True Concord Voices & Orchestra
P.O. Box 64912, Tucson, AZ 85728-4912
2017/18 Season Performances in Green Valley are:
Music of the Royals
True Concord choir, soloists and chamber players. Byrd, Purcell, Handel…Through the centuries, Great Britain has given the world some of its most revered choral music. Along with works by those masters, the opening concert includes Benjamin Britten’s famous choral work, Hymn to Saint Cecilia, John Tavener’s Song for Athene and John Rutter’s This is the Day…..plus a few Beatles favorites to send everyone out humming.
Saturday, October 14, 7:00 pm – St. Francis Episcopal Church, Green Valley
True Concord choir and soloists and Guy Whatley, organ. Gabriel Fauré Requiem and David Lang the little match girl passion. The inspiration for this program is Tucson’s unique and vibrant All Soul’s Procession, an event that honors Mexico’s traditional Dia de los Muertos. Both works on this program concern death and yet evoke a sense of love, joy and heavenly peace.
Saturday, November 14, 7:00 pm – Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior, Green Valley
Lessons and Carols By Candelight
True Concord choir, soloists and harp and Guy Whatley, organ. Along with familiar treasures, this year’s program incorporates holiday traditions of the Southwest, featuring a collection of Spanish-texted “Carols and Lullabies”. The tradition includes you adding your own voice in beloved carols, all by candelight.
Friday, December 8, 7:00 pm – St. Francis in the Valley Episcopal Church, Green Valley
True Concord choir and orchestra, University of Arizona’a Arizona Choir Arianna Zukerman, soprano, Teresa Buchholz, mezzo-soprano, Hugo Vera, tenor, Andrew Stuckey, baritone, and Bruce Chamberlain, guest conductor. True Concord combines forces with UA’s Arizona Choir for Verdi’s soaring work of sublime melodies, vigorous rhythms an dramatic contrast. Best known for the recurring thunder of its Dies Irae, the Requiem is also revered for the tender mercy of its Lacrymosa, which in the words of conductor Marin Alsop, palpably weeps.”
Saturday, February 24, 7:00 pm – Valley Presbyterian Church, Green Valley
True Concord choir, soloists and orchestra. In partnership with the University of Arizona Poetry Center, the final program of the season features works utilizing the letters and poetry of Emily Dickinson, the gentle “Belle of Amherst,” and an icon of American arts and letters.
Saturday, March 24, 7:00 pm – St. Francis in the Valley Episcopal Church, Green Valley