The Sonoran Desert Chorale offers the first of its four regular concerts in this year's “Virtual Season.”
“Reaching for the Light” will be available at SonoranDesertChorale.org beginning 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.
When the link to the chorale YouTube channel goes live, the singers will watch along with audiences in this shared experience of song. The online concert combines a new virtual repertoire and recorded material from previous live concerts, all packaged in a video created especially for the occasion. Program notes will be available on the website and the concert will remain on the YouTube channel throughout the season after the premiere date.
“Reaching for the Light” includes songs of hope and encouragement, from the stirring “Prayer of the Middle Ages” by Howard Hanson to the ethereal “O Salutaris Hostia” by Ēriks Ešenvalds.
No tickets are required.
The Sonoran Desert Chorale was founded in 1994 and is led by artistic director Dr. Carric Smolnik. Since its inception, the group has presented musical compositions from cultures around the globe as well as important pieces from the European and American music traditions. Concerts frequently include performances and collaborations with distinguished artists and organizations in the community.