Yavapai College Performing Arts Center in Prescott opens season with bluegrass mass


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After eighteen months of closures, closures and shelters in place, the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center opens to its beloved audience with the sound of coming home. Bluegrass Mass – a sweet, witty and thrilling evening of local spirituals, choral classics and local artists – kicks off the 27th season of Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, Saturday, October 23 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 24 at 3 a.m. midday

“I am delighted to start our 2021-22 season! YC Performing Arts Director of Programming and Development, Dr Craig Ralston, said. “With our new air-purifying HVAC system, our Performing Arts Center is ready to welcome you again!

Bluegrass Mass is an evocative fusion of classic Americana with local vocals and art. Centered on the string and banjo solemnity of Come Away to the Skies: A High Lonesome Mass by Tim Sharp and Wes Ramsey, the concert will feature a live bluegrass band of YC students, professors and musicians. across the state. The Yavapai College choral ensembles will then add their own tapestry of Bluegrass voices, with ensembles performed by chamber singers, a main choir and a female choir. Bluegrass lovers and choral music fans should be ready to tap their feet, enjoy the harmonies and hum!

“The concert is intended to combine Prescott’s love for bluegrass music with his deep appreciation for the arts,” explained YC associate professor of choral music, Dr. Joshua Harper.

Tickets for Bluegrass Mass are $ 25 to $ 35 for adults, with $ 10 youth tickets available. The Yavapai College Performing Arts Center is located on YC’s Prescott Campus, 1100 E. Sheldon Street, in Prescott. To reserve or obtain more information, please contact the YCPAC Box Office at (928) 776.2000 or on the web at: www.ycpac.com.

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