The Tucson Chamber Artists will perform Sunday, previewing a selection of Stephen Paulus pieces that the professional choir is recording this week. The new CD will be released in the fall. Sunday's concert is at 3 p.m.
Tucson Chamber Artists, conducted by Eric Holtan, will record a CD of works that are world premieres.
Tucson Chamber Artists has been working all week on a recording project that could put it on the classical music map.
Eric Holtan just can't help himself.
Tucson Chamber Artists will celebrate its 10th season with a visit to the past that will also take the group north.
Paul D'Arcy, left, Mireille Hofmann-Jacquod and Brian Witkowski perform a piece with the Tucson Chamber Artists, the only professional choir in the Tucson area. The group combines choral vocals with live orchestra music.
Economic downturns tend to be hard on arts organizations, but the professional choral performance organization Tucson Chamber Artists is doing relatively well, keeping revenue steady and planning to grow.
Rachel Carlson and Ken Marrs perform with the Tucson Chamber Artists.
Tucson Chamber Artists' founder and music director, Eric Holtan, conducted the group in its performance of Bach's B-Minor Mass on Saturday at Catalina Foothills High School.
The Bach concerts over the weekend were the biggest undertaking in the professional choir's seven-year history. They'll next play March 26 at St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church.
Soprano Kathryn Mueller sings during the concert at Catalina Foothills High School.
New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini recently ranked the top
10 composers of all time, and while many might disagree with the
rankings, you would be hard-pressed to find anyone arguing his No.
1 pick: Johann Sebastian Bach.
Founder and Music Director Eric Holtan applied for the NEA grant last summer. The professional choir received $40,000 to support its New York City concert in September.