Spring Medley Madness features Gershwin, Porter, Mercer and more

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

TUCSON, AZ – Spring is in the air – just the time for a bouquet of nostalgic songs by George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Johnny Mercer wrapped up with Swing and Big Band favorites. 

  Come tap your toes down memory lane and enjoy the best of the great songsters when the Southern Arizona Women’s Chorus presents Spring Medley Madness on April 11 and 13.

  Longtime SAWC Music Director Terrie Ashbaugh conducts this joyful entertainment the whole family can enjoy.

  The concerts will be presented Friday, April 11at 7 p.m. at Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr. and again on Sunday, April 13 at 4 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 W. Magee Road (just east of La Canada Drive).

  Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Children age 10 and under are welcome at no charge. Group discounts are also available. Tickets can be purchased from SAWC members, online at www.southernarizonawomenschorus.org or by calling (520) 404-3148.                          

  SAWC is known for its eclectic and versatile repertoire that spans from classical music to Broadway, folk, jazz, spiritual, seasonal and other popular songs. SAWC presents two ticketed concerts each year – one in the spring, the other in December – plus numerous sing-out performances at festivals, events, schools and senior communities throughout Southern Arizona. The chorus has entertained the metro area for more than three decades. SAWC is a member of the Arizona Choral Arts Association

  Ashbaugh became music director of the chorus in 1998 and conducted its Carnegie Hall debut. She also is director of music at Ascension Lutheran Church and School. Previously she directed the University of Arizona Faculty/Staff Choir.  Ashbaugh completed a master’s degree in choral conducting at the UA and a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Seattle Pacific University. She’s co-founder of the Women in Song Festival for Women’s Choruses, whose inaugural event was in April of 2010 in Seattle. In April 2013, SAWC hosted the second festival here in Tucson. She currently serves as chair of the repertory and standards committee for community choirs at the Arizona chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.

  For more information about SAWC, visit www.southernarizonawomenschorus.org or call (520) 404-3148.

Staff (1870 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Mammoth, Superior, Miami to host traditional September Fiestas

    August 25th, 2015
    by

    The Fiestas Patrias commemorates the Grito de Dolores (the Cry of Dolores), which was the event that marks the beginning […]


    Getting Lost in the Copper Corridor

    August 25th, 2015
    by

    Peppersauce Cave (32°31′28″N 110°42′26″W) is a limestone cave found in the Santa Catalina Mountains on the back side of Mount […]


    Mine Mill and the 1960s: The Times Are A-changing (Part 2)

    August 25th, 2015
    by

    The year 1962 started off with a lay off of 50 miners in January. The company said the layoffs were […]


    Self-Defense: The Quest for Martial Knowledge

    August 25th, 2015
    by

    When one starts anything new, excitement is often coupled with apprehension. Training in the Martial Arts has that same effect […]


  • Additional Stories

    Oracle State Park Friends hosts Dessert in the Desert event

    August 25th, 2015
    by

    An afternoon of munching sweet treats and desserts while classic pop tunes roll off the record player is scheduled for […]


    SASO Musicians Present Highlights from Oaxaca Opera Festival on Sept. 15

    August 25th, 2015
    by

    TUCSON, AZ – Twenty-five musicians from the Tucson-based Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra returned recently from Oaxaca, Mexico, where they performed […]


    A Shooting Affray in Mammoth City

    August 25th, 2015
    by

    John Dewitt Burgess was born near Exeter, England in 1847. His family immigrated to the United States while Dewitt was […]


    The Oatman Massacre

    July 29th, 2015
    by

    O n Feb. 18, 1851 a covered wagon climbed the steep bank rising above the Gila River. On board the covered wagon were Royce and Mary Oatman as well as their seven


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather