Vista Fine Arts presents The Desert Tones and Vocal Seniority


Donna Langwig

Come join the good times with two of Tucson’s easy-listening musical groups on Sunday, March 11, 3:00 p.m. at Vista de la Montaña United Methodist Church, 3001 E. Miravista Lane in Catalina (on the west side of Oracle Rd., 3.7 miles north of Tangerine).

Desert Tones is a 16-member women’s chorus, founded in 1992. Singing ’40s music, pop standards, show tunes, jazz, bebop, Big Band and all sorts of familiar and entertaining music, they perform throughout the community at clubs, service organizations, home shows, retirement centers, and special events throughout Tucson. They are widely recognized for their musical excellence.

Vocal Seniority is a community chorus of men’s voices, now in their 11th year had their beginning as an outgrowth of the Chancel Choir of Vista de la Montaña United Methodist Church. Shortly after their inception, the men decided that they would like to invite men from the community to join them and the group was expanded to include all men who enjoy singing. They present a blend of styles including western, gospel, contemporary Christian, sacred, show tunes, barbershop, and pop. They are known for their excellent harmony, blend, and unique musical style, and have performed in venues throughout southern Arizona and Phoenix.

Each ensemble will present a group of favorites, and then join together for some inspiring standards such as Bring Him Home, Try to Remember, and Java Jive. Bill Bellah is the artistic director of both groups, and Mary Bellah is at the piano. Enjoyment is guaranteed! Bring your friends and family! The concert is free. A donation of $10 is appreciated. More information at