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ProMusica presents patriotic concert

Events of the past ten years and especially the past few weeks remind us that freedom is not free. ProMusica Arizona's "Let Freedom Ring" concert this weekend is the perfect occasion to celebrate America and our history in the fight for freedom. PMAZ will get your toes tapping, fingers snapping, and your heart beating red, white and blue.

Five different PMAZ groups will take you on an American musical adventure featuring folk songs, jazz, Broadway and patriotic music that stirs the heartstrings and pride in our diverse and amazing country.

Come a half hour early and hear the PMAZ Brass Ensemble play a pre-concert musical teaser on the patio. You'll hear Sousa marches, Irving Berlin medleys and Broadway brass favorites like, "76 Trombones."

The main concert will begin with the Youth Choir singing American folk favorites like, "Cindy," "Old Dan Tucker" and "Blue Tail Fly." The Women's Chamber Choir will get the concert swinging with jazz favorites including, "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square," "My Romance" and "It's Only a Paper Moon."

The PMAZ Chorale will sing familiar and new songs that will stoke your national pride including the hauntingly beautiful, "Earth Song" and stirring renditions of "Homeland," "I Hear America Singing" and "American Anthem." The Orchestra will perform the ever popular "Washington Post March" by Sousa and "Greetings to America Waltz" by Strauss. The combined PMAZ Orchestra and Chorale will perform "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and Copland's "Canticle of Freedom."

Experience the music of America in this family-friendly concert on Saturday, May 14 at 7:30pm or Sunday, May 15 at 4pm. Tickets are available online at or at Andrew Z Diamonds and Fine Jewelry, Deer Valley Credit Union or the Anthem Community Center. Tickets are $20 Adults/ $18 Seniors/ $15 Students. Special price for Family Packs: $39 for 2 adults and 2 students or group prices--please call the office 623-465-4650.

The model of the soon to be built Anthem Veterans Memorial will be on display in the lobby. Construction is due to begin in early summer. The Anthem Veterans Memorial Committee will be there selling pavers to those wanting to honor individual veterans in their lives with their personal paver in the memorial. For information on the memorial or pavers, go to and click on the Veterans Memorial link.