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Join us for the exciting return of Concerts on the Desert, organized and presented by the Saint Barnabas Music Department led by Michael Salazar and Robert Heyde. The 2021-2022 season (October through March) will feature 4 ticketed performances, beginning with an opening organ concert in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the dedication of the Saint Barnabas Sanctuary organ. The season’s musical presentations will be sure to move and inspire, ranging from a glorious major choral-orchestral work to an intimate chamber music setting, as well as other surprises you will not want to miss. Tickets are available individually and a season pass is also offered, giving access to all concerts at a discounted rate. We are proud to continue our tradition of great music, world-class soloists, and a commitment to the cultural life of this community.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 4PM

Free opening Concert featuring Michael Salazar

The opening concert of our season will showcase our beautiful Sanctuary organ and the musical talents of our Music Minister, Michael Salazar.

This opening event to our concert season is FREE. All are welcome.

Followed by four ticketed concerts:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2:30PM

Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis (Mass for troubled times)

Our Adult Parish Choir will join with orchestral forces to perform Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis (Mass for troubled times). Widely considered one of Haydn’s greatest compositions, this work for soloists, orchestra, and chorus is a glorious combination of emotion, musical timbres, and reflective piety.

Individual Tickets: $35.00

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 7:30PM

Music for the Epiphany of our Lord that celebrates the Christmas season.

Music for the Epiphany of our Lord that celebrates the Christmas season. Choral favorites combined with instrumental works will provide a beautiful evening of music featuring Saint Barnabas soloists and ensemble. This concert is ticketed, and tickets should be purchased in advance. 

Individual Tickets: $35.00

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 7:30PM

Urban Nocturnes, makes its Saint Barnabas debut with works by Schumann, Villa Lobos, and local composer Tom Breadon

Individual Tickets: $35.00

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SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 4PM

Arizona Bach Festival features renowned Sinta Saxophone Quartet

Our final concert of the season is presented in conjunction with the Arizona Bach Festival, returning to Saint Barnabas for a wonderful program featuring the renowned Sinta Saxophone Quartet playing many favorite Bach transcriptions. This concert is ticketed, and tickets should be purchased in advance.

Individual Tickets: $35.00

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