for dignitaries, including John F. Kennedy. Orpheus has gained international acclaim on tours throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

The Phoenix Children’s Chorus has been transforming children’s lives through choral music since 1984. Under the artistic direction of Ron Carpenter the organization has grown to provide quality choral music education to more than 400 children and teenagers annually.

Now, in its 33rd season, the Phoenix Children’s Chorus includes seven progressively experienced choirs with rehearsal locations in the East Valley and Downtown Phoenix.  The choirs perform throughout the Valley annually, the release stated.

The award-winning PCC touring choirs have performed in Austria, Germany, Ireland, Russia, Canada, Mexico, China, Italy, Argentina, Uruguay and throughout the United States serving as musical ambassadors representing the city of Phoenix, the state of Arizona, and the United States.

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