ORPHEUS AND PHOENIX CHILDREN’S CHORUS PERFORMED LEGACY CONCERTS
For the second consecutive year, the Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix continued 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 were presented on Sunday, Oct. 2. 2016 at Dobson High School, Mesa and Camelback High School, Phoenix.
Selections from Orpheus during the concert included“Jonah’s Song” by Peter Schickele (aka PDQ Bach) and “Think On Me” by James Quitman Mulholland. Selections from Phoenix Children’s Chorus included“Something to Believe In” by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and the traditional spiritual “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning.” Both ensembles performed “When You Believe” by Stephen Schwartz from the Broadway musical “The Prince of Egypt” and the men of Phoenix Children’s Chorus joined Orpheus to sing “We Rise Again” by Leon Dubinsky.
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.
The Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix 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, who was recently named Arizona ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) Choral Director of the Year. Throughout its rich 87-year 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 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 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.
Contact: Brook Carter Larson
Artistic Director, Orpheus Male Chorus
Executive Director, Phoenix Children’s Chorus