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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

2014 Spring Concert Program Cover

Sons of Orpheus 23rd Annual Spring Concerts

featuring
Opera Choruses, Works by Brahms and Liszt
American Contemporary Choral Gems
Sea Shanties, WW1 Dance Hall Songs
Cowboy Classics

View the full concert program (16 MB) with program notes and soloist bios,
or the shorter list of works to be performed

Sunday, April 6, 2014, 3:00 P.M.
Casas Adobes Congregational Church
6801 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson AZ 85704 (see map)
Admission: $15 in advance, $17 at the door, $12 for students.
Pay at the door with cash, credit card, or check made out to Sons of Orpheus.
To reserve tickets in advance, email us at tickets@SonsOfOrpheus.org
and tell us your name, the concert date, & number of tickets.
For concert information, call 520-621-1649.
View the poster

CANCELLED
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 3:00 P.M.

We regret that this concert has been cancelled.
The Lodge at Del Webb, Rancho del Lago

10264 S. Blendu Way, Vail AZ 85641 (see map)
Admission: $15 in advance, $17 at the door, $12 for students.
Pay at the door with cash, credit card, or check made out to Sons of Orpheus.
To purchase will-call tickets in advance or for further information,
call Sandy Volpe at The Lodge, 520-207-2334 or visit OurRanchoDelLago.net .
View the poster

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 P.M.
Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
2331 E. Adams St., Tucson AZ 85719 (see map)
A Benefit for the Arizona Council of the Blind
with Special Guests
The Arizona Daily Star’s David Fitzsimmons and Soprano Lindsey McHugh
Admission: $15 in advance, $17 at the door, $12 for students.
Pay at the door with cash, credit card, or check made out to Sons of Orpheus.
To reserve tickets in advance, email us at tickets@SonsOfOrpheus.org
and tell us your name, the concert date, & number of tickets.
For further information, call 602-273-1510 or visit www.ACB.org .
View the poster

Program and poster are in pdf format, viewable in Adobe Reader, downloadable here.

 


Homicide Survivors Candlelight Vigil

Saturday, April 24, 2014, 6:00to 8:00 P.M.
Children’s Memorial Park
4851 N. 15th Place, Tucson AZ (see map)

Sons of Orpheus will perform Sure on This Shining Night and America the Beautiful
as part of a vigil in rememberance of lives lost to violence in 2013 and 2014.
More information can be found here or here.


Learn to Read Music!

Mondays at 7:00 P.M.
beginning Monday, March 24, 2014

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. )

 


 

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

Weekly Rehearsals on Wednesdays
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.

 


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.

  

  
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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.

 

To send us comments or questions about Sons of Orpheus,
please use your email program to contact us using this address.

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