True Concord’s Modified Fall Season

We are pleased to announce news about the revised 2020-21 True Concord season. Following much work on behalf of the staff and board of directors, we have determined we will be able to present a revised fall (October – December) season and will continue to finalize plans on a revised spring (January – April) season.

The board’s reopening task force, led by Dr. Eve Shapiro, a board member and longtime medical doctor, studied various performing options, CDC and local guidelines and key local health metrics over the spring and summer. With the safety of our artists, our audiences, and our community as top priority, the task force has recommended a path forward in the form of a “bubble.”

This concept fits the fall portion of our season (plus a few extra add-on options) into a five-week period. Over the course of this time, a smaller group of artists will come to Tucson and go into isolation to ensure they are virus-free. They will then begin a series of rehearsals and performances.

Read the story in the Arizona Daily Star.

Below is a comprehensive outline of our plan for the 2020 half of the season. There are many components, and we are happy to answer questions over the phone as well: 520-401-2651.

 

Safety Measures

  • Upon arrival in Tucson, artists will be tested and individually isolate for 10 days (WHO guidelines indicate 10 days is sufficient isolation time for asymptomatic individuals.) They will not have contact with the outside world.
  • 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 all live concerts, audiences will be required to wear masks and socially distance from each other. 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.
    • There will be separate entrance and exit points for audience members at live concerts.
    • At live concerts, True Concord will offer contactless ticket taking procedures as well as digital programs.
  • We continually monitor the local health situation and will make adjustments if needed for the sake of everyone’s well-being.

 

Programming

The fall season will include a combination of outdoor, socially distanced performances and online concerts that you can watch from the comfort of your home. Per local restrictions, seating at the live performances will be limited to 50 people.

All 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 their video of True Concord’s 2018 performance of Verdi’s Requiem.

To watch the video concerts, you will be emailed a 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 some TVs that have streaming devices or capability.

 

The Nurturer – Brahms Requiem – October 20-25

In October, instead of the planned Music for the Royal She concert, True Concord will perform The Nurturer – Brahms Requiem (London Version). This programming change allows for more social distancing, with the London Version’s setting for four-hands piano.

Live outdoor performances will take place on October 20, 23, 24 and 25 at various locations in Tucson and Green Valley. An online concert, viewable for 10 days after the original broadcast, will be available beginning October 24. Concert information is as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 20 at 5:00 PM at Dove of Peace Lutheran Church (Tucson)
  • Friday, October 23 at 5:00 PM at Dove of Peace Lutheran Church (Tucson)
  • Saturday, October 24 at 3:30 PM at CPAC (Green Valley)
  • Saturday, October 24 at 5:30 PM at CPAC (Green Valley)
  • Saturday, October 24 at 5:00 PM: Online Concert broadcast (available for 10 days)
  • Sunday, October 25 at 3:00 PM at Dove of Peace Lutheran Church (Tucson)
  • Sunday, October 25 at 5:00 PM at Dove of Peace Lutheran Church (Tucson)

 

NEW – Two Vocal Consorts

True Concord presents two different programs of eclectic, small ensemble repertoire not often performed by True Concord. More information is available here.

  • Vocal Consort I will be presented in the following live outdoor concerts:
    • Wednesday, October 28 at 6:00 PM at Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (Tucson)
    • Friday, October 30 at 6:00 PM at Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (Tucson)
    • Sunday, November 1 at 3:30 PM at CPAC (Green Valley)
    • Sunday, November 1 at 5:30 PM at CPAC (Green Valley)
    • Monday, November 2 at 3:00 PM at Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (Tucson)
    • Monday, November 2 at 5:00 PM at Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (Tucson)
  • Vocal Consort II will be presented in the following live outdoor concerts:
    • Tuesday, November 3 at 5:00 PM at Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (Tucson)
    • Wednesday, November 4 at 3:00 PM at Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (Tucson)
    • Wednesday, November 4 at 5:00 PM at Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (Tucson)
    • Friday, November 6 at 5:00 PM at Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (Tucson)
    • Sunday, November 8 at 3:30 PM at CPAC (Green Valley)
    • Sunday, November 8 at 5:30 PM at CPAC (Green Valley)

 

Mother Earth – November 13-15

Live outdoor performances of Mother Earth concerts will take place on November 13, 14 and 15. The online concert will be available beginning November 14. Concert information is as follows:

  • Friday, November 13 at 3:30 PM at CPAC (Green Valley)
  • Friday, November 13 at 5:30 PM at CPAC (Green Valley)
  • Saturday, November 14 at 2:00 PM at Dove of Peace Lutheran Church (Tucson)
  • Saturday, November 14 at 4:00 PM at Dove of Peace Lutheran Church (Tucson)
  • Saturday, November 14 at 6:00 PM: Online Concert broadcast (available for 10 days)
  • Sunday, November 15 at 2:00 PM at Dove of Peace Lutheran Church (Tucson)
  • Sunday, November 15 at 4:00 PM at Dove of Peace Lutheran Church (Tucson)

 

Lessons & Carols by Candlelight: Mary’s Gift – December 12

Lessons & Carols by Candlelight: Mary’s Gift will be recorded and available as an online concert.

  • Saturday, December 12 at 6:00 PM: Online Concert broadcast (available through December 25)

 

NEW – Handel’s Messiah

True Concord Voices & Orchestra will present a special video-recorded (and socially-distanced) production of the treasured Messiah, available as an online concert.

  • Saturday, December 5 at 6:00 PM: Online Concert broadcast (available through December 25)

 

Ticket Pricing

The cost of live concerts is:

  • General tickets: $35.00 + $3.50 handling
  • Premium tickets: $42.00 + $3.50 handling

The cost of online concerts is:

  • Single viewer: $20.00
  • Multi-viewer: $30.00