ProMusica Arizona Chorale & Orchestra Performances
A Christmas Kaleidoscope
A Christmas Kaleidoscope was live-streamed on December 19 at 4:15 pm MST. The free concert featured ProMusica Arizona male and female vocalists and instrumentalists in small ensembles. They performed beautiful new renditions of Christmas favorites as well as Spanish carols, selections from The Nutcracker Suite, and Mannheim Steamroller Christmas carol arrangements for a string quartet.
A Musical Kaleidoscope
ProMusica Arizona presented a free virtual concert, A Musical Kaleidoscope, on Sunday, November 8, with an online recording available through November 15.
The concert featured a string ensemble playing Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in A minor, Opus 3, No. 6 with 15-year old soloist, Tara Fatima; a vocal octet singing selections from Brahms’ “Liebeslieder Waltzes” accompanied by four-hand piano; Flute Quintet No. 5 in G Major, Opus 17, G. 423 by Luigi Boccherini with featured soloist, Arizona Christian University student, Rebecca Hendricks; and a women’s octet singing selections including Lauridsen’s “Sure On This Shining Night” and Dickau’s “If Music Be the Food of Love.” In addition, award-winning tenor, Aaron Smith, sang the beautiful “Dein ist mein ganzes Herz.” A vocal quartet featuring Jerry and Karin Gunderson, their son, Ryan, and ProMusica Arizona Artistic Director, Patti Graetz, sang a set of a cappella selections. ProMusica Arizona Concertmaster Meghan Ruel and her husband, Diego Miranda, rounded out the performance with selections for violin and classical guitar.
Celebrate America: In the first concert of the season, PMAZ presented American music including Broadway, folk tunes, spirituals, and of course patriotic music and a salute to servicemen and women in the stirring piece Armed Forces: The Pride of America! These recognizable and uniquely American music selections, including Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and Irving Berlin’s America, reminded the audience of our great country’s history and development!
November 1 at 7:00 pm at Glendale Civic Center in Glendale*
November 2 at 7:00 pm at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Anthem
November 3 at 3:30 pm at American Lutheran Church in Sun City
*November 1 was a free performance funded by the City of Glendale through the Centerline Arts and Cultural Initiative.
Musical Champagne Salon
ProMusica Arizona’s Musical Champagne Salon was held in an exquisite private home in the Anthem Country Club. Guests were treated to an evening of musical performances by talented soloists and small ensembles. An array of hors d’oeuvres, desserts, champagne, wine, and other beverages were served and enjoyed indoors and outdoors.
November 16 at 6:00 pm
Joy To All The World
ProMusica Arizona’s 2019 holiday concert featured seasonal music from around the world, including a medley of Christmas carols from diverse cultures arranged for choir and orchestra by composer Craig Bohmler of Mountain Days: The John Muir Musical and Riders of the Purple Sage fame. Traditional, classical, and the ever-favorite sing-alongs were included.
Performance times and venues:
December 14 at 7:00 pm at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Anthem
December 15 at 3:30 pm at American Lutheran Church in Sun City