• 40th Anniversary Gala

    40th Anniversary Gala

    Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 3pm
    Catalina Foothills High School Auditorium

    This spring, the Arizona Repertory Singers pay tribute to four decades of choral virtuosity and community engagement in All the Beauty: 40th Anniversary Gala, a combination concert, reception, and fundraiser. In addition to highlighting an extraordinary history, this one-of-a-kind event affirms ARS’s commitment to future generations of singers and audiences by recognizing the contributions of two remarkable music directors who have cultivated a love of music among Tucson youth — Dr. Julian Ackerley of the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus and Dr. Marcela Molina of the Tucson Girls Chorus.

    The Gala concert program includes 17 selections culled from the ARS archives. Audiences may well remember beloved classics from earlier concerts, such as the dynamic “How Can I Keep from Singing?” by Z. Randall Stroope and the joyful “If Music Be the Food of Love” by David Dickau as well as a rousing spiritual from an ARS virtual concert, Stacey V. Gibbs’s “Great Day” and a newer piece by Josu Elbedin sung in English, Basque, and Latin, “Cantate Domino,” a favorite of Phillips. Though the program focuses on celebrating past repertoire, ARS commissioned a new piece from noted Seattle-based composer Melinda Bargreen entitled “For All the Beauty,”

    With its mix of song and community, hors d’oeuvres and raffle prizes, the 40th Anniversary Gala promises to be an exciting must-attend event for choral music aficionados, arts lovers, and ARS supporters. Tickets are $75 for general seating (includes one raffle ticket) and $100 for preferred seating (includes three raffle tickets). Additional raffle tickets may be purchased for $10. Download flyer. Read our 40 years of highlights!


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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…