True Concord’s Reimagined Spring 2021 Season

We are thrilled to announce the details for the spring portion of True Concord’s reimagined 2020-21 season. Following the success of our Fall 2020 “Bubble” season, heralded in a recent report by the National Endowment for the Arts, and in consultation with our board of directors’ task force, led by Dr. Eve Shapiro, we have again created a “Bubble” project.

In early April, we will begin a four-week program of rehearsal, recording, and live concerts, with the safety of our artists, audiences, and community as top priority, while continuing to provide world class musical experiences to our patrons.

Like our Fall “Bubble” plan, artists will follow strict quarantine and testing protocols to ensure they remain virus-free. All live concerts will be presented in outdoor settings with audiences distanced and masked, and many additional precautions will be enacted to ensure the health & safety of everyone during concerts. In a recent audience survey, we were encouraged to learn that 84% of respondents said they were vaccinated or expected to be soon. Additionally, all three True Concord choral concerts will be available as online video concerts (see below). 

Safety Measures

  • Upon arrival in Tucson, artists will be tested and individually isolate for 7 days. They will not have contact with the outside world.
  • Artists will take a second COVID test 5 days after their first test.
  • After going through the isolation period and testing, artists will be virus-free but will still adhere to strict policies & procedures outlined by the task force.
  • At live concerts, audiences will be required to wear masks at all times.
  • Audience sizes will be limited per state and local mandates and venue sizes.
  • To minimize contact and prevent crowding, audience members at live concerts will be assigned arrival times.
  • At live concerts, True Concord will offer contactless ticket taking procedures as well as digital programs.
  • Audience members will social distance with at least 6 feet of space between parties. There will also be ample distance between musicians and audience.
  • As much as we enjoy chatting and having cookies with you after concerts, there will be no mingling between artists and audience members at concerts.
  • We continually monitor the local health situation and will make adjustments if needed for the sake of everyone’s well-being.

HER 2021 Spring Season Concerts

The spring will include a combination of outdoor, socially distanced performances and online concerts that you can watch from the comfort of your home. Seating at live concerts will be limited depending on venue size.

Our online concerts will be recorded in a high-quality, multi-camera video production, on location at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church in Scottsdale, by the award-winning crew of Arizona PBS. These concerts will be a unique opportunity to see and hear True Concord as never before. For an example of Arizona PBS’s work, see an excerpt from True Concord’s 2020 Messiah performance.

To watch the video concerts, you will receive an emailed link that will direct you to our video streaming platform. You can watch them on any device that views online videos, such as computers, tablets, phones and TVs that have streaming devices or capability. Learn about our video concerts (including tips such as how to watch on a TV) on our FAQ page.

Corinne Winters Returns!

Winters returns for another exciting solo recital of art song and aria favorites entitled “A Woman’s Legacy.” Live outdoor performances will take place on April 9 and 11 in Tucson.

The Trailblazers

Women Creators & Game Changers: Featuring female composers and poets, including Alice Parker, Hildegard von Bingen, Jocelyn Hagen, Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Maya Angelou and more. Also featuring the winner of the 2020-21 Stephen Paulus Emerging Composers Competition. Performed by True Concord Choir and Chamber Players.

Live outdoor performances will take place on April 14, 16, 17 and 18 in Tucson and Green Valley. An online concert, viewable for 15 days after the original broadcast, will be available beginning May 7. Concert information is as follows:

Music for the Royal She 

Music by Haydn and Handel written for some of history’s greatest female monarchs. Performed by True Concord Choir, Soloists and Orchestra.

Music for the Royal She will occur in live, outdoor performances on April 21, 24 and 25 at various locations in Tucson and Green Valley. An online concert, viewable for 15 days after the original broadcast, will be available beginning May 14. Concert information is as follows:

The Goddess – Carmina Burana!

Performed by True Concord Choir, Chamber Players and Soloists, featuring Hugh Russell, baritone.

Live, outdoor performances of The Goddess Carmina Burana! will occur on April 30 and May 1 and 2 in Tucson and Green Valley. An online concert, viewable for 15 days after the original broadcast, will be available beginning May 21. Concert information is as follows: