La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church

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Easter Concert to premiere two challenging pieces

April 11, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

The Canyon Choral Society and the Canyon Chorale will perform alongside the Canyon Symphony Orchestra in an Easter Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church in Scottsdale. The performance will feature the Arizona premiere of “The Breath of Life” by Dan Forrest and “Passion According to St. Luke” by Ēriks Ešenvalds. Student and faculty soloists also will be onstage as the Music Department continues to celebrate the return to live performances. “There is something very special about live music that you don’t achieve over the radio, over a recording or over Zoom,” said one of the soloists, Tyler Thompson said.

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GCU resumes performances of Handel’s ‘Messiah’

December 03, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

The Christmas season feels whole again. After a break forced by the pandemic last year, the College of Fine Arts and Production will perform Handel’s “Messiah” at three local churches on Friday, Sunday and Tuesday. The oratorio takes audiences on the journey of Christ’s birth, death and resurrection and has remained a popular Christmas work since it first was performed in 1742.

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