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For immediate release: October 3, 2018

TUCSON ARIZONA BOYS CHORUS “A Magical Musicale”

The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus hosts “A Magical Musicale” on Saturday, November 3 for its annual fall fundraiser. This year’s Magical Musicale celebrates the chorus’ 79th anniversary season, and all funds raised at the event benefit the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus and its ongoing mission to provide quality music education, citizenship, and leadership skills to boys ages 6-18.

A Magical Musicale will take place at Tucson Country Club. The evening of magic includes specialty mixology potions, culinary delights, close-up magic, and a special opportunity to see illusionist Eric Giliam. Special mixology and magic will be presented from HighWire. 

Magician Eric Giliam was born and raised in Alaska where he first became fascinated with magic at age twelve when he saw David Copperfield perform in his hometown of Anchorage. Since then his rise as a stage magician includes performing over a thousand shows, making several TV appearances in Europe, and winning numerous national and international awards.

Tickets for the Masterpiece Musicale are $150 per person and may be purchased by calling (520) 296-6277. Corporate sponsorship packages are also available.

The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus is a New Generation of A Tucson Tradition! If you know of a boy age 6-12 who would like to join the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, contact the chorus office (520) 296-6277. Founded in 1939, the Boys Chorus is in its 79th continuous year. Under the leadership of Dr. Julian Ackerley, the boys travel throughout United States and around the world and share the spirit and vitality of the American southwest through music and cultural exchanges. The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus is dedicated to providing boys in the chorus an enriched educational experience through the study and performance of choral music. The Chorus endeavors to impart musical, social and leadership skills that build self-esteem and have a sustaining impact on its members. Representing and serving the community as an artistic and cultural resource are fundamental to the Chorus mission. For more information on The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, visit http://www.boyschorus.org.

For More Information:
Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus (520) 296-6277
Ackerley Advertising (520) 546-9707

 

For immediate release: August 24, 2018

TUCSON ARIZONA BOYS CHORUS CELEBRATION DAY

The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus will hold its Celebration Day on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 10am-12noon at the chorus hall, 5770 E Pima. The event celebrates of the power of music in the lives of young people. The public and interested families will have the opportunity to see the premier ensemble, The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Touring Chorus and learn more about the chorus, enjoy music, food, fun and more. For information, call the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus (520) 296-6277. Detailed information www.boyschorus.org.

The mission of the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus is to provide boys in the community an enriched educational experience through the study and performance of choral music; and to impart musical, social and leadership skills that build self-esteem and have a sustaining impact on its members. Since 1939, the chorus has trained hundreds of young men and has collaborated with and encourages musical education in schools, organizations and youth endeavors to build good citizens and promote leadership training of youth through the study of music.

For More Information:
Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus (520) 296-6277
Ackerley Advertising (520) 546-9707

 

For immediate release: April 1, 2018

Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Cinco De Mayo POPS CONCERT

The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus presents its annual POPS CONCERT on Saturday, May 5th at Catalina Foothills High School Auditorium, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive, with performances at 3:00pm and 7:30pm. The POPS CONCERT will feature a Cinco De Mayo theme celebrating Mexican heritage and culture highlighting the boys’ recent tour to Mexico and as a prelude to an upcoming trip to China in early summer.

Under the direction of Dr. Julian Ackerley, assisted by Gavin Ely, the program will highlight all of the current Boys Chorus groups including the Touring Chorus, TowneSingers, Training Chorus and Cadet Choir performing an energetic and entertaining show of lighter music. There will also be
performances by the TABC neighborhood choirs including Northwest Voices, Sahuarita Singers and Vail Voices. Special guests are members of the Alumni Chorus comprised of former choristers from the past 78 years.

The concert will begin with the combined choirs performing Oye! an upbeat opener in Spanish and English. Other selections will be sung in Spanish by each choir in honor of Mexican traditions. Included will be Chiapanecas, Cielito Lindo and Se equivocó la Paloma as well as songs from the Pixar movie Coco as Un Poco Loco, Proud Corazon and the Academy Award winner for Best Original Song, Remember Me. The concert will also include the choir’s signature western songs with fancy trick rodeo roping and Chinese selections as an introduction to the approaching China tour.

Tickets for the Pops Concert are $20.00 premium seating, $15.00 general and $8.00 for children under 12 and are available at the Boys Chorus office located at 5770 E. Pima Street, online at www.boyschorus.org or by calling (520) 296-6277.

Photo Opportunities
Fri May 4 - Rehearsal 1pm to 4pm
Catalina Foothills High School

Sat May 5 - Pops Concerts – CFHS Auditorium
3:00pm and 7:30pm

The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus is a New Generation of A Tucson Tradition! If you know of a boy age 6-12 who would like to join the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, contact the chorus office (520) 296-6277. Founded in 1939, the Boys Chorus is in its 78th continuous year. Under the leadership of longtime director Dr. Julian Ackerley, the boys travel throughout United States and around the world and share the spirit and vitality of the American southwest through music and cultural exchanges. The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus is dedicated to providing boys in the chorus an enriched educational experience through the study and performance of choral music. The Chorus endeavors to impart musical, social and leadership skills that build self-esteem and have a sustaining impact on its members. Representing and serving the community as an artistic and cultural resource are fundamental to the Chorus mission.

For More Information:
Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus (520) 296-6277
Ackerley Advertising (520) 546-9707

 

For immediate release: January 12, 2018

SOUTHERN ARIZONA CHILDREN’S CHORAL FESTIVAL

WHO: Southern Arizona Children’s Choral Festival Concert
WHAT: A concert culminating the festival
WHEN: Saturday, January 27, 2018 3:30pm-4:00pm
WHERE: The Gregory School 3231 N. Craycroft Road Tucson, AZ
COST: The event is free and open to the public

The Tucson Girls Chorus and the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus will present the first annual Southern
Arizona Children’s Choral Festival on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 8:30-4:00pm at the Gregory
School. The event is designed to offer a fun day of singing, making new friends, and creating music
together. The day will culminate in a free concert at 3:30pm open to the public. Boys or girls
wishing to participate in the day-long festival can register by contacting the Tucson Girls Chorus
(520) 577-6064 or the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus (520) 296-6277.

If you know of a girl who would like to join the Tucson Girls Chorus, contact the chorus office at
(520) 577-6064. The TGC will enroll new members for the for girls K-12th grade through January and February.
Interested parents and girls can attend the open house on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 10-1130am at the
facility located at 4020 E River Road. Girls can audition and see what the TGC is all about, meet director
Dr. Marcela Molina and make a difference through music.

If you know of a boy age 6-12 who would like to join of the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, contact the
chorus office (520) 296-6277. Founded in 1939, the Boys Chorus is in its 78th continuous year. Under the
leadership of longtime director Dr. Julian Ackerley, the boys travel throughout United States and around the world and share the spirit and vitality of the American southwest through music and cultural exchanges. The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus is dedicated to providing boys in the chorus an enriched educational experience through the study and performance of choral music.

For More Information: Ackerley Advertising (520) 546-9707

 

For immediate release: March 6, 2017

Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Expands to Northwest

Through a partnership with the Town of Oro Valley, the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus will be expanding its program this spring to the Marana/Oro Valley area. Under the leadership of Chorus Director Julian Ackerley, the additional Boys Chorus ensemble will be a new musical opportunity for boys in northwest Tucson. 

The group begins on Friday, March 24. Sessions will be held Fridays at the Oro Valley Town Hall Complex from 4:00pm-5:15pm for boys ages 6 to 12 years. There will be seven sessions from March 24 to May 5 where boys will learn music, make friends and be trained at fancy trick rodeo roping a unique feature of the Boys Chorus program. The nominal $75 fee includes seven music rehearsals, a rodeo rope and a free unlimited wristband to the Fun Day at Golf N’ Stuff.

To be known as the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Northwest Voices, the singers will have their debut performance at the POPS CONCERT on Saturday, May 6, 3:00pm and 7:30pm at Catalina Foothills High School Auditorium.

The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus is committed to strengthening the future one voice at a time through its mission of providing all boys in the community, regardless of need, an enriched educational experience through the study and performance of choral music. The Chorus endeavors to impart musical, social, and leadership skills that build self-esteem and have a sustaining impact on its members. Many parents count the Boys Chorus as important to developing core values and providing direction for their sons.

Oro Valley has received national recognition for its support of the arts. Interim Oro Valley Town Manager Daniel G. Sharp commented, “We are all in on this project. It is a privilege to partner with such a prestigious group.” For information or to register for Northwest Voices; call 296-6277, email tabc@boyschorus.org or visit www.boyschorus.org

 

 

For immediate release: January 25, 2017

Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Classic Concert

The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus will present two performances of its annual CLASSIC CONCERT. Tucson’s eastside concert will be on Saturday, February 18, 7:30pm at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 1800 S. Kolb Road. The northwest side presentation is Sunday, February 19, 3:00pm at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 West Magee Road.

Under the direction of Dr. Julian Ackerley, the chorus will perform time-honored music representing a wide range of repertoire. Included will be selections by Mozart, Hadyn, and Bach. Vocal artistry comes to life in this acclaimed concert, featuring repertoire of Baroque, Classical and Romantic choral masters as well as twentieth century works. Indicative of the performance styles of the musical eras, the boys’ pure treble voices will be joined by the tenors and basses of the Young Men’s Ensemble accompanied by strings.

The combined voices will perform Missa Brevis in F by Franz Joseph Haydn and two motets by Anton Bruckner Christus factus est and Locus iste among other selections. All the members of the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, including the younger Training Chorus and TowneSingers, conclude the concert with a grand finale.

Tickets for the CLASSIC CONCERT are $15.00 in advance, $18.00 at the door, and $8.00 for children under 12. Advance tickets are available online at www.boyschorus.org, at the Boys Chorus office 5770 E. Pima Street, or by calling 296-6277.

If you know of a boy age 6-12 who would like to join of the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, contact the chorus office (520) 296-6277. Founded in 1939, the Boys Chorus is in its 77th continuous year. Under the leadership of longtime director Dr. Julian Ackerley, the boys travel throughout United States and around the world and share the spirit and vitality of the American southwest through music and cultural exchanges. The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus is dedicated to providing boys in the chorus an enriched educational experience through the study and performance of choral music. The Chorus endeavors to impart musical, social and leadership skills that build self-esteem and have a sustaining impact on its members. Representing and serving the community as an artistic and cultural resource are fundamental to the Chorus mission.

For More Information: Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus (520) 296-6277

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  November 1, 2016

TUCSON ARIZONA BOYS CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERT

     The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus will present its annual Holiday Concert on Saturday, December 17 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm at the UA School of Music Crowder Hall.  Under the direction of Julian Ackerley and accompanied by a small orchestral ensemble, the choristers will perform music of the season including Christmas carols, sacred songs and Hanukkah selections. 

     A distinctive feature will be the joining of the Touring Chorus with the Young Men’s Ensemble performing movements from Magnificat in D by Johann Sebastian Bach. Other selections on the concert include Silent Night, Do You Hear What I Hear, S’vivon, Deck The Halls, Let It Snow, White Christmas and the stunning a cappella version of Carol of the Bells which has become a signature piece for the Boys Chorus through the years.

     The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Holiday Concert is a popular Tucson tradition that began in 1939 with a Christmas Eve concert performed by eight boys under the direction of founder Eduardo Caso.  This year’s program features boys ages 6 through 21 who are members of the Touring Chorus, the TowneSingers, the Training Chorus the Cadet Choir and the Young Men’s Ensemble. Assistant Conductor, Gavin Ely, joins Dr. Ackerley in leading the singers.

     The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, known internationally for its traditional boychoir repertoire and western flair, has performed throughout the United States and the world.  Their local holiday concert is an established and popular event during the festive holiday season. 

    Reserved seat tickets for the Holiday Concert are $20.00 premium seating, $15.00 general and $8.00 for children under 12 and are available

at the Boys Chorus office located at 5770 E. Pima Street, online at www.boyschorus.org or by calling (520) 296-6277.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

Rehearsal – Fri Dec 16th – 11:00am to 4:00pm

St. Francis De Sales Gymnasium – 1375 S. Camino Seco

Full Chorus Final Rehearsal

Sat Dec 17th - 10:00am to 12:00 noon - UA Crowder Hall                                                                                            

Holiday Concerts

Sat Dec 17th - 3:00pm & 7:30pm - UA Crowder Hall

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Tucson Boys Chorus - 296-6277

Ackerley Advertising - 546-9707