Pinnacle concert series kicks off with ‘Phantom of the Opera’ salute

 

Pinnacle Presbyterian Church

The award-winning barbershop-style chorus, “Spirit of Phoenix,” performs Nov. 20 at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church.

Pinnacle Presbyterian Church kicks off its 2015-16 concert series this Friday with a special free Halloween program featuring selections from “Phantom of the Opera.”

Pinnacle Presbyterian Church

“Phantom Night” will be 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, and feature selections by Pinnacle’s soloists and organist Brent Hylton.

“Phantom Night” will be 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, and feature selections by Pinnacle’s soloists and organist Brent Hylton, as well as an array of carved pumpkins.

Pinnacle Presbyterian Church is located at 25150 N. Pima Road in Scottsdale.

Admission is free, however, donations for the fine arts programs will be accepted.

Tickets and information are available at www.PinnacleConcerts.org, or by calling 480-303-2474 and at the door.

Upcoming programs for the remainder of the season include:

* “The Spirit of Phoenix,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20. As the primary performing group of the Greater Phoenix Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, The Spirit of Phoenix has been an institution in the Valley for over 70 years.

Like the Phoenix of mythology, the men’s chorus has risen to become one of the premiere performing organizations in the society, capturing the title of International Chorus Champion three times.  Premium seating is $35; general admission $25; students are free.

* “Celebration of Christmas,” 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 6. The magic and promise of the Christmas season come alive with this beloved annual holiday concert. With a mixture of bells, brass, strings, winds and voices,

“Celebration of Christmas” creates a festive occasion that is the perfect way to herald the season. Join the Pinnacle Chancel Choir, Pinnacle Pealers and special instrumental guests for a memorable and inspirational holiday experience. Admission is free.

* “Handel’s Messiah,” featuring the Phoenix Symphony, 3 p.m. Dec. 13.

Handel’s massive oratorio makes a profound musical statement of the Christian faith, celebrating the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The acclaimed and popular “Hallelujah” chorus highlights this classical favorite.

Music Director Tito Muñoz and The Phoenix Symphony return to present the full-length version of Messiah, joined by The Phoenix Symphony Chorus and soloists.

Tickets: $49

* The Abbey Road Band performs a tribute to The Beatles, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15.
Reserved seating is available for the concert. Premium seats are $45; general admission is $27 and students are free.

* “Broadway Comes to Pinnacle,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29.  The most popular songs from the most successful musicals will be performed.

Reserved seating is available for the concert. Premium seats are $45; general admission is $27 and students are free.

* Phoenix Boys Choir performs “Vision for Peace,” 7:30 p.m. March 4.
Premium seating $28; general admission $23; students free.

* “December 1963: The Music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons,” 7:30 p.m. March 18.

Reserved seating is available for the concert. Premium seats are $45; general admission is $27 and students are free.

* Ocotillo Winds performs 7:30 p.m. April 8. General admission $20; students are free.

* “Organized Rhythm,” featuring Clive Driskill on organ and Joseph Gramley on percussion, 7:30 p.m. April 15.

Premium seats are $35; general admission is $20 and students are free.

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