Choral singing enriches the souls of those who come together to sing as well as those who come to listen and enjoy. When Academy Village resident Fred Reinagel founded The Vail Chorale, his goal was simple: to create a non-auditioned community chorus which would provide an opportunity for choral music-making on Tucson’s east side, welcoming singers of all ages and musical skills.
Now in its fourth year, The Vail Chorale will present its Fall 2014 concert – “A Choral Calendar: Seasons and Celebrations” – at the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday (Nov. 18) at 7:30 p.m. The program highlights in song a variety of holidays throughout the year.
After opening with Reinagel’s arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner, the Chorale will sing a combination of traditional, popular, and classical selections associated with Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Valentines’ Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Holy Week and Easter, Memorial Day, and Independence Day.
The Vail Chorale will be joined by the CenterStage Singers, a children’s choir directed by Marilee Leishman, who will perform the popular tune “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, and will later combine forces with the Chorale for “In Paradisum” from the Faure Requiem.
As a community chorus, The Vail Chorale is always eager to welcome new members. The Chorale’s motto is “Live for Singing! – Sing for Life!” For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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