Special Events

GVR Live! Special Event Series

Tucson Masterworks Chorale
Sunday, January 13

The Tucson Masterworks Chorale is the oldest independent choral arts organization in southern Arizona. It began in 1949 as a group of 18 singers, with Governor Samuel Goddard as its first president. Now, approaching its 70th anniversary, the Chorale continues to refine its performances of the great masterworks of choral literature, from pre-Baroque to contemporary, many with orchestral accompaniment.

Past performances have included the Chorale’s participation in “Rolling Requiem,” a world-wide acknowledgement of the events of 9/11/01, performed on September 11, 2002; a performance at Carnegie Hall in 2003; and recent collaborations with other groups singing in Varna and Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2014, the Chorale was again invited to sing in New York, this time at Lincoln Center, where members performed Duruflé’s Requiem under the baton of Dr. Bruce Chamberlain.

In this concert, the Tucson Masterworks Chorale will present portions of these masterworks of the stage – the choruses from many of the most famous operas from the baroque to modern eras. The choruses contain many of the most recognizable melodies that have enchanted both enthusiasts and laymen for over three centuries, representing the work of composers from all regions of western music. The second half will present lighter but historically significant choruses of the stage, namely those of musical theater and operetta, demonstrating the development of the genre. This is a concert that is guaranteed to thrill.

Members $28, Guests $31, General Public $36