(Phoenix, Ariz.) Arizona Masterworks Chorale, led by Music Director Scott Youngs, opens its new season with FROM THE HEARTLAND, Saturday, November 6 at 7:30 PM
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 6533 North 39th Avenue, Phoenix and Sunday, November 7 at 3:00 PM at Ascension Lutheran Church, 7100 North Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley.

FROM THE HEARTLAND conjures images of America's majestic vistas and the warmth and comfort of coming home. The concert's highlights include Let the River Run, popularized by Carly Simon, Amazing Grace, featuring guest soloist Cassandra Ewer, a soprano from the Phoenix Chorale, and two stirring pieces with text from American poet Robert Frost.

Arizona Masterworks Chorale will perform pieces from beloved choral composers Stephen Paulus and Z. Randall Stroope, and will conclude with a gorgeous rendition of America the Beautiful. Opera singer Claire Penneau will also perform on the program.

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Arizona Masterworks Chorale is the choir-in-residence and Christ Church of the Ascension Episcopal, in Paradise Valley. 
Scott Youngs, Music Director
Olga Gorelik, Collaborative Pianist
Cassandra Ewer, Soprano
Claire Penneau, Alto
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.
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 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 and Phoenix Symphony. In July of 2021, conductor Scott Youngs was appointed as the 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 four concerts designed to celebrate the diversity of American choral music. In October 2021, the Chorale joined with Ascension Lutheran Church and the Arizona Women’s Orchestra to form “The Arts at Ascension,” an artistic partnership of groups in residence, to promote awareness and foster growth and collaboration.