The last musical event of the season will be on May 21 at 3:00 p.m. when Arizona Masterworks Chorale will present a concert in our sanctuary. This event is celebrating Director Dr. William Gleason’s 10th Anniversary with AMC, as well as mine! The concert will feature some of Dr. Gleason’s favorite pieces, bringing a variety of music from American composers that ranges from sacred to secular and Broadway, with texts by Lord Byron and Robert Burns and music by Ralph Vaughn Williams, Robert Shaw and others. Please see Debby or visit www.arizonamasterworks.com for ticket information. It will be an afternoon that will put a spring in your step and a song in your heart.
The National Organization for Women, SC/WV will meet at 1 pm, Wednesday, May 3, at the UU Church. The speaker will be Azra Hussain, president and founder of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona. She will share ideas on what we can do to improve relations with the Muslim Community. She will also discuss the beliefs, practices and gender roles in the Arizona Muslim Community. Everyone welcome. For more information, call 623-972-6273 or visit our website: aznow-scwv.org. Betty Roberts, Publicity Chair
Violinist, Cameron Deal, accompanied by Kent Trostel, will be featured in our Special Music Event, Sunday, April 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am. Please arrive before 10 am, choose your seat, sit back and enjoy the musical goodies they have for you.
Join us for an evening of fun, entertainment, lively conversation, good food, and an opportunity to support the church. We’ll be Puttin’ on the Ritz, having a wonderful time with our swell beaus, rubbin’ elbows and spending our last dime
Th e evening’s schedule is: 4:30 - Silent auction 5:30 - Live auction 6:30 - Dinner 7:20 - Dessert Dash 7:30 - Finalizing of our purchases Ticket Sales begin Sunday, February 5th Dinner - $15.00 Children’s Menu - $7.00 Contact: Jeff and Priscilla London 952-200-0643
On February 25 @ 7 PM, LEGENDS OF THE CELTIC HARP, return for an evening of music and storytelling. $15 Tickets are available Brown Paper Tickets online @ http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2774427 or $20 at the door. For more info please contact Debby Bullins at email@example.com
"LEGENDS OF THE CELTIC HARP" is a musical journey into the heart of a legendary instrument. Three of the premier Celtic harpers in the world, Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter, have created a dramatic ensemble that takes you deep into the myths, stories, magic and fabled history of this most captivating instrument.
Legends of the Celtic Harp is a trio of Celtic harpers who have toured extensively throughout the US to sold out audiences and rave reviews. One recent review states "Legends of the Celtic Harp is a blend of music and oratory, falling somewhere between concert and theater. It spanned nearly the range of human feeling, from humor to tragedy, tenderness to rage, reality to mysticism, and more besides. The effects were powerful and exhilarating.” Audiences will hear three Celtic Harps including the rare wire strung, Swedish Nyckelharpa, Cittern and Irish Bouzouki intertwined with moving stories from historic journals, myths and legend.
Patrick Ball is an American master of the Irish harp and a captivating spoken word artist. He has recorded nine instrumental and three spoken word albums which have sold well over a half million copies internationally, winning national awards in both the music and spoken word categories. Patrick’s critically acclaimed concerts and solo theatrical productions have toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland and the UK, and have been awarded grants by the California Arts Council and the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Association.
Lisa Lynne is a multi-instrumentalist and performer who has gained worldwide recognition for her original music featuring her Celtic Harp. She is widely acclaimed for composing memorable and heartwarming melodies on the Windham Hill/Sony music labels that have repeatedly placed in the Top 10 & Top 20 on the Billboard New age music charts. Lisa tours year round performing at large US festivals and performing art centers. Her work in Therapeutic music has gained recognition from NBC, CNN, Fox News Atlanta and numerous newspaper and magazine articles including Wall Street Journal. Lisa's music is heard throughout the award winning PBS special "Alone in the Wilderness," amongst many other soundtracks for commercial television and independent films.
Aryeh Frankfurter is also a renowned Celtic harper and world traveling multi- instrumentalist who went from virtuosic progressive rock violin to intricate Swedish folk and Celtic Music. He began with Classical violin at the age of three, his early studies and successes led him to explore various ethnic and international musical genres. Aryeh taught himself to play a variety of instruments bowed and plucked and most recently the rarely seen Swedish Nyckelharpa. His uncommon approach to the Celtic harp and folk harp repertoire, his numerous critically and commercially successful albums have earned him credit as a musician, recording and performance artist of extraordinary talents and abilities.