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Let Freedom Sing 2019 - Choir Registration!

We are excited about our 35th annual Let Freedom Sing and invite you to COME SING WITH US! Our Creative Team is busy at work developing another very exciting program for this year’s concert! This year, we are excited to announce that Let Freedom Sing 2019 will include two shows at the Fox Tucson Theatre, the crown jewel of downtown Tucson. As a choir member, you will experience a diversity of programming and a passion for excellence. You’ll be part of a dynamic team that will delight over 2,200 audience members and foster a sense of community. Musical selections will include patriotic standards and all-American hits, with a star-spangled line-up!

SEASON 2019

The Monte Awards - May 18th

Tuck Everlasting - July 12th – 14th

Let Freedom Sing - July 4th

She Loves Me - Oct 18th – 20th

A Christmas Carol - Dec 6th – 15th

Spring Production Coming Soon!

AS A THANK YOU FOR DONATING YOUR TIME AND TALENT, LFS CHOIR REGISTRATION IS **FREE**

LET FREEDOM SING AUDITIONS (Board Room – Junior League, 2099 E. River Rd.)

Auditions are held to get to know the voice of each choir member.

Friday, 5/24 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Auditions will take approximately 5 minutes with sign-ups in 15-minute increments for up to 3 people.  TO SIGN-UP PLEASE CLICK HERE or call (520) 319-0400.  Be prepared to sing the National Anthem, as well as a quick call and response style session (how fast is your ear?).

 

LET FREEDOM SING REHEARSALS (Kiva – Junior League, 20199 E. River Rd.)

PLEASE NOTE:  Rehearsals will be structured within these time ranges for full choir and small groups/soloists.  A detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided by 5/15/19.

Tuesday, May 28th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Monday, June 3rd  from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Monday, June 10th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Monday, June 17th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Saturday, June 22nd from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Monday, June 24th from 6:00– 9:00 pm

Saturday, June 29th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Monday, July 1st from 6:00 – 9:00 pm  run show

Wednesday, July 3rd from 6:00 – 9:00 pm  run show  (AT THE FOX THEATRE)

THURSDAY, JULY 4th from 12:00 noon – 9:00 pm (AT THE FOX THEATRE)

Meet the Directors

Susan Lane Stokes, Director

Versatile, joyful, multi-talented Susan Lane Stokes brings enthusiasm and expertise to her performing, teaching and directing careers. As a singer, Susan’s appearances in over 40 opera, operetta, musical theater and orchestral works across the US [read more="Read more" less="Read less"] have garnered both critical acclaim and popular appeal for her warm, lovely voice, effortless singing and immediate believability. Favorite roles include Violeta in La Traviata, Mim in La Boheme , Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Lady Shayne in Noel Coward’s Bittersweet, and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus. One highlight among many was her appearance as a  part of San Francisco Opera’s 75th Anniversary Celebrations.
She brings this extensive experience to her voice studio, imparting solid vocal technique, dramatic ability, languages, and musical skills. Susan works with students of all levels.
Locally, Susan directed the successful Opera on the Streetcar for the Opera Guild of Southern Arizona, including a popular first time flash mob opera chorus on Tucson’s Streetcar. She has written, produced, and directed several children’s shows. She also produced ‘Sounds of hope, a benefit concert boasting over 140 musicians from The University of Arizona, Tucson Boys Chorus, members of the  Tucson Symphony and chorus which benefited Habitat for Humanity‘s work in Sri Lanka after the tsunami of 2004.
Susan has appeared with Arts Express as Mrs. Fezziwig in ‘The Christmas Carol’ for the past three years. She is happy to join the Arts Express directing staff for the upcoming Let Freedom Sing concert at the Fox Theater on July 4th.
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Mark Gary, Music Director

Mark Gary received his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta. He has earned masters’ degrees from the University of Illinois in both Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance. [read more="Read more" less="Read less"] With the University of Illinois Opera Theater, Mark has sung the tenor roles of Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus, Don Curzio in Marriage of Figaro, Daniel Buchanann in Street Scene, and Ferrando in Cosi fan Tutte. He has also appeared as soloist with the Quad Cities Symphony, The University of Illinois Symphony and Oratorio Society, Sinfonia da Camera, the Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra.

Equally at home on the podium, Mark has conducted and prepared choral ensembles in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan and Arizona. He has served as Director of Music Ministries at Solebury United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church of Okemos and as Artistic Director of the Swarthmore Chorale. Currently, he is Director of Traditional Music Ministries at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. [/read]

Junior League

2099 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718

Fox Theatre

17 W Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701