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Sons of Orpheus—The Male Choir of Tucson


Tucson Ambassadors

proclaimed

Tucson’s Ambassadors of Song

by Tucson Mayor Robert E. Walkup
June 27, 2008

click to see full proclamation


Our Next Engagements

Holiday Concerts

Friday, November 21, 5:00–6:30 P.M.
Sons of Orpheus Holiday Medley at the Barrel Cactus Tree-Lighting Ceremony
The Westin La Paloma, 3800 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson AZ 85718 (see map)
Free Admission, with donations accepted for the Children’s Miracle Network.
Call 520-742-6000 for more information.

Wednesday, December 3, 7:00 P.M.
17th Annual Holiday Benefit Concert for the Community Food Bank

with Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind elementary students and special guests.
Berger Center for the Performing Arts, ASDB Campus, 1200 W. Speedway (see map)
Admission: Free will donation of cash, check made out to the Community Food Bank 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.)

Sunday, December 7, 3:00 P.M.
Sons of Orpheus presents A Concert of Holiday Music

Tucson Estates
, Multi-Purpose Building,
5900 W. Western Way Circle, Tucson 85713 (see map)
$5 for residents of Tucson Estates, $7 for others; pay at the door.
Information: 520-883-1440.

Tuesday, December 9 through Thursday, December 11, 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
18th Annual “Christmas at San Xavier” concert

in collaboration with the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus 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. Advance ticket purchase is required.
Tickets: e-mail your name, address and phone number to patronatoSX@earthlink.net
or call Kathy Hard at 520-407-6130 or Vern Lamplot at 520-407-6130.
Seats for the concert are $90 each ($70 of which is tax deductible).

Monday, December 15, 6:15–7:00 P.M.
Sons of Orpheus Holiday Medley

Loews Ventana Canyon
7000 North Resort Drive, Tucson AZ 85750
Holiday activities are open to the public. Free Admission.
More information: Jo Hartnett at 520-299-2020, Ext. 5264

Friday, December 19, 7:00 P.M.
Sons of Orpheus Holiday Benefit Concert
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
8650 North Shannon Road, Tucson AZ 85742

Sunday, December 21, 7:00–9:00 P.M.
Sons of Orpheus Holiday Concert with the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus

Madera Clubhouse, Quail Creek Resort Community
2055 E Quail Crossing Blvd, Green Valley, AZ 85614 (directions and map)
Tickets are available at Concierge for $30 each or you can call 520-393-5822 to order by phone.
Seating is theater style and tickets must be purchased in advance.
Visit the event Webpage or call 520-393-5822 for more information.

 


 

You are invited to join
Tucson’s premiere men’s chorus!

Calling All Men

Weekly Rehearsals begin Wednesday, August 20, 2014
from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

at the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Facility
5770 E. Pima Street (between Craycroft & Wilmot) click for map

All voices are welcome!

Please e-mail us using the address at the bottom of this page,
or call Musical Director Grayson Hirst directly at 621-1649,
to introduce yourself and be notified of any changes to our schedule.

Look here for more information.

For prospective members, a simple, informal “audition” is used to assess voice quality and section placement.

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

 


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 music.

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. )

 


Read our latest newsletter here

Contents:
Spring 2014 Concert Notes
23rd Annual Spring Concert Schedule
Repertoire for the Spring Concerts
The Holiday Concerts
Recording Session Notes
Donations Received
Hogan’s Dare
Spring, An Appealing Season
Los Vaqueros de Orpheus
Erratum
Profiling Mike Negrete
Sons of Orpheus CDs For Sale
Altered States
Tough Guy
Moon Cult
Desert Promise
Wet Season
Want More Information?
Our Sponsors

Recent newsletters are 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


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
Tucson Pima Arts Council 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.

  

  
 thechoirceisoart.org 
  

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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