Music & Arts
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Beatitudes Music & Arts Programs
Beatitudes Adult Choir
Our Adult Choir Rehearsal meets every other week under the direction of our Music Director, Stephen Schermitzler. If you enjoy singing, fellowship and fun, the Beatitudes Choir community is the place for you! Please join us in-person (socially distanced and masked) every other Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm in the Choir Room. For more information, please contact Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Worship Center Concert Series
Concerts in this series are typically classical in nature, and are presented in a formal professional concert setting and are family-friendly. Concerts last approximately 90-100 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission with a $20 general admission. Concerts will be livestreamed and available to view following each performance for a pay-what-you-can donation to the Beatitudes music ministry. For more information, please contact Music Director Stephen Schermitzler at email@example.com.
WORSHIP CENTER SERIES EVENTS:
Saturday, January 29th, 4:00 PM (MST): Dr. Eduardo Minozzi Costa, fine guitarist
Discover the musicality of a consummate guitar artist! You’ll hear 90 minutes of selections from one of the leading brazilian guitarists today. Dr. Costa will play some of the most beloved guitar music in the repertoire, using both acoustic and electric instruments. He’ll even add some of his own improvisations and compositions! Proceeds to benefit the Music Ministry program at Beatitudes.
$20/person general seating;
$25/person preferred seating (center and front)
(12 & under free!)
Jazz Concert Series
Concerts in this series feature the jazzy vibes of some of the Valley's most prolific jazz artists and ensembles. The concerts are less formal in nature in a ‘cafe’-style environment. You can attend in-person (masks are required) or watch the livestream.These concerts will have two 45-minute ‘sets’ with a 30-minute intermission, and $10 suggested donation (at the door). For more information, please contact Music Director Stephen Schermitzler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JAZZ CONCERT SERIES EVENTS:
Sunday, October 17th, 6:00 PM (MST): BossaNova 77
Sunday, January 9th, 6:00 PM (MST): West By Northwest
Sunday, March 20th, 6:00 PM (MST): Tom Wakeling Trio (& Special Guest!) www.tomwakeling.com
There will also be one concert later in the Spring of 2022, TBD.
WEST BY NORTHWEST | SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2022 | 6:00 PM MST | WORSHIP CENTER
A special family-friendly concert event featuring the jazz sounds of West by Northwest performing live from our Worship Center. Two 45-minute sets with intermission. Bassist Tom Wakeling’s “West by Northwest” embraces jazz’ past, present, and future with great chemistry, an adventurous, hard-swinging style, and a roster of acclaimed artists who have performed worldwide with a who’s who of jazz.
Tom Wakeling Bass
Brice Winston Saxophone
Angelo Versace Piano
Dom Moio Drums
$10 suggested donation; Proceeds benefit the Church of the Beatitudes Music & Arts Ministries.To reserve seat(s) or purchase a livestream ticket(s), visit:
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Developing Artist Series
Current students of the arts, youth to college ages, and music studios of established teachers in the Greater Phoenix area are encouraged to perform in Beatitudes Britt Chapel. Free receptions can be coordinated by family/friends of the performers with donations welcome as “love offerings”-- proceeds directly benefit the music careers of these young artists. If you know somebody developing their craft in the arts who would appreciate performing in a quality recital venue, please contact Director of Music Stephen Schermitzler at email@example.com — Thank you!