Oracle’s community chorus honors Veterans on November 10

The Oracle Piano Society proudly presents the Voices in the Oaks Chorale in a special community concert on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m. at the Oracle Center for the Arts, located at 700 E. Kingston St. in Oracle.

Veterans are invited to attend the concert free of charge as the chorus celebrates those who have risked their lives so that Americans can enjoy this “Land of the Free.” The selection of songs reflects sentiments such as patriotism, heartache of separation and loss, questions of purpose and meaning. They will move us to places of reflection and gratitude.

Local second and third graders from Mountain Vista School will open the concert with the national anthem, directed by Phil Coleman, the school’s new music teacher. Trained euphonium player, Mr. Coleman also will play Taps on his instrument in the opening of Patriotic Salute, a medley of well-known tunes dedicated to all the women and men, past, present, and future, who serve our country.

Chorus director, Donte’ Alexander Ford and piano accompanist, Hsin-Chih Chang, both graduate students at the University of Arizona have led and inspired the singers to give their best while having great fun. The Voices in the Oaks Chorale is a group who loves to sing together and make a beautiful, sweet sound. Mary Huebner founded the chorus in the spring of 2016 with the goal of making choral music more accessible in our community, whether participant or listener. Several residents of SaddleBrooke Ranch have joined the chorus and performed last season in The Messiah sing along and St. Patrick’s Day concerts.

The chorus rehearses every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Oracle Center for the Arts. The chorus is non-auditioned—all that is required is a love of singing. The choral repertoire varies from easy to more challenging pieces. Rehearsal audio files also are provided to help singers learn new music. The chorus is passionate about bringing people into harmony through the power of music!

Join the Voices in the Oaks Chorale as we celebrate and sing our appreciation for all veterans!

Concert tickets are $15, and veterans and students are free. Tickets are available for purchase at the door, or you may purchase online at www.oraclepianosociety.org.

For more information about singing with the Voices in the Oaks, contact Coralee Thompson at [email protected]