What You'll Get
Captain America once said, "'Twas music that soothed the savage beast." Although he was talking about his short-lived nemesis Dr. Angry Parakeet, it's just as true for animals of the human persuasion. Soothe savage insides with today's Groupon: for $12, you get one general-admission ticket to "The Rhythm of Life," performed by the Phoenix Chorale on Sunday, April 17 at 3 p.m. at the American Lutheran Church in Sun City (up to a $30 value). Some discounts are available for students (up to $15), seniors (up to $25), and those in the military (up to $25); people 25 years old and under can get seats for free, depending on the availability of seats 10 minutes before showtime.
The Grammy Award–winning Phoenix Chorale captivates audiences with 27 classically trained voices performing a cappella arrangements of traditional and contemporary works. For the final concert of the season, the chorale will weave a tapestry of chords and aural knots to form "The Rhythm of Life," an international experience drawing on melodies from Korea to West Africa. Guest percussionist Sonja Branch will accompany the performance, adding rhythmic seasoning to the Chorale's vocally exclusive songs. The musically inclined perch on the edge of their seats or cling to low-hanging rafters while listening to the haunting harmonies of Leonard Bernstein’s French choruses from The Lark and the staccato cadence of Steve Reich’s Clapping Music. A collection of global works rounds out the show, including Estonian composer Veljo Tormis’s Curse Upon Iron (Raua needmine), a piece filled with deep, dissonant chords designed to grab hold of the audience’s collective hearts.
For the April 17 performance, crowds will line pews in the American Lutheran Church, watching the Chorale sing against a backdrop of floor-to-ceiling stained-glass windows and vintage posters from Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet tour.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 18, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only on 4/17/11. Subject to availability. Not valid for resale. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.