Songs for Humankind

Sonoran Desert Chorale offers songs of hope and encouragement

Given the unusual circumstances, the Sonoran Desert Chorale is offering virtual concerts at no charge to the viewer.

Songs for Humankind will be available on the chorale’s website Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. The link to the chorale YouTube channel will go live at that time, and the singers are looking forward to watching along with the audience in this shared experience of song.

The online concert combines new virtual repertoire and recorded material from previous live concerts, all packaged in a video created especially for the occasion. Program notes will be available on the website and the concert will remain on our YouTube channel throughout the season after the premiere date.

Songs for Humankind includes songs of hope and encouragement as we collectively move toward better times. From Keep Your Hand on the Plow and the beautiful anthem Bashana Haba’ah (Next Year), each of these pieces reaches out to touch our hearts and souls, reflecting our shared humanity.

Also hear The Beatles enduring In My Life and the René Clausen Three Whitman Settings, comprised of subtle, inspiring poems by Walt Whitman, brought to life by this master composer. Clearly declaring that the will to carry on can be found in many ways and through many agents, this music is powerful and up-lifting.

The concert closes with the chorale’s virtual performance of Simple Gifts, an arrangement of Shaker hymn.


Songs for Humankind

Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m.

To enjoy the concert video, visit sonorandesertchorale.org.

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