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ProMusica marking 20 years

Anniversary shows begin in Sun City

Posted 7/21/22

ProMusica Arizona will kick off its 20th anniversary season in October with “Favorites - Past and Present.”

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MUSIC

ProMusica marking 20 years

Anniversary shows begin in Sun City

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ProMusica Arizona will kick off its 20th anniversary season in October with “Favorites - Past and Present.”

The opening concert will feature a full first half of patriotic favorites including “America the Beautiful,” “God Bless America,” toe-tapping John Philip Sousa marches and “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

The second half will continue with more favorites including music by John Williams, a medley of songs by Stephen Sondheim, including “Send in the Clowns,” and a Richard Rodgers medley with songs from “The Sound of Music,” “South Pacific” and “Oklahoma” to name a few.

Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at All Saints Lutheran Church in North Phoenix and at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 at American Lutheran Church in Sun City.

The holiday concert, “Christmas Through the Ages,” will feature new arrangements of traditional carols “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and “The Huron Carol,” as well as favorites like “Carol of the Bells” and “Sleighride.”

ProMusica Arizona will present the world-premiere of ProMusica Arizona Chorale member and professional composer Ryan Gunderson’s Jesus, refulsit omnium (Jesus, light of all the nations), one of the first hymns in honor of the Nativity stemming from 368 A.D. As always, the audience will be invited to join in singing several well-known carols of the season.

Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 at All Saints Lutheran Church in North Phoenix and at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at American Lutheran Church in Sun City.

The season will conclude with ProMusica Arizona’s “20th Anniversary Celebration Concert” featuring the world-premiere of Saguaro Song by Arizona composer Craig Bohmler, well-known for Arizona Opera’s “Riders of the Purple Sage.”

Saguaro Song is a suite of five songs for choir and orchestra with texts by award-winning Canadian author Marion Adler who uses the iconic saguaro cactus as a metaphor for the seasons of life.

In addition, ProMusica Arizona will present A World Without Boundaries by Timothy Powell with texts by American astronauts. The piece was commissioned for ProMusica Arizona’s 15th anniversary season. Morten Lauridsen’s Sure on the Shining Night, Ola Gjielo’s Sunrise (Gloria) from “Sunrise Mass,” and other musical gems will be featured to round out the festivities.

Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at All Saints Lutheran Church in North Phoenix and at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at American Lutheran Church in Sun City.

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