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Desert Chorale starts its 15th season

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Posted: Saturday, August 9, 2008 12:55 am | Updated: 9:29 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Sonoran Desert Chorale is beginning its 15th season with four programs presented 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at First United Methodist Church, 15 E. First Ave., Mesa, then repeated 3 p.m. Sundays at Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Drive, Paradise Valley. The chorale, conducted by its founder, Jeff Harris, will perform this season on the theme, “Peace, Love and Charity.” There are 54 singers. New this season is scheduling its Paradise Valley concerts at Camelback Bible because of “tremendous acoustics and beautiful interior spaces.” Concert dates and themes are:

• Oct. 18 in Mesa and Oct. 19 in Paradise Valley, “World Voices,” focusing on music as “the vernacular of the human soul.”

• Dec. 13 in Mesa and Dec. 14 in Paradise Valley, “Peace on Earth” with the Southwest Brass, with traditional carols by many composers.

• Feb. 28 in Mesa and March 1 in Paradise Valley, “A Mosaic of Sacred Song,” a 15th anniversary program of favorites spanning five centuries of choral classics.

• May 2 in Mesa and May 3 in Paradise Valley, “Peace, Love and Charity,” featuring music that speaks to the ideals of those three words and the chorale’s 15 years of pursuing that quest in music.

Adult packages are $50; seniors (ages 55 and over) and student packages, $40. Single tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. They will also be available 30 minutes before each concert at the door. Tickets are available at (480) 305-4538 or (602) 765-1554.

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