WELCOME TO OUR 2023-24 SEASON
HOLIDAY CONCERT SERIES
December 9 (preview), 2:00 p.m. @ St. Luke Lutheran Church, Mesa
December 10, 12:00 p.m. @ Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix
December 16, 6:00 p.m. @ Camelback Bible Church, Phoenix
December 17, 3:00 p.m. @ Brophy Chapel, Phoenix
PBC’s Holiday Series, "Transcendent Winter," transports you to a world of cultural diversity and contemporary reinterpretations of beloved holiday classics. The program will showcase expertly crafted music featuring a chamber orchestra, solo artists, alumni, and audience members in harmony with PBC choristers. A highlight of the series will be the world premiere of "Mwanga Mkali Aita (The Bright Light Calls)," by Arizona composer Michael Bryson. This exciting and energetic piece was awarded the 2nd-place prize in our 2023 New Works Rising Choral Composition Competition.
WHEN DREAMS TAKE FLIGHT:
A GOSPEL CELEBRATION
February 23 @ Helen C. Lincoln Center for the Phoenix Boys Choir
February 24 @ Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Phoenix
PBC's acclaimed "When Dreams Take Flight: A Gospel Celebration" returns during Black History Month in February 2024. We're thrilled to welcome renowned choral composer, arranger, conductor, and music educator Dr. Rollo Dilworth as our guest clinician. Festival activities will include professional development opportunities, an adult choir for educators and community members, and our Festival honor choir for 4th-6th grade students. The ASU Gospel Choir, under the direction of Dr. Nathan DeShon Myers, will join us for our culminating Festival celebration concert.
CLASSICS CONCERT SERIES
March 16, 2:00 p.m. @ Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, Carefree
March 17, 2:00 p.m. @ First United Methodist Church, Phoenix
The centerpiece of our March Classics Series is Haydn's magnificent Coronation Anthems. The concert presentation of this classical masterwork is a follow-up to our early-March collaboration with the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus in celebration of TBC's remarkable 85th season. This series will take you on a musical journey with spellbinding a cappella and instrumental performances. The program will also feature the world premiere of "Foreign Lands," by Polish composer Zuzanna Koziej. This delightful new piece for treble voices was awarded the 3nd-place prize in our 2023 New Works Rising Choral Composition Competition.
POPS CONCERT SERIES
May 10, 7:00 p.m. @ Mesa Arts Center, Mesa
May 11, 3:00 p.m. @ Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix
PBC's concert season concludes in May with our Pops Series, "Skyward," an energetic and exhilarating program of popular, contemporary, and familiar music. We are delighted to collaborate with the electrifying trio of Glen McDaniel, Nick Villalobos, and Zack Clark, together known as Simply Three. These Mesa-based artists have been captivating audiences worldwide with high-octane performances and viral music videos since 2010. Yet another highlight of the Pops Series will be the world premiere of Italian-American Raphael Fusco's "It's a Long Way," the first-place entry in our 2023 New Works Rising Choral Composition Competition.