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ProMusica Arizona will perform “The Many Moods of Christmas” during a pair of shows at Boulder Creek High School. The performances, featuring the new youth choir, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and at 4 p.m. Dec. 5.
gets North Valley ready for season with Holiday Concert
STAFF REPORT ~ 11/24/2010
ProMusica Arizona will perform “The Many Moods of Christmas” with concerts at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and at 4 p.m. Dec. 5 at Boulder Creek High School. The shows will feature the group’s brass ensemble, the full orchestra and chorale and its new youth choir. In all, more than 150 people will be performing Christmas music.
Before the concert, the PMAZ brass ensemble will serenade early arrivals with a brass arrangements of Christmas Time is Here, Gesu Bambino, White Christmas, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Ding Dong Merrily on High, Here we Come a Wassailing, Angels We have Heard on High, Deck the Halls and many more.
The twelve voice women’s chamber choir will open the concert with songs such as Cantate by John Levitt, Tomorrow Will be My Dancing Day and Candlelight Carol by John Rutter and a series of the Alfred Burt Carols, All on a Christmas Morning, We’ll Dress the House, and Caroling, Caroling.
The new ProMusica Arizona Youth Choir, under the direction of Jason Neumann, will make its formal concert debut singing a set of holiday favorites.
For the fourth season in a row, the talented bakers from the North Valley GFWC will offer holiday treats and refreshments before the concert and during intermission.
The combined orchestra and chorale join together in the second half to present all four suites of Robert Shaw’s “Many Moods of Christmas.” Shaw was one of the most recognized choral conductors of the 20th century. Recordings of Shaw’s choirs received more than 14 Grammy Awards and in 1991 Shaw received the Kenny Center Honors Award. PMAZ is proud to perform this particular work that features his arrangements of 18 of the world’s most beloved Christmas songs including Good Christian Men Rejoice, Silent Night, Patapan, O Come All Ye Faithful, Joy to the World, Fum, Fum, Fum, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Bring a Torch Jeannette Isabella, Angeles We have Heard on High, I Saw Three Ships, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Deck the Halls and other favorites.
Tickets prices are $20 for adults, $18 for senior, and $15 for students. Tickets are on sale now with check or cash at Andrew Z Diamonds and Fine Jewelry, Deer Valley Credit Union in Anthem or The Community Center in Anthem. Credit card purchases may be made at www.promusicaaz.org or through the office. Call the office at 623-465-4650 for family rate of $39 for two adults and two students or group tickets rates.