Eight vocalist members of the Tucson Chamber Artists will reflect the diversity of the ensemble’s programming in a midday concert at the Arizona Senior Academy on Tuesday (Oct. 29).
They will sing American folk songs and spirituals, excerpts from masterworks including the Mozart “C-minor Mass” and other choral chestnuts in a concert scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.
Founded 10 years ago by director Eric Holtan, Tucson Chamber Artists is a versatile ensemble of vocal and instrumental musicians that has attained prestige as Southern Arizona’s premier professional chamber choir and orchestra.
Tucson Chamber Artists engages singers from the first rank of choral artists from Arizona as well as across the country who present a season of performances in and around Tucson. Its instrumentalists have trained in some of the finest music schools in the world.
The ensemble specializes in performing choral masterworks and the diverse music of America. Past performances have included the Brahms “German Requiem,” Haydn’s “The Creation,” Bach’s “Mass in B Minor,” as well as Frank Martin’s “Mass for Double Choir.”
Committed to regularly premiering new works by contemporary American composers, Tucson Chamber Artists has commissioned works by Paul Crabtree and Stephen Paulus, and has premiered new works by promising young composers for the past six years.
Tuesday’s concert is made possible by a generous gift from Arizona Senior Academy members Sabra and Dennis Anderson.
Submitted by Leslie Nitzberg, Academy Village Volunteer