Fall 2016 has become the season of music with concerts ranging from the classical styling of Dan Forrest to the southern flavor of Mariachi. Please join fellow UCC churches and congregations as we appreciate and celebrate the rich musical culture from around the Southwest Conference.
Please join us as we celebrate the musical talent of the Southwest Conference Central Arizona Church Choirs & Friends! Southwest Conference Choirs, Ensembles, and Musicians will gather on October 23rd at 3:00PM to sing to the heavens. Each choir is invited to sing two songs and help promote UCC ministries throughout the Conference. Visit the Event page for more details...
Written in 2013, this beautiful 40-minute masterwork pays tribute to the text of Matthew 5:4 - “Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted” - by honoring the Saints of God and Earth together with a narrative of “grant us rest”.Church of the Beatitudes has the privilege of hosting this work for just the second time in Arizona. For this reason, we are delighted to be opening this singing opportunity to all with interest in the greater Phoenix community!
Organist Chris Fresolone will present an organ program as part of the University of Arizona's Roy Johnson Memorial Organ Concert Series on Sunday, October 30th at 7:00 pm. The concert will take place at Holsclaw Hall, Fred Fox School of Music, 1017 N. Olive Rd. Tickets are between $5 and $10. Joining Chris are TSO percussionist Dave Walton, who teaches music with Chris at the Gregory School, and choirs from the Tucson Girls Chorus.
Javarita Coffee House
The Coffeehouse is held one Friday each month, starting at 7:00 pm at The Good Shepherd UCC (17750 S. La Canada in Sahuarita).
Tickets can be purchased on the night of the concert, at the door for $10 to $25 (depending on the show), or, a season pass can be purchased for $100.00 per person for all 8 shows. This is an all-volunteer organization and a ministry of The Good Shepherd UCC dedicated to supporting and enjoying live acoustic music. Questions? Contact Randy Mayer at 625-1375.
In 2001, local mariachi musicians joined talents to create Mariachi Sol Azteca. Originally comprised of 5 members, Sol Azteca has grown to its now 12 piece ensemble. The instrumentation is very unique to the mariachi tradition, consisting of Violins, Trumpets, a Guitarron (bass), Vihuela (tenor), Guitar and of course Voice. Under the direction of Angel Guzman, the ensemble has worked diligently to to create a sound progressive to Mariachi music. Sol Azteca has been seen performing with local and international talents including: Suzette Marquez, Samantha Gonzales, and the famous Yolanda del Rio. Tickets available at Eventbrite at the door or by calling the church office: 520.745.6237.