Thursday, March 31, 2016

THE HELIOS ENSEMBLE presents Shakespeare Shangri-la


From: Steve Chrisman []
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 7:16 AM
Subject: Shakespeare Shangri-la




Creating Choral Radiance


Come to Shakespeare Shangri-la!


Concert Dates

Saturday, April 23rd, 7:00 p.m.

Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 17750 S La Canada Dr., Sahuarita

Sunday, April 24th, 3:00 p.m.

Catalina United Methodist Church, 2700 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson



The Helios Ensemble is a 40-person community vocal performance group based in Tucson, Arizona founded and directed by Benjamin Hansen. The group creates heartfelt, professional level performances through creative and uplifting group vocal technique.

Benjamin Hansen is the founder and artistic director of The Helios Ensemble, the artistic director of the Faculty/Staff choir at the University of Arizona, and the director of music at the United Church of Christ, Good Shepherd, in Sahuarita, AZ. Hansen received his BA from Yale, singing in “The Whiffenpoofs,” his MM in voice from The Catholic University of America, his MM in conducting from The College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, and is currently pursuing his doctorate in choral conducting at the University of Arizona. Hansen has studied conducting with Bruce Chamberlain, Elizabeth Schauer, Leo Nestor, Jerry Blackstone, Mark Gibson, Earl Rivers, Fiora Contino, and Robert Sund. He was a Conducting Fellow at the Chorus America Conducting Symposium in 2010, Houston, TX, and he founded and directed the Washington Collegium, in Washington, D.C., conducting Howell’s Requiem and Poulenc’s Exultate Deo. Hansen was the director of choral activities at Cincinnati State College, directing the Cincinnati State Chorale’s performance of Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque, the national anthem at a Cincinnati Reds Game, and set of spirituals for the World Choir Games in 2012.


Shakespeare Shangri-La

April 23rd & 24th, 2015



If you have any questions, please contact the Helios Ensemble Treasurer, Jo-Ann Marks, at the contact below.


(520) 591-1504



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