ORPHEUS MALE CHORUS OF PHOENIX AND PHOENIX CHILDREN’S CHORUS
PRESENT LEGACY CONCERTS
The Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix continued its Legacy Concert Series by joining the award-winning Phoenix Children’s Chorus (PCC) for a program featuring individual and collaborative performances from BOTH ensembles. Two concerts were presented on Sunday, Sept. 30
The Legacy Concert Series featuring the Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix and the Phoenix Children’s Chorus, now in its fourth season, has been made possible in part by a grant from City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture.
The Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix, celebrating its 90th season, is Arizona’s longest-standing, continuously performing choral arts organization. Orpheus made its debut on Christmas morning 1929 on KTAR-AM and has delighted audiences in venues large and small throughout Arizona and beyond with a diverse mix of classical and popular music. The group has excelled under the baton of Dr. Brook Carter Larson. Throughout its rich history, the chorus has also 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, celebrating its 35th season, 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. PCC includes seven progressively experienced choirs with rehearsal locations in the East Valley and Downtown Phoenix. The choirs perform throughout the Valley annually. The award-winning PCC touring choirs have performed in Austria, Germany, Ireland, Russia, Canada, Mexico, China, Italy, Argentina, Uruguay, Australia and throughout the United States serving as musical ambassadors representing The City of Phoenix, The State of Arizona, and The United States. In June, PCC toured Australia and performed at the famed Sydney Opera House.