Music & Art
MUSIC AND SACRED ARTS AT CATALINA
For over 50 years, music has been the heart and soul of worship at Catalina. We are blessed with many talented singers and instrumental musicians who make music a central part of our ministry to the people of Tucson. The acoustics in our sanctuary are exceptional for music, and throughout the year it is used for concerts by various choral groups in our community. Our recently dedicated Quimby Opus 70 IV manual / 57 rank pipe organ in memory of Ralph and Shirley Morgan is one of the most unique symphonic organs in Tucson and S. Arizona.
Do you like to sing? Join the Sanctuary Choir at Catalina United Methodist! New director Benjamin Hansen has a great season planned, full of beautiful classical music, exciting spirituals, and more! Sing this inspiring music with one of the best organs in the country in a beautiful reverberant space!
Come to our first rehearsal Thursday, September 7th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the choir room H 27, 2700 E Speedway Blvd. The choir will be part of the sanctuary services beginning September 10, 2017
Join the Sanctuary Choir to rehearse Mendelssohn’s passionate Grant Unto Us, featuring a glorious organ introduction and interlude. Also join to rehearse the rousing spiritual He Never Failed Me Yet by Robert Ray, and to start preparing music for our Christmas extravaganza of Lessons and Carols, featuring Herbert Howell’s hauntingly beautiful Spotless Rose, traditional French carols, carols by Richard Rodney Bennet, and favorites for all to enjoy! We will sing these carols together with top notch community choir called The Helios Ensemble on December 17th at 4:00 p.m.
Dennis Grannan is Associate Director of Music & principal organist at Catalina. Grannan is also Director of the Catalina Organ Festival.
In November 2016, the choir performed Schubert’s Mass in G. Click on the link below to hear this performance.