Pinnacle Concert Series: NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir

PHOENIX – Pinnacle Concert Series welcomes spring with a wonderful variety of exceptional music and memorable experiences.

On March 8, at 7:30 p.m. the Phat Pack tips its hat to an era of elegance and entertainment in tribute to the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas. Four Broadway performers join together in a program filled with American standards, Broadway show tunes, insider’s stories and comedy.

Having toured extensively worldwide with performances at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Vatican, and Sydney Opera House, Northern Arizona University’s (NAU) Shrine of the Ages Choir gives a dynamic and engaging performance of choral favorites and new works.

The ensemble, founded in 1933, has a tradition of excellence and was broadcast on NBC nationwide on Easter Sunday annually until 1968.

The Choir program on March 10, at 2 p.m. offers a wide range of musical settings, from English Renaissance to early colonial America and contemporary times. Works by Bach, Pfautsch, Billings, Britten, Dinerstein, Dove, Weelkes, Lauridsen, Hennegin, Folds and more.

“The NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir will open with the Harold M. Harter Memorial Handbell Choir under the direction of Ryan Phillips, a second-year graduate choral conducting student at Northern Arizona University,” said Dr. Edith A. Copley, NAU’s Director of Choral Studies, while describing the concert program.

She went on to say, “The Harter Handbells were founded in the late 1980’s. The six octaves of handbells and chimes were made possible by a generous gift by the Harter family. The handbells will also open the second half of the program.”

“December ’63: A Tribute to the Original Jersey Boy,” will bring the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons to life on March 29, at 7:30 p.m. in a toe-tapping showcase of favorites from the Broadway musical “The Jersey Boys.”

Concert details and tickets are available at www.PinnacleConcerts.com or at the door. Student tickets are free, so bring your ID!

If you need a hand to select your seat, please call 480-303-2474 for ticketing assistance.

Pinnacle Concert Series is located at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 North Pima Road, Scottsdale 85255, on the NW corner of Pima and Happy Valley roads.