arts on the rocks

Arts at the Rocks is a series of performing arts events offered for the community.

Our passion is to work with professional artists and musicians to provide the DHPC congregation and the community at large with high-quality musical experiences. With 55 years of rich history in the North Scottsdale/Carefree Community, Desert Hills Presbyterian Church invites you to join us for Arts at the Rocks 2022-2023 season performances.

We’ll See You There!

Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 5:30 PM and
Friday, December 9, 2022 at 5:30 PM

You are hereby commanded to quit this year and travel back in time over four centuries to Renaissance England, where you will dine with their Majesties in a castle hall and be entertained by the Chancel Choir, the finest musicians in the Kingdom. HUZZAH! Welcome in the Christmas season and partake of the festivity and ceremony of the royal court as you enjoy a fine dinner and are treated to madrigals, carols and Renaissance music of the season, performed in full Elizabethan costume in a castle hall setting.

The castle hall will come alive with costumed characters so done miss your chance at these limited tickets.

$35 per person.


Thursday – December 8th

Friday – December 9th

Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 4:00 PM

Join us for an afternoon with America’s First Underclassmen A Cappella Group featuring Phoenix Native Liam Richardson “24.

Friday, January 27, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Hedy Lamarr, glamorous siren of the silver screen, was more than ‘The Most Beautiful Woman in the World’. She invented Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum Technology that makes the world of wireless communication tick. From Austria to Hollywood, WWII, torpedoes, ecstasy, and intrigue to the very cell phone in your pocket, she was there!

Heather Massie enchants the audience as Hedy Lamarr, along with Jimmy Stewart, Bette Davis, Louis B Mayer, and more! A 36 character solo play where the audience summons Hedy to unearth the truth behind how a glamorous Hollywood film star could create an invention which launched today’s wireless technology revolution!

S.T.E.M. Workshop for Women and Girls (middle school age and above)

Saturday, January 28, 2023
8:30AM to 12:00PM

Student Workshop: Women and girls (middle school and above) will want to register for this informative and fun S.T.E.M.-based workshop featuring community leaders from Arizona Science Center, Arizona State University, and Heather Massie’s improvisation/performance class for theater lovers. Professors Cynthia Keeler, Banu Ozkan, Patricia Rankin, and Arumina Singh from Arizona State University’s Department of Physics will discuss the exciting research that the latest generation of women in Physics is doing and how the field of benefits from bringing diverse perspectives. After a series of short presentations from the panel, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Event Highlights Include:

  • Hands-on Robotics/Coding and Engineering stations with Arizona Science Center
  • Master Class on using performance improvisation in school and work with New York City Actor and Writer, Heather Massie*
  • Panel Discussion led by distinguished women professors from Arizona State University Department of Physics followed by a Q&A

A $10 Workshop registration fee will cover continental breakfast, snacks and drinks. 

Use the QR code below to register NOW!

Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 2:00 PM

Since 1947, the Grammy-award winning Phoenix Boys Choir has provided choral music training, education, performance opportunities and learning experiences that instill excellent musicianship and critical values in young people. Our program develops responsible, caring, creative young people who will be our future leaders and citizens endowed with a passion for the performing arts and community.

Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 4:00 PM

The Valley Chamber Chorale is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enlightening the community and enriching its culture. Through skilled performances of choral programs featuring an eclectic repertoire with emphasis upon unaccompanied works of the Renaissance and selections by Twentieth Century American composers, the Chorale offers entertaining and educational concerts at a variety of venues throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area.

arts at the rocks brochure