• 40th Gala is a STUNNING success

    40th Gala is a STUNNING success

    Thank you to all who made All the Beauty: 40th Anniversary Gala a stunning success! With friends, family, and community members, we gathered together on April 28, 2024 to pay tribute to four decades of choral virtuosity and community engagement. Our 250+ guests were treated to a mix of song, ARS history, community, hors d’oeuvres and raffle prizes. Each ARS music director – founder Dennis Bonner, Dr. Jeffry Jahn, Dr. Tom Lerew, Dr. Elliot Jones and current director Ryan Phillips – were recognized with music from their tenure. Each of our special honorees, Dr. Julian Ackerley of the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, and Dr. Marcela Molina of the Tucson Girls Chorus, conducted one of our pieces. We are so grateful for the incredible contributions they have each made to the choral communities of Arizona and beyond.

    A very special thanks again to our sponsors for the gala – Mike and Beth Kasser, The Morris A. Hazan Family Foundation, La Posada Communities, and Rick Sack and the Buy Tucson Lots Team. It was an afternoon we will not soon forget, and highlighted the joy we have for this organization, joining and raising our voices together.

    Stay tuned for our 2024-2025 season announcements and watch this space for updates as we head into our next 40 years of sharing our choral excellence and legacy with audiences of all ages, including Tucson area youth! We are excited for what is to come!

Choral music breaks down boundaries that divide us,
and encircles the entire human race with the spirit of togetherness.

The Arizona Repertory Singers is an auditioned ensemble of singers from greater Tucson. Since 1984, we have presented high quality performances of the standard repertoire and new music. We hope our choral music spreads a message of harmony and inspiration.

We look forward to exploring more works by composers from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds – now and in the future.

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All The Beauty | April 2024

by Ryan Phillips, M.M.Music Director What an exciting 40th anniversary season it has been for the Arizona Repertory Singers! This past fall, we welcomed our largest audiences since I began directing the ensemble, and we have loved rehearsing and performing music that is “uniquely ARS.” As you know, this season, we selected nearly all of our repertoire from our vast…