40th Gala is a STUNNING success

ARS singers performing Alleluia at the 40th gala

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!

“The Beauty of the Earth” Spring Concerts

The Arizona Repertory Singers Spring concert, “The Beauty of the Earth,” offers moving music with the powerful theme of preserving our planet. Experience timely pieces such as “Emerald Stream” by Seth Houston and Frank Ticheli’s “Earth Song” paired with beloved favorites including “Sing of Spring” by George and Ira Gershwin and “For the Beauty of the Earth” by John Rutter.

  • Friday, April 22  7:30 p.m St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
  • Sunday, April 24 3:00 p.m. Christ Church United Methodist
  • Friday, April 29 7:30 p.m. Tanque Verde Lutheran Church

Covid precautions: All Arizona Repertory Singers singers and staff are vaccinated and have had a booster shot.  To protect our audiences, all patrons over the age of 12 must show proof of vaccination and a booster shot, and wear masks to attend our performances.

Spring 2022

February 27
ARS is excited to partner with the University of Arizona Symphonic and Arizona Choirs for a combined concert on February 25 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and February 27 at 3 p.m. at St. Augustine Cathedral downtown. Admission is free. This is an exciting opportunity to build our relationship with the university and reach a new audience with thought provoking repertoire about the importance of planet conservation. 

Coming in April
The Spring 2022 concerts will feature repertoire that emphasizes the importance of preserving our planet by slowing the effects of climate change – which affects not only all of us, but nature and animals as well. ARS will highlight this issue for our listeners with music that includes Emerald Stream by Seth Houston and Estonian composer Uno Naissoo’s Metsa Telegramm.