VOICES IN THE OAKS CHORALE
Sponsored by the Oracle Piano Society, the Voices in the Oaks Chorale is a community chorus, made up of singers from the Oracle/Oro Valley/Tucson area. We are a small, non-auditioned chorus of 20 – 30 singers.
Our location in the high desert town of Oracle, Arizona is perfect for any singer who wants a quality choral experience, but is tired of fighting traffic to drive to rehearsal in downtown Tucson. Our venue, the Oracle Center for the Arts is only a 30 minute drive from Oro Valley!
Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 6-8:15 pm at:
Oracle Center for the Arts
700 E Kingston St
Oracle, AZ 85623
Messiah rehearsals begin November 16, 2023 at 6 pm. Bring your own score, if you have one, or full scores are available for $10 each. We request a small free-will donation of $20 to participate.
Spring Concert rehearsals begin on Thursday, January 25, 2023 from 6-8:15 pm. Participation fee of $60 incdludes all music.
To register online for the Spring Season, click here: https://form.jotform.com/230034500016132
If you are interested in becoming a Voices in the Oaks participant and require ADA accommodations, please complete the form below.
Please contact ADA Coordinator, Bridget Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have ADA related questions.
Concert Schedule 2023-2024 Season:
As more information is available regarding concert programs, it will be posted here.
Fall Concert: November 12 at 3 pm at Oracle Center for the Arts
Messiah Sing Along: Sunday December 17 at 3 pm at Oracle Center for the Arts
Messiah Sing Along: Tuesday, December 19 at 4 pm at Saddlebrooke Ranch Sol Ballroom.
Spring Concert: April 21, 2024 at 3pm at Oracle Center for the Arts
Devin Gardner has 35 years experience within the field of music, beginning piano studies at age 6, and adding oboe several years later. In 1997, Devin was awarded a fellowship with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC, allowing him to gain further experience while working closely with principal players within the NSO, as well as visiting guest artists. Along with principal spots in the American Youth Philharmonic, Devin studied and performed chamber music at the Levine School of Music, where he had the opportunity to work alongside guest artists such as Itzhak Perlman and Leon Fleisher. Attending Cincinnati Conservatory of Music on scholarship, Mr. Gardner went on to further obtain degrees with full tuition scholarships from George Mason University and the University of Arizona. Devin currently maintains a private piano and oboe studio, and serves as an accompanist for the woodwind department at the UofA. He is especially fond of modern French flute repertoire, with Dutilleux, Bozza, and Jolivet being some of his favorite composers. In addition, Mr. Gardner performs throughout Arizona and Texas with the Arizona Opera, Sierra Vista Symphony, El Paso Symphony, and St. Philips in the Hills. Living in the scenic Foothills with his two beautiful dogs Venkman and Zeddemore--named after two of his favorite Ghostbusters--he is also an avid participant in bowling, pool, and darts, and enjoys walking with his dogs all over Oro Valley and Marana.
VOICES IN THE OAKS CHORALE
The Voices in the Oaks Chorale is a community chorus, comprised of singers from the surrounding Tucson area. The Chorus is not auditioned. All are welcome to join us. The only requirements are a love of singing, the dedication to attend rehearsals and to learn the music, and to perform to your best ability. The Chorale presents two concerts per season plus a Messiah Sing Along in December.
In February of 2016, Mary Huebner founded the Voices in the Oaks Chorale to bring a choral music component to the Oracle Piano Society. The purpose was to bring enjoyment of vocal music to anyone who wanted to participate, and to enhance appreciation for music in particular. The chorus has created a chorale community that grows in number and musicianship with each concert presented! Mary directed the chorus until March 2019 when she stepped down from the conductor's box and stepped up on the risers doing what she loves; to sing.
2016-2019: Mary Huebner
2019-2020: Donte' Alexander Ford
2020-2021: Luke Diamond
2021-2023: Mirae Lee
May 2016 Songs of the British Isles
Nov 2016 American Folk Songs
Mar 2017 Classic Broadway
Nov 2017 Veterans Day Salute
Dec 2017 GF Handel, Messiah Sing Along
May 2018 PDQ Bach, Oedipus Tex
Dec 2018 GF Handel, Messiah Sing Along
Mar 2019 St. Paddy’s Day Concert
Nov 2019 Tribute to Veterans
Dec 2019 GF Handel, Messiah Sing Along
May 2021 Connected (a virtual concert)
Nov 2021 R-E-C-O-N-N-E-C-T-E-D
Dec 2021 Handel, Messiah Sing Along
Apr 2022 Songs and Sonnets of William Shakespeare
Nov 2022 Living with Nature and Music: The Summer is Gone
Dec 2022 Handel, Messiah Sing Along
Apr 2023 Vivaldi, Gloria and American Composers
Anyone who loves to sing may join the Chorale!
Participation fee is $60 and helps cover music, director, and accompanist fees.
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The Chorale performs PDQ Bach’s hilarious oratorio “Oedipus Tex” in Spring 2018.
America The Beautiful with Leia Wasbotten, soloist.