After eighteen months of shutdowns, lockdowns and sheltering-in-place, Yavapai College Performing Arts Center is opening up to its beloved audiences with the sounds of coming home. Bluegrass Mass – a sweet, spiritual and toe-tapping evening of down-home spirituals, choral classics and local artists – launches Yavapai College Performing Arts Center’s 27th Season, Saturday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m.
“I am thrilled to commence our 2021-22 season!” YC Performing Arts Director of Programming & Development Dr. Craig Ralston said. “With our new HVAC system purifying the air, our performing arts center is ready to welcome you back!”
Bluegrass Mass is an evocative fusion of classic Americana with local voices and artistry. Centered around the strings-and-banjo solemnity of Tim Sharp & Wes Ramsey’s Come Away to the Skies: A High Lonesome Mass, the concert will feature a live Bluegrass band comprised of YC students, faculty, and musicians from across the state. Yavapai College’s Choral Ensembles will then add their own tapestry of Bluegrass voices, with sets performed by Chamber Singers, Master Chorale, and Women’s Chorale. Bluegrass lovers and choral music fans should be ready to tap their feet, enjoy the harmonies, and hum along!
“The concert is intended to combine Prescott’s love of Bluegrass Music with its deep appreciation for the arts,” YC Associate Professor of Choral Music Dr. Joshua Harper explained.
Tickets for Bluegrass Mass are $25 – $35 for adults, with $10 youth tickets available. Yavapai College Performing Arts Center is located at YC’s Prescott Campus, 1100 E. Sheldon Street, in Prescott. For reservations or more information, please contact the YCPAC Ticket Office at (928) 776.2000 or on the web at: www.ycpac.com.