Bach, Glad Tidings and… the French Connection
Prescott Chorale Season Series 2018-19
Presenting the finest in choral music.
MAGNIFICENT! – AN ALL BACH CONCERT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2:30pm
GLAD TIDINGS WE BRING SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2:30 & 7:30pm
THE FRENCH CONNECTION: FROM PARIS TO PRESCOTT SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019, 2:30pm
Pre-concerts at 2:00 (Oct & Apr) Carol sing at 2:00 and 7:00 (Dec)
All concerts will take place at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 2000 Shepherds Lane, Prescott
Tickets: $21.00, Youth (13-18), $6.00 www.prescottchorale.org
Prescott Chorale, under the baton of Artistic Director Dennis Houser, is proud to announce its 2018-19 season of concerts.
Please plan to join the Prescott Chorale for their exciting new 2018-19 Concert Season. The season opens on October 6th with the Chorale presenting an All Bach Concert, joined by the Arizona Philharmonic Orchestra. The Annual Holiday Concerts on December 15th feature the Holiday Children’s Choir in the afternoon and the full choir and orchestra for the evening performance. April 27, of the new year takes the Prescott Chorale from Paris to Prescott with compositions of French composers. The “French Connection” features the winners of the Prescott Chorale’s 3rd Prescott Chorale Young Artists Competition. Tickets are $21 for adults, $5 for students and free for children. Season tickets are available at a 10% savings. Tickets are available at www.prescottchorale.org.
All concerts will take place at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 2:30 pm, with pre-concert talks 30 minutes before the performances. There is an additional 7:30 pm performance of Glad Tidings We Bring on December 15.
MAGNIFICENT! – AN ALL BACH CONCERT – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6TH. 2:30PM
Prescott Chorale will perform J.S. Bach’s Magnificat in d with soloists and a full Baroque orchestra with harpsichord. The afternoon will feature the new Arizona Philharmonic Orchestra, playing Bach’s Brandenberg Concerto #1, noted for its celebratory style and dance-like movements. Also on the program is Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn BWV Anh.159, one of his most famous motets for double chorus.
GLAD TIDINGS WE BRING SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2:30 AND 7:30PM
Celebrate the season with family and friends.
Two concerts – two programs! Last year’s Holiday Concerts sold out, so get your tickets early.
2:30pm: Children and the young at heart will enjoy the afternoon’s selection of contemporary and traditional holiday music. Once again it is the Chorale’s pleasure to feature its Holiday Children’s Choir, joined this year by an additional choir of children and youth for a very special program.
Join the Carol Singing at 2:00 PM.
7:30pm: Come in the evening to hear Francis Poulenc’s Gloria for soprano soloist, full chorus and Orchestra. Rounding out the evening will be works from current and local composers, as well as a wide selection of works from the Renaissance music trove for Christmas. Carol singing will begin at 7:00pm. Join in the music and welcome the season.
THE FRENCH CONNECTION: FROM PARIS TO PRESCOTT SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2:30PM
Experience the Impressionism, the Passion, the Brilliance of French composers!
Camille Saint Saëns – Messe de Requiem, Ops. 54
Gabriel Fauré – Cantique de Jean Racine
Winners of the Third Prescott Chorale Young Artists Competition will perform.
The mission of Prescott Chorale is to perform choral music of exceptional quality in a highly professional manner, emphasizing Masterworks which inspire, challenge, entertain, and educate our singers and our audiences. Prescott Chorale presented our first season, 2014-2015 to rave reviews following a stellar performance of the Duruflé Requiem, accompanied by renowned organist Ty Woodward. As one of the musical organizations collaborating with the Arizona Philharmonic Orchestra in their debut season, Prescott Chorale is excited to share its October performance with this outstanding addition to the music world of Prescott and surrounding area.
Dennis Houser, Prescott Chorale Musical Director has a career that spans over 55 years of singing, teaching and conducting. Dennis is no stranger to the stage, be it here in Prescott, California, Europe, South America, or the Far East. He has conducted the Master Chorale of Yavapai College, the Yavapai College Chamber Singers and the Camerata Singers of Prescott. He is the Choirmaster of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Prescott.
For tickets and further information on Prescott Chorale concerts, tours, sample recordings, and other items of interest, go to prescottchorale.org