Excitement is building for the Vail Chorale this fall. Membership has increased substantially this season, and the ensemble is eager to welcome folks in the Greater Vail Area to attend the Fall 2017 concerts, scheduled for Saturday, November 4th at 3:00 pm at the Arizona Senior Academy at Academy Village/Altura, and Sunday, November 5th at 3:00 pm at the Del Webb Lodge at Rancho del Lago. The concerts are free and open to the general public.

Plan to bring friends and family and be entertained by the only intergenerational community chorus on Tucson’s east side. The quality of choral singing will delight, and you may find yourself caught up in the group’s enthusiasm as you enjoy the performance.

The Fall Concert will feature “Jazz, Madrigals, and More!” – with high energy jazz selections including two Manhattan Transfer favorites, “Birdland” and “Operator,” Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies,” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing/Sing Sing Sing.” On the somewhat cooler side will be jazzy arrangements of “Over the Rainbow,” “When October Goes/Autumn Leaves,” and “Almost Like Being in Love.” Even the national anthem will be treated to some jazz harmonies.

Madrigal fare will include “Now is the Month of Maying,” “El Grillo,” and “When Allen-A-Dale Went A-Hunting.”  And a Vail Chorale concert would not be complete without some classical gems – for this program, it’s the “Dies Irae” from Mozart’s Requiem and “Miserere mei, Deus” by Antonio Lotti.

The Vail Chorale is jointly sponsored by the Vail School District and the Arizona Senior Academy as a non-auditioned community chorus, presenting Fall and Spring concerts each year. Donations are welcomed. For more info, contact thevailchorale@gmail.com and see our website at www.thevailchorale.org.

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