Sonoran Desert Chorale season celebrates ‘Earth, Fire, Wind and Water’

Sonoran Desert Chorale

The Sonoran Desert Chorale has announced its 2015-16 Season, a musical exploration of the primal elements: earth, fire, wind, and water.

Season tickets packages for the full season are on sale now for $60 adults/$50 seniors and students at, or by calling 480-305-4538.

Single tickets are $18 adults/$15 seniors, students and groups and will go on sale Aug. 1st.

The series includes:

* “Where the Earth Meets the Sky,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at First United Methodist Church, 15 E. First Ave., Mesa, and 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale.

From the frosty winds of the Norwegian tundra to the flame of an Arizona sunset, the Chorale celebrates the natural world and mankind’s relationship with the earth and the heavens.

The artistry of songs by Ola Gjeilo, Ēriks Esenvalds, and René Clausen brilliantly link earthly roots with the spirit through the beauty of song.

* “Glad Tidings! Music for a Winter’s Night,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at First United Methodist Church, Mesa, and 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, Scottsdale.

Join the Chorale as they gladden hearts with traditional carols, brass and organ selections, plus, of course, the delight of singing together in the annual audience sing-along.

* “Of Heaven and Earth,” 7:30 p.m. March 5 at First United Methodist Church, Mesa, and 3 p.m. March 6 at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, Scottsdale.
The “wonders of Heaven and Earth” are reflected in a Mass for the Ages, a unique compilation of the liturgy of the Mass as written by classical and contemporary composers. The Chorale, accompanied by organ and orchestra, performs Dan Forrest’s narrative on pain and loss tempered with the promise of joy and hope, “Requiem for the Living.”

* “Between Oceans: Songs of the Americas,” 7:30 p.m. April 30 at First United Methodist Church, and 3 p.m. May 1 at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church.
The Sonoran Desert Chorale closes its season with music from North and South America, the lands between the oceans.

For more information, see and hear the Sonoran Desert Chorale on the web at

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