Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix presents “Nature’s Gifts”

The Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix, Arizona’s longest-standing, continuously performing choral arts organization, celebrates “Nature’s Gifts” with a series of spring concerts on the following dates:

  • Sunday, April 26 at 3 p.m. at Velda Rose United Methodist Church, 5540 E. Main Street in Mesa.
  • Sunday, May 3 at 3 p.m. at Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Drive in Paradise Valley.

Living in Arizona, nature is the theme song of the Orpheus Male Chorus and the melody of their lives. The spring concerts will take patrons on a musical journey of the environment that is cherished, along with nature’s gifts that make us smile. Attendees will be sure to enjoy our songs of mountains, “Gonna Build a Mountain,” water, “Loch Lomond” and animals, “De Animals a-Comin.” As well as favorites from great composers like Rodgers and Hammerstein, “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin,’” and Aaron Copland, “The Little Horses” and Randall Thompson “The Pasture” from Frostiana.

Orpheus made its debut on Christmas morning 1929 on KTAR-AM and has delighted audiences in venues large and small throughout Arizona and beyond with a diverse mix of classical and popular music, ranging from sacred works to raucous drinking songs. Throughout its rich 85-year history, the chorus has also toured in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, been featured in radio and TV broadcasts, and has sung the National Anthem at professional sporting events and for dignitaries, including John F. Kennedy. Orpheus has gained international acclaim on tours throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

The group has excelled under the baton of Dr. Brook Carter Larson. Prior to becoming Artistic Director for Orpheus, “Doc” taught Choral Music Education classes at Arizona State University, where he also founded the Sun Devil Singers and the ASU Men’s Chorus.

For event and ticket information, call 602-271-9396 or visit www.orpheus.org.

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