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Sons of Orpheus—The Male Choir of Tucson


New Singers Wanted 2017-2018

 

Our Next Engagements

A variety of

Holiday Concerts

November 30 to December 17, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
7:00 P.M.

Come Sing With Us!

20th Annual Holiday Benefit Concert for the Community Food Bank
with Arizona State School for the Blind elementary students and the Sonido de Mexico Mariachi band to benefit the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.
Berger Center for the Performing Arts, ASDB Campus, 1200 W. Speedway (see map)
Admission: freewill donation of cash or nonperishable food items. Or donate online to the Community Food Bank in advance of the concert. Did you know that Arizona law gives us a tax credit for donating? Click here for tax credit info.

Click to download a printable copy of the poster.

Monday, December 11, 2017
4:45 P.M. at the Arizona Inn, 7:00 P.M. at the Mission

21st Annual “Patronato Christmas at San Xavier” special concert
Sons of Orpheus, the Tucson Girls Chorus and Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus perform together at Mission San Xavier del Bac, to benefit the restoration and preservation of the Mission. Transportation provided from the Arizona Inn to the Mission.
Sponsored by Patronato San Xavier. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

21st Annual “Patronato Christmas at San Xavier” concert
Sons of Orpheus and the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus perform together at Mission San Xavier del Bac, 1950 W. San Xavier Rd., to benefit the restoration and preservation of the Mission.
Sponsored by Patronato San Xavier. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
21st Annual “Patronato Christmas at San Xavier” concert
Repeat of above concert
Thursday, December 14, 2017
6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

21st Annual “Patronato Christmas at San Xavier” concert
Repeat of above concert

Sunday, December 17, 2017
7:00 P.M.

Sons of Orpheus presents a Holiday Program of sacred and secular songs
Community Performing Arts Center, 1250 W. Continental Rd, Green Valley AZ 85622 (see map)
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. To purchase, click here or call 520-399-1750.


Learn to Read Music!

Mondays at 7:00 P.M.

A free class, open to all who wish to learn how to read music.
Topics will include notes, rhythm, clefs, key signatures, musical notation,
and any questions brought to the class about reading mu-->

The Tucson Boys Chorus Building
5770 E. Pima Street, Tucson AZ 85712 (see map)

Presented in community service by Sons of Orpheus and the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus

For more information, contact Bruce Mortensen at
520-235-4303 or
Mortensen email

View the poster.
(Poster is in pdf format, viewable in Adobe Reader, downloadable here. )

 


Información en español sobre el coro
Information about the choir in Spanish


Videos: Click to play

The 3:10 to Yuma with Tenor Jim Hogan

The Anvil Chorus by Giuseppi Verdi

Mass at the Vatican, 2012, photo by Kathleen Schumpert


Mass at the Vatican, 2012
photo by Kathleen Schumpert

San Xavier with the Tucson Boys Chorus, 2012, photo by Gary Smyth


San Xavier with the Tucson Boys Chorus, 2012, photo by Gary Smyth

Holiday Concert fundraiser for the Tucson Food Bank, with the students of Arizona Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, 2011, photo by Gary Smyth


Holiday Concert fundraiser for the Tucson Food Bank, with the students of Arizona Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, 2011
photo by Gary Smyth

[White House]


Chinese New Year Festival with the Tucson Sino Choir, 2013

The Gazebo at Trail Dust Town, 2012, photo by Gary Smyth

The Gazebo at Trail Dust Town, 2012
photo by Gary Smyth

Tucson Estates with Del Pueblo Brass Quintet, 2011, photo by Alan McDonald

Tucson Estates with Del Pueblo Brass Quintet, 2011
photo by Alan McDonald

[White House]

The White House, 1998

[Director Grayson Hirst]

Director Grayson Hirst

[Baseball game]

Baseball & Patriotic

[Covered Wagon]

Cowboy & Western

[San Xavier Mission interior]

Christmas & Holiday
Sacred & Secular

[Russian Costume]

Music From
Around the World

[Llangollen, Wales]

The Welsh Eisteddfod
2002

[Alta Pusteria, Italy]

Alta Pusteria, Italy
2004

[Leipzig]

Leipzig, Germany
2008

Click on pictures to enlarge

See our Gallery for more photos


Listen to music from our CDs with the streaming Flash audio player below.
Click on any of the tracks to start the player

or click here to stream the playlist to a music player on your computer instead,
such as Windows Media Player or Apple Quicktime.
You can also listen to individual clips on our CDs & Audio page.

The above player requires Adobe Flash Player Plugin version 7 or higher.
If you do not have Flash installed on your computer, you can download it here.


The Sons of Orpheus choir was founded in 1991 by the distinguished American tenor, Grayson Hirst. It is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, non-affiliated, community-based choral organization comprised of men from all walks of life. Members include professional and amateur musicians, businessmen, retirees, scientists, scholars, students, engineers, teachers, and others.

Sons of Orpheus provides an opportunity for men to sing selections from the rich repertoire written for men’s voices. It parallels such other Tucson groups as choruses for boys, girls, women, and mixed voices.


Sons of Orpheus outside Mahler Hall, Dobbiaco, Italy
7th Annual Alta Pusteria Choir Festival, June 26, 2004

Photo by Gary Smyth


Tucson Ambassadors

Sons of Orpheus—The Male Choir of Tucson

proclaimed

Tucson’s Ambassadors of Song

by Tucson Mayor Robert E. Walkup
June 27, 2008

click to see full proclamation


Our mailing address is:
Sons of Orpheus
P.O. Box 31552
Tucson, AZ 85751-1552

Sons of Orpheus is supported in part by grants from the
Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona and the Arizona Commission on the Arts
with funding from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Visit www.thechoiceisart.org to discover arts programs in your community,
learn about the value of the arts and to support and protect the arts in Arizona.

  

     

 

    

Sons of Orpheus prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion,
sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference
regarding choir and board membership, staff, volunteers, and guest musicians.

 

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