A Note From Tom Ohnesorge
Director of Music / Organist


Helping Believers Worship In Spirit And in Truth






Tom Ohnesorge


As we move into the Advent season of the church year, some of our nicest preparations for welcoming the Christ child into our hearts includes the many concerts and events scheduled for the month of December.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 at 7:30 p.mPROMUSICA ARIZONA returns with a program entitled, “It’s Christmas.”  Hear “The Twelve Days of Christmas” like you’ve never heard it before as ProMusica Arizona takes you on a musicological journey through this holiday favorite! Traditional, classical, contemporary and even whimsical pieces make a unique Christmas concert with something for everyone.  Tickets are available on their website, or by calling their box office at (623) 326-5172.  Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the program.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 at 7:00 p.m.  The ARIZONA MASTERWORKS CHORALE presents, “Christmas Through the Ages”.  Always delivering a delightful program, the Chorale is a wonderful way to greet the Christmas season with beautiful music.  Call (602) 350-8261 or email them at for ticket information.  Tickets will be available at the door as well on the day of the program.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 at 3:00 p.m.  The Handbell Christmas concert has been a yearly tradition at American Lutheran for the past 10 years.  This season’s show will feature a double-bell tree with two ringers malleting an ostinato change ring sequence, while the 26-member handbell choir enters.  The processional concludes with the Prelude on ”Divinum Mysterium”, “Of the Father’s Love Begotten”.  Among other Christmas favorites include “Silver Bells”, “Tidings of Great Joy”, and a double-choir arrangement of “Greensleeves”.  Libbie Randels returns with her baton and Bob Carlson will be their narrator.  This show is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit.  Tickets are $5 at the door or from any member.


MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 at 6:00 p.m.  The SUN CITY CHORALIERS will present their 2018 Holiday Concert, “Christmas Café”.  Enjoy a “menu of delicious selections” of the season prepared just for you!  Directed by Jane Brambrilla and featuring several ALC members, you’re sure to enjoy this concert of holiday musical “treats” as we kick off our 39th season!  


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 at 7:30 p.m.  The PHOENIX CHORALE returns for a very special Christmas event, “A Chorale Christmas”.  It just isn’t Christmas until you hear the Phoenix Chorale sing! Join them this holiday season when internationally renowned conductor of the St. Olaf College Choir, Dr. Anton Armstrong, leads the Chorale in their annual holiday concert.  Tickets are available on their website, or by calling their box office at (602) 253-2224.  Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the program.


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