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.

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.


“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.