ARS CONCERT SEASON 2019-2020
“For the 2019-20 season, ARS will showcase choral standards with a twist of complex and musically exhilarating arrangements.” –Ryan Phillips, M.M., Music Director
Please join the Arizona Repertory Singers as we proudly celebrate our 2019-2020 Concert Season. Hailed by audiences throughout Southern Arizona for its blend, technical precision, and vocal artistry, ARS is a rigorously auditioned and trained community of volunteer singers that has been a Tucson treasure for 35 years. We share the belief that there is nothing more transformative than the human voice lifted in song.
Prepare for the familiar – and the unexpected. This 2019/20 season will offer many new works to help breathe new life into ARS live performances while maintaining an emphasis on beautiful sound.
Our holiday concerts will bring back pieces from our traditional repertoire – allowing audiences to experience the haunting beauty of Francis Poulenc and the English cadence of Thomas Tallis – and, we will also perform new and rollicking selections. Anticipate innovative arrangements of holiday favorites, like Ding, Dong Merrily on High by John Rutter, Hark! In 7/8 (exactly what it sounds like) by Steven Landau and “Bring Us Good Ale” by Gustav Holst. ARS will also sing a carol from Puerto Rico that will send your spirits dancing, and achingly beautiful works by Ola Gjeilo, Connor Koppin, and Kim Andre Arnesen, among others.
April 2020 concerts will explore the relationship we have with one another and our world, including connections in faith, music, and love. You will hear classics by Purcell, Brahms, Finzi, and Vaughan Williams alongside the work of William Billings (first American composer of psalms and hymns), a mid-20th century American spiritual, a traditional South African Xhosa song, a Basque hymn, and a great arrangement of an anthem by Dolly Parton (yes, you read that correctly). Join us in what promises to be a rejuvenating and joyous season of song!
The ARS mission continues to expand under the direction of our new music director, Ryan Phillips. He envisions a future for ARS that features an even greater commitment to the choral culture of our community with more … singers, venues, ambitious performances with local arts organizations and more outreach to those who have yet to experience the joy of live choral music.
Ticket sales fund only a small portion of our vision to present quality choral music, or choral music with orchestra and soloists, which enhances our diverse cultural heritage in Tucson. Become a valued partner by contributing to the mission, and future success of ARS. Your generosity will complete the vision.
Raise your voice and make a difference as an ARS donor, sponsor or advertiser!
As a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, contributions of all sizes from individuals are essential to the future of ARS. There are many giving levels from which to choose, so that you can identify the most meaningful way to support our efforts. Gifts are tax deductible and are recognized in our annual Concert Season Program.
ARS is fortunate to receive strong support from the Tucson business community through annual sponsorships and we invite you to participate as an individual, or as a business partner. Sponsors have the opportunity to be recognized as supporters of ARS to thousands of people because they are acknowledged at every concert, receive a full-page advertisement in our Concert Season Program, are prominently featured on our website and are listed in printed announcements distributed by ARS.
Advertisers can purchase quarter-page, half-page or full-page ads in our Concert Season Program. This is an excellent way for local businesses to reach over 1500 concertgoers with their message, at an affordable rate. During each concert we encourage our audience to support the products and services offered by our advertisers.
Impresario – $10,000 or more
Receive four tickets in a reserved section to any Holiday and April concert, an invitation to attend a concert dress rehearsal, a post-concert reception and a private performance for you and your invited guests.
Director – $5,000 – $9,999
Receive four tickets in a reserved section to any Holiday and April concert, an invitation to attend a concert dress rehearsal and a post concert reception.
Benefactor – $2,500 – $4,999
Receive four tickets to any Holiday and April concert, an invitation to attend an ARS rehearsal and a post concert reception.
Patron – $1,500 – $2,499
Receive four tickets to any Holiday and April concert, and an invitation to attend an ARS rehearsal.
Sustainer – $1,000 – $1,499
Receive two tickets to any Holiday and April concert, and an invitation to attend an ARS rehearsal.
Friend – $500 – $999
Receive two tickets to any Holiday and April concert.
$250 – $499
$100 – $249
$99 and under
Contributions received by November 5th will be printed in the 2019-20 season Concert Program.
Corporate Sponsors – $2,000 or more
Four-color, center spread ad in the 2019-20 Concert Season Program; logo featured on Sponsor display board at the entrance to concerts and on printed materials, public recognition during concert announcements; acknowledgment on ARS website.
Corporate Sponsors – $1,000
Full-page black-and-white ad in the 2019-20 Concert Season Program; logo featured on Sponsor display board at the entrance to concerts and on printed materials; public recognition during concert announcements; acknowledgment on the ARS website.
Concert Season Program Print Sponsor – $3,000
Receive four tickets to any Holiday and April concert and an invitation to attend an ARS rehearsal.
Concert Sponsor – $1,500
December 2019 and April 2020 Concerts
Receive two tickets to any Holiday or April concert.
Leave a Legacy
YOU can make a difference!
You know us for our choral excellence…
With your support, ARS can continue to enrich future generations of all ages with the power of choral music and high quality, artistic vocal performance for which ARS is well known.
We are pleased to inform you that we have a fund at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and can accept any type of charitable gift.
Discover how you can donate to us during your lifetime with:
- Gifts from Individual Retirement Accounts
- Gifts of Stock and other appreciated assets
- Gifts of Real Estate
- Gifts to the Arizona Repertory Singers Endowment Fund (Earnings are unrestricted and may be used for any purpose as determined by the ARS Board of Directors.)
- The Jeffry A. Jahn Circle of Giving (A new fund)
Discover how you can leave us a gift from your estate. As partners, we can continue to provide a lasting source of support for the benefit of sharing quality choral music that enhances the diverse cultural heritage of Tucson and Southern Arizona.
For a confidential, no commitment conversation about current gifts and estate planning and bequests to ARS Funds at CFSA, contact Mary Louise Luna, Director, Planned Giving, Philanthropic Services, 520.209.2875 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We enrich the life of our community by giving frequent live performances of choral literature from a variety of periods and musical traditions.
We increase music appreciation by singing for diverse audiences to provide greater exposure to the choral arts.
We perform at events for charitable organizations that benefit the community at large.
Arizona Repertory Singers is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization.