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Sons of Orpheus—The Male Choir of Tucson


Come Sing With Us!

Calling all men! You are invited to join us for Orpheus’ 26th Season!
We rehearse on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 P.M.at Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Facility, 5770 E. Pima St., Tucson, AZ (click for map)
and many Saturdays from 8:30 to 10:00 A.M. in Weitzel Hall at St. Cyril Church. northeast corner of Pima St. and Swan Road.
Contact: Grayson Hirst, 520-484-3743


Click to download a printable copy of the full page (8.5"x11") poster, half-page flyer, or large (11"x17") poster.

 


Music for the Holiday Season!

 

Holiday Hits

Holiday Hits

Our newest release!
Sons of Orpheus performs music of
Christmas and Hanukkah

Sons of Orpheus and Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus: Christmas at San Xavier

Star of Wonder
Christmas Masterworks from Around the World

Performed and recorded at
Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona

Sons of Orpheus and Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus: Christmas at San Xavier

Christmas at Mission San Xavier del Bac

Featuring The Sons of Orpheus and
The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus

 

Cost: $15.00 (U.S.) per CD plus $4.00 shipping and handling per order.

For more information, including track lists, sound samples and a downloadable order form, visit our CD page

 


Our Next Engagements

Holiday Concerts

 

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 3:00 P.M.
Sons of Orpheus Holiday Concert
Tucson Estates
, Multi-Purpose Building, 5900 W. Western Way Circle, Tucson 85713 (see map)
Information: 520-883-1440.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 7:00 P.M.

Come Sing With Us!

19th Annual Holiday Benefit Concert for the Community Food Bank
with Arizona State School for the Blind elementary students and special guests.
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.

Monday, December 12
4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.at Mission San Xavier
REHEARSAL for 20th Annual “Christmas at San Xavier” concerts
in collaboration with the Arizona Girls Choir and Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus at Mission San Xavier del Bac,
to benefit the restoration and preservation of the Mission
Sponsored by Patronato San Xavier.
Tickets: $20, available after December 1 at 520-407-6130 or patronatosanxavier.org. Limited seating.

Monday, December 12
4:45 P.M. at the Arizona Inn
20th Annual “Christmas at San Xavier” Special Concert
in collaboration with the Arizona Girls Choir and Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus at Mission San Xavier del Bac,
to benefit the restoration and preservation of the Mission
Sponsored by Patronato San Xavier
This intimate evening will begin with a reception with drinks and heavy hors d’oevres at the Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St., Tucson.
Along with the regular performers, the concert at the Mission will include R. Carlos Nakai, the world’s premier Native American flutist,
and the Arizona Girls Choir. With only 175 seats, the concert will sell out fast.
Tickets are $250 and include the reception, transportation to and from the Mission, and this very special concert.
Click here for complete information and online ticket purchase.

Tuesday, December 13
Wednesday, December 14
Thursday, December 15
6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. each evening
20th Annual “Christmas at San Xavier” concerts

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.
Tickets: $100 (a portion of which may be considered a tax-deductible donation). Advance ticket purchase is required.
Click here for complete information and online ticket purchase. Performances sell out. Advance ticket purchase is required.

Friday, December 16, 7:00 P.M.
Sons of Orpheus Holiday Benefit Concert
An hour-long concert of sacred Christmas music to benefit the Knights of Columbus
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 8650 North Shannon Road, Tucson AZ 85742 (see map)

Sunday, December 18, 7:00 P.M.
Sons of Orpheus 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, visit PerformingArtsCenter.org or call 520-399-1750.

 

See the Performances page for more information on our upcoming Holiday concerts

 


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. )

 


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
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.

  

  
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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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please use your email program to contact us using this address.

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