King David – April 2018

Movement 16 of “King David” | April 29, 2018 performance at Temple Emanu-El

What did concertgoers say about King David?

“Beyond awesome”

“I loved everything! The story…the instrumentalists…the drama!”

“A must for choral lovers.”
The Arizona Daily Star

KGUN Morning Blend: Tina Jennings interviews Music Director Elliot Jones and singer Robert Hanshaw

AZ Daily Star Caliente: Repertory Singers adding acting to ‘King David’ concert

AZ Public Media Extempore: Music Director Elliot Jones share his insights about Honneger’s King David with Andy Bade

King David Program Notes

In April 2018 we will present two performances of Arthur Honegger’s unique oratorio King David with chamber orchestra, vocal soloists, and guest narrator Grayson Hirst. The range of musical styles in this work is extraordinary – Gregorian chant, early 20th century modernist dissonance, and jazz. There are theatrical elements as well, including the off-stage voice of the Witch of Endor, and the character of David sung first by a boy soprano, and later by an adult tenor.

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7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27
Catalina United Methodist Church
2700 E. Speedway Blvd.

3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 29
Temple Emanu-El
225 N Country Club Rd.