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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 1, 2022

1st Place Award:  $1,500
2nd Place Award:  $1,000
3rd Place Award:  $500

AND THE WINNERS ARE . . .

The results are in!

Our distinguished adjudicators have completed their work and selected the top three compositions from the 92 submissions to New Works Rising, the Phoenix Boys Choir's inaugural choral composition competition. Without further ado, the winners are:

FIRST PRIZE

Jeffrey Cobb (Michigan)

The Journey

SECOND PRIZE

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Ryan Gunderson (Arizona)

The Spirit of Adventure

THIRD PRIZE

Giorgio Susana (Italy)

Jubilate, be joyful!

These three remarkable choral works will be premiered by the Phoenix Boys Choir as part of our 75th Anniversary concert season. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST for updated concert information as it is released. You won't want to miss the opportunity to be the first to hear these amazing new compositions!

The Phoenix Boys Choir congratulates and thanks all of the talented composers who shared their creations with us!

NEW WORKS RISING
WILL RETURN IN 2023

THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS SPONSORS OF NEW WORKS RISING

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Pops Concert Series:

PBC Playlist - 75 Years of Song

Friday, May 12, 2023 | 7 PM

Mesa Arts Center

Sunday, May 14, 2023 | 1 PM

Orpheum Theatre Phoenix

The season will conclude in May with our Pops concert Series: PBC Playlist - 75 Years of Song. Featuring PBC secular hits over our history, our concerts pay homage to the legacies of former Artistic Directors Dr. Harvey K. Smith and Maestro Georg Stangelberger, as well as reflecting the musical influences of current Artistic Director Herbert Washington, a PBC alumnus. 

 

We are excited to feature arrangements by Roger Emerson of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, plus premiere arrangements of Carry On Wayward Son and (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66. Emerson is the most widely performed composer/arranger of popular choral music in the world today.

 

Audience members will also hear timeless classics with a Broadway flare including Consider Yourself from Oliver! and Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz. A highlight of this series will be the world premiere performances of The Journey, by Michigan's Jeffrey Cobb, and The Spirit of Adventure, by Phoenix-based composer Ryan Gunderson. These pieces were written specifically for PBC and our New Works Rising competition, and were selected as the first and second prize winners from more than 90 entries.

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