Four-Concert Series Held in Phoenix and Paradise Valley Venues
(Phoenix, Ariz.) Arizona Masterworks Chorale, led by its new Music Director, Scott Youngs, announces its 2021-22 Season, American Beauty.
Featuring exquisite choral music written by American composers and inspired by aspects of our great country, the season kicks off November 6 and 7 with From the Heartlandfollowed by the Arizona Masterworks Chorale’s holiday program A New England Christmas in December.
The new year brings Love from Sea to Sea with songs of love celebrating Valentine’s Day Weekend, and concludes with “New Works: Made in America,” inspired by the hard-working, innovative individuals who built our nation.
Arizona Masterworks Chorale concerts will be held in venues around the Valley, including St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, All Saints’ Episcopal Church and Faith Lutheran Church in Phoenix, as well as Ascension Lutheran Church where it is the choir-in-residence and Christ Church of the Ascension Episcopal, in Paradise Valley.
Tickets for all concerts are $15 and $20 and are on sale at
For more information on the Arizona Masterworks Chorale and to subscribe to their email newsletter, visit
From The Heartland
Saturday, November 6 at 7:30 PM
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 6533 North 39th Avenue, Phoenix
Sunday, November 7 at 3:00 PM
Ascension Lutheran Church, 7100 North Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley
The Arizona Masterworks Chorale returns to the stage with a heart-warming concert to inspire memories, nostalgia, and the feeling of coming home. Join the Chorale as it performs music from the heartland including The Road Home by Stephen Paulus, Frostiana by Randall Thompson, and the brilliant She Walks in Beauty by David Foltz.
A New England Christmas
Saturday, December 18 at 7:30 PM
Christ Church of the Ascension Episcopal, 4015 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley
Sunday, December 19 at 3:00 PM
Ascension Lutheran Church, 7100 North Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley
Crisp chilly air, meandering roads dusted with snow, and the distant peal of church bells. Arizona Masterworks Chorale creates this iconic New England setting with inspirational music to help you celebrate the holidays. Join us for this delightful Christmas program which includes such pieces as Snowflakes and Troubled Hearts by Nico Muhly, Two Christmas Ballads by Kirke Mechem, and Still, Still, Still by Norman Luboff.
Love From Sea To Sea
Saturday, February 12 at 7:30 PM
All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 6300 North Central Avenue, Phoenix
Sunday, February 13 at 3:00 PM
Ascension Lutheran Church, 7100 North Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley
Love is in the air for Valentine’s Day, as the Arizona Masterworks Chorale celebrates Love from Sea to Sea. This uplifting concert is filled with romantic and dreamy selections such as Sigh No More Ladies by Rene Clausen, A Boy and A Girl by Eric Whitacre, and I Love You/What a Wonderful World by Craig Hella Johnson, all to experience with your loved ones.
New Works: Made in America
Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 PM
Faith Lutheran Church, 801 East Camelback Road, Phoenix
Sunday, May 8 at 3:00 PM
Ascension Lutheran Church, 7100 North Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley
The American choral tradition is one of the most innovative, expressive, and creative genres, enchanting audiences with its boundless array of expression. Arizona Masterworks Chorale concludes its season by showcasing the music of today’s most thrilling composers including Jake Runestad (The Way of Stars) and Howard Helvey (I am Wild) in this concert of choir and percussion. Highlighting the concert will be a newly commissioned work by Michael McCabe, whose works have been heard in concert halls from San Francisco to Stuttgart.
About Arizona Masterworks Chorale
Founded in 1979, The Arizona Masterworks Chorale is dedicated to presenting innovative and enjoyable concerts for the community by performing the finest in classical and contemporary choral music. Under the direction of Founder Mary Ann Dutton, the Chorale began as the chorus for the Phoenix Symphony, before becoming independent in the mid 80s. Since its inception, The Masterworks Chorale has performed in major concert venues in the U.S. and Europe, including Carnegie Hall, the Royal Festival Hall in London, and at the dedication of the World War II Memorial in Washington DC., as well as locally with the Arizona Opera in a production of Verdi’s Aïda, and a commemorative performance of James DeMars’ An American Requiem on September 11, 2002 at Phoenix Symphony Hall. Following Dutton’s retirement in 2007, the Chorale was led by Music Directors Dr. William A. Gleason (2007-2018) and Dr. Karen Parthun (2018-2020). In July of 2021, conductor Scott Youngs was appointed as the Arizona Masterworks Chorale’s new Music Director. Youngs, a brilliant pianist, organist and conductor, is well-known as the Founder and Music Director of the Arizona Bach Festival, and will embark on his first season in 2021/2022, with a program designed to celebrate the diversity of American music and to illustrate the musicality of the Arizona Masterworks Chorale singers.
Skip to content