It's the most wonderful time of the year, time for vocalists all across the valley to sing their favorite holiday tunes! Here's your 2018 Holiday Choral Calendar to get you in the mood for the season:
Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Get into the Christmas spirit by hearing Messiah live. Bruce Chamberlain leads the TSO Chorus in the pulse pounding, earth shaking masterpiece performed in Arizona’s most outstanding acoustical venue. One of choral literature’s most important and popular works. Last year’s performances SOLD OUT, so get your tickets early!
Saturday, December 15, 4pm
Sunday, December 16, 2pm
Messiah tickets are available as an add-on to any TSO series subscription.
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Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus
Since 1939, The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus is dedicated to providing boys in the community an enriched educational experience through the study and performance of choral music.
Enjoy their Holiday Concert Sunday, December 16 at 2PM. On the UA campus at Crowder Hall.
Premium Seating: $20
General Seating: $15
Child Under 12: $ 8
Sons of Orpheus
Sons of Orpheus—The Male Choir of Tucson, once proclaimed Tucson’s Ambassadors of Song. They perform several times in several locations, so they’re sure to appear near your neighborhood.
December 1 3PM St Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church
December 2 3PM Tucson Estates
December 5 7PM Berger Performing Arts Center
December 10 4:45PM Arizona Inn
December 10-16 Mission San Xavier del Bac
Admission: $15. Students admitted free of charge.
The Arizona Repertory Singers
The Arizona Repertory Singers is an auditioned ensemble of singers from greater Tucson. This year’s concerts will include brand new choral music by Thomas Juneau, and Jonathan Dove’s thrilling “Seek him that maketh the seven stars.” They’ll also perform seasonal audience favorites like “Lo, how a rose e’er blooming” and “What sweeter music” by John Rutter.
ADMISSION: $18 in advance, $20 at the door
December 7 7:30PM Christ the King Episcopal Church
December 9 3PM Grace St. Paul Episcopal Church
December 14 7:30PM St.Alban’s Episcopal Church
December 16 4PM Christ Church United Methodist Church
Tucson Barbershop Experience
Tucson Barbershop eXperience is the performing chorus of the Tucson Sunshine Chapter of the Far Western District of The Barbershop Harmony Society (SPEBSQSA, Inc.). eXperience the holidays with the sounds of a uniquely American close harmony musical art form!
Sunday, December 9, 2018 3:00pm
The Procenium Theatre
Pima Community College
General Admission $15.00
Students & Seniors $12.00
Tucson Women’s Chorus
The Tucson Women’s Chorus is an a cappella singing group. The emphasis of the chorus is on using the natural voice, and learning songs the way our ancestors learned them for untold millennia: by singing them.
2018 Fall Series –
Saturday, December 15, 7:00 pm at St Mark’s Presbyterian Church
General Admission $15.00
Tucson Jewish Community Center
The Chanukah Cantata is a sweeping retelling of the Chanukah story. Cantors and soloists from seven of Tucson’s congregations come together to sing this new, large-scale work for soloists, choir and orchestra, in a performance jointly presented by the congregations, the Tucson J, and the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. They will be joined by the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, as well as members of the congregational choirs.
December 8, 7:30PM at the Tucson Jewish Community Center.
Tickets are $18.
St Mark’s United Methodist Church
Don’t miss the 5th annual family-friendly traditional sing-along, just in time for the season! A freewill offering will be taken for St. Mark’s choir fund. After the gathering, you can enjoy refreshments in Fellowship Hall. It’s a great afternoon; remember come early seating fills up quickly!
Sunday, December 9, 3PM at St Mark’s United Methodist Church.
ST. AUGUSTINE CATHEDRAL
An afternoon concert of original arrangements of Christmas music featuring tenor Carlos Zapién, accompanied by members of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and singers from parishes in the Diocese of Tucson conducted by Gavin Ely.
Sunday, December 9, 3PM at ST. AUGUSTINE CATHEDRAL
St Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church
Grammy-nominated True Concord Voices & Orchestra presents the Christmas portion and “Hallelujah Chorus” of Handel’s beloved Messiah in a one-hour performance that is sure to be a highlight of your holiday season.
Sunday December 9, 3PM at St Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church
$25 General Admission / $35 Premium Seating
Tucson Desert Harmony Chorus
Tucson Desert Harmony Chorus promotes quality barbershop music while singing with passion, enthusiasm and energy. This year’s holiday concert, It’s a Wonderful World!, is “an entertaining afternoon of fabulous music, great fun, laughter and holiday joy.”
Sunday December 1, 3PM St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
$18 in advance/$20 at the door