2014/2015 SEASON


A Concert of American Music

Hymns, Folk Songs, Spirituals Sea Chanteys, Broadway Selections

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 3 P.M.

Dr. Rando-Grillot Recital Hall

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society opens its 52st season with an afternoon of American Music, including hymns, folk songs, spirituals and sea chanteys. The concert will be held in the intimate Dr. Rando-Grillot Recital Hall, located on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus, at 3:00 p.m., October 5th. The recital hall is located within Beam Music Center at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas, NV 89154.


Masterworks I

Haydn, Mendelssohn & Mozart

Sunday November 2, 2014, 3 PM

UNLV Artemis W. Ham Hall

The Society's opening Masterworks Concert will feature illustrious choral-orchestra music, including Harmoniemesse by Joseph Haydn, Vom Himmel hoch (From Heaven on High) by Felix Mendelssohn and Ave verum corpus by Wolfgang Amedus Mozart.The program will be presented by the Musical Arts Chorus, Orchestra, and guest soloists.

Tickets are available at UNLV's Performing Arts Center Box Office (895-2787) pac.unlv.edu.


Musical Arts Singers in Concert

Funeral Ikos by John Tavener, Spirituals, Sea Chanteys, Broadway, Patriotic, & Holiday Selections

Sunday, November 16, 2014

2 P.M.

Winchester Cultural Center

The Musical Arts Singers opens its 52st season with Folk Songs, Sea Chanteys, Spirituals, will perform Funeral Ikos by John Tavener and Spirituals, Sea Chanteys, Broadway, Patriotic, & Holiday Selections at 2:00 p.m., November 16th, at Winchester Cultural Center. The Center is located at 3130 McLeod Drive in Las Vegas, NV 89121.


Andrea Bocelli in Concert

Saturday, December 6, 2014

8:00 PM

MGM Grand Garden Arena

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society will provide the choral accompaniment for Andrea Bocelli's 2014 annual Christmas engagment on Saturday evening, December 6, 2014 in the MGM Grand Arena. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. Members of the 65-voice Musical Arts Chorus are thrilled to have been invited to perform with Andrea Bocelli for the 6th time during his annual U.S. tour.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the MGM Grand at (702) 891-7777

Please note that the SNMAS season pass will not be applicable to this concert


An Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen & Jester Hairston Tribute

Musical Arts Singers in Concert

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 3 P.M.

Dr. Rando-Grillot Recital Hall

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society will pay tribute to Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, and the late Jester Hairston in a concert by the 20-voice Musical Arts Singers at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 22, at Dr. Rando-Grillot Recital Hall.

The Musical Arts Singers under the direction of Dr. Douglas Peterson will perform 18 Berlin's classic songs including "Say It With Music," "Alexander's Ragtime Band," and "Puttin' On the Ritz." The program will feature the music of Harold Arlen with such selections as "Come Rain Shine," "That Old Black Magic," and "Stormy Weather."

The Musical Arts Singers will also be heard in a group of beloved spirituals and folk songs by Jester Hairston including "Hold On!" "Amen," and "In Dat Great Gittin' Up Morning!" Robert Peterson, tenor, and John A. Smith, baritone, are featured soloists. Eric Eichorst will accompany the Musical Arts Singers.

The output of Hairston, America's gifted African-American choral composer, includes over 300 spirituals and folk songs that are performed by singers everywhere. Irving Berlin, America's most prolific song writer, composed over 1200 songs for the stage and screen. Berlin and Hairston both had long lives (Jester Hairston passed away at the ripe old age of 98 and Irving Berlin died at the age of 101).

The concert is made possible in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Admission: Adults: $10 Seniors, Students, Military, Disabled: $8 Tickets available at the UNLV Performing Arts Center Box Office (895-2787) (For information call 451-6672)

Download our concert flyer here.


Messiah (Parts II & III) by G. F. Handel

Sunday, April 12th, 2015, 3 PM

UNLV Ham Hall

Southern Nevadans have a rare opportunity to hear these two lesser known Parts of Handel's "Messiah," performed and crafted by the Musical Arts Chorus, an excellent quartet of guest soloists, and the Musical Arts Orchestra, comprised of the finest musicians in the city.

Las Vegas Academy's "Les Chanteuses" will open SNMAS's Masterwork program with "He Shall Feed His Flock" and "Come unto Him" from Part I of "Messiah;" and "Oh Lovely Peace" from "Judas Maccabaeus," an oratorio by Handel.

This concert is sponsored by John E. Tucker and is SNMAS's final Masterwork concert of its 52nd season. Tickets are available at the UNLV Performing Arts Center. Admission is $18 for adults: $15 for seniors, disabled, and military $8 for students with ID. For more information call the UNLV Performing Arts Center Box Office at (702) 895-2787 or visit pac.unlv.edu.


Broadway! 100 Fabulous Years

Sunday, June 7th, 2015, 3 PM

Dr. Rando-Grillot Recital Hall

The Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society closes its 52nd season, with "Broadway! 100 Fabulous Years" at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 7, at Dr. Rando-Grillot Recital Hall on the UNLV campus (Please note this is a change of concert date and venue for our annual pops concert. SNMAS will not perform on Sunday, May 10, at CSN's Horn Theatre as originally scheduled).

The Musical Arts Chorus directed by Dr. Douglas R. Peterson will open our pops concert with a choral revue, 100 Years of Broadway, celebrating an entire century of entertainment, laughter, and beautiful music. Our Chorus program also feature the delightful melodies from "The Sound of Music" in observance of the film's 50th anniversary.

There's much more, though...delightful selections sung by guest vocalist, Sidra Kain, and the music of Cole Porter performed by our own pianist, Tyrone Powers. Sondheim's infectious "Getting Married Today" from the hit show, Company, will feature our theatre devotee, Cindy Stock, assisted by soprano, Sue Russell, and tenor, Robert Peterson.

We'll also treat you to the delightful melodies in a choral setting of Gershwin's "Crazy for You." Last, but not least, the Musical Arts Chorus will take our audience down memory lane with "A Sentimental Journey," a montage of popular music from the 40's.

SNMAS's pops concert is among our Society's most popular programs, so please let your friends know about it!

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This program has been funded, in part, by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.