The Vail Chorale

3:00 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building

The sounds of choral harmony can evoke many emotional states, from calming, soothing and serene to joyful and inspiring. The Vail Chorale’s 2019 Spring Concert aims to take you on an emotional journey and lift your spirits with a theme of “Songs of Hope!”

The Saturday afternoon concert will include arrangements of Heal the World, You Raise Me Up (made popular by Josh Groban), The Prayer (made popular by Andrea Bocelli), high energy spirituals, Exsultate Justi by Brant Adams, Exsultate Jubilate by Karl Jenkins, the moving Prayer of the Children by Kurt Bestor, and more.

Now completing its eighth year, the Vail Chorale has been entertaining local audiences each spring and fall, receiving frequent comments that the enthusiasm of the singers is contagious. The repertoire ranges from pop standards, folk ballads and Broadway tunes, to classical styles from across the centuries, to choral music of contemporary composers. The Chorale remains a non-auditioned intergenerational community chorus, providing camaraderie for those who enjoy singing in harmony.

The ensemble was founded in 2011 as an outreach project of the Arizona Senior Academy, which continues to sponsor the Chorale along with the Vail School District. Membership has steadily grown as the Greater Vail Area experiences growth and more singers discover the opportunity to join a choral ensemble on Tucson’s east side.

The Chorale’s leadership team consists of music director Brianna Petty, assistant director Melissa Hale, and accompanist Shantell Funckes. Concerts are free and open to the general public, with donations gratefully accepted. Bring your friends and family for an afternoon of sheer musical pleasure!

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Written by Leslie Nitzberg, Academy Village Volunteer

Apr. 13: Vail Chorale Spring Concert: “Songs of Hope!”