FLAGSTAFF SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND SHRINE OF THE AGES
CHOIR PRESENT “CONCERT OF HEALING AND HOPE”
The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra (FSO) is honored to collaborate
with Dr. Edith A. Copley and the Shrine of the Ages Choir to present a Concert of Healing and Hope.
This special virtual concert will pay tribute to the more than 500,000 people who have died during the
pandemic. Acknowledging this loss, the concert is also about looking forward to better days ahead.
Online streaming will be available beginning April 17, 2021, at 7 P.M., running through May 9, 2021.
The Shrine of the Ages Choir has an impressive history having performed at state, regional and national
conferences of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music
Education, and Carnegie Hall. A performance highlight with Dr. Copley leading the Choir in Dan
Forrest’s “i thank you god for most this amazing day,” a composition based on the poem of the same
name by E.E. Cummings. The inspiring words and music will present a heavenly, calming quality.
“What we have experienced in the last year is a once in a generation moment. This past year is a time
people will be talking about decades from now. A Concert of Healing and Hope will be a memorial for
those who were not successful in their fight against COVID-19 and will also be a celebration for those
who have gotten through it,” shares Dr. Copley, Professor and Director of Choral Studies at Northern
Arizona University. “There is a sense of a light at the end of the tunnel. A Concert of Healing and Hope
will be a reminder that a new day is coming, and to be thankful.”
The program will also include poignant music from Faure, Mozart, Elgar and many others. The event is
available for pre-order now at flagstaffsymphony.org/healing with unlimited streaming for $25.
The FSO is working diligently to produce outstanding online performances until it is safe to perform
again live. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and support for these virtual programs, and we
will keep you informed regarding plans for the future.
ABOUT THE FLAGSTAFF SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to enrich, engage, and inspire our community through the
performance of orchestral music. Founded in 1950, the FSO is a regional orchestra of 65 musicians that
reaches an audience of more than 14,000 each season. In its 71st season, it is the largest and most active
nonprofit performing arts organization in northern Arizona.