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Benjamin Hansen

Dr. Benjamin Hansen is the founder and Artistic Director of The Helios Ensemble, an award-winning SATB choral group, Interim Co-director of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and the Director of Music at Catalina United Methodist Church. Hansen received his BA from Yale, singing in the Yale Whiffenpoofs; his MM in voice from the Catholic University of America; and his MM in conducting from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. He received a DMA in choral conducting at the University of Arizona. Dr. Hansen has conducted such works as Bach’s Mass in B-Minor, Handel’s Messiah, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Duruflé’s Requiem, Howell’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Poulenc’s Mass in G, and Vaughan Williams’ Three Shakespeare Songs. He has studied conducting with Bruce Chamberlain, Elizabeth Schauer, Leo Nestor, Jerry Blackstone, Mark Gibson, Earl Rivers, Fiora Contino, and Robert Sund. Dr. Hansen was the Director of Choral Activities at Cincinnati State College, and a 2010 Conducting Fellow at the Chorus America Conducting Symposium in Houston, Texas.


Juan Flores

Juan Cristobal Flores, is a Lyric-Baritone born out of Tucson, Arizona and is an independent artist known for singing in a wide number of styles, from art song, opera, and Choral music to Latin Pop. Juan Cristobal Flores is a guest artist in this seasons University of Arizona Opera, The Marriage of Figaro, casted as Antonio the Garder. 

Mr. Flores is a current member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus as well as several other choral ensembles in Tucson, while releasing his own original music under the alias “Cristobal”. He can be found on all music platforms including Youtube, of his most recent performances and music releases. He is finishing a Bachelors music degree in vocal performance from the University of Arizona.


Divinity Asher

Divinity is a member of the bass section who is returning to school in hopes to pursue a Bachelor of Music degree. They've fulfilled some acting roles in Tucson's local theater scene such as: The Boy (Matt) from "The Fantasticks" for the Oro Valley Theater Company, Young Scrooge from "A Christmas Carol" for Arts Express Theater as well as "Tony" from "West Side Story" for the same company. They're excited to be a part of the neoteric chamber choir and support local and contemporary artists share their art with the world!

Daniel Ingram

Daniel Ingram is a third-year student currently studying History at Pima Community College, graduating with his associate’s degree in Spring 2024. A Tucson native and Tucson High Magnet School graduate, he began his music and choral life at the age of 8, when he joined the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, which he was an active member of until 2020. Daniel also has performed as one of the three boys in the 2015 Arizona Opera Company rendition of “The Magic Flute.” Additionally, he works at Saint Augustine Cathedral where he cantors and sings in the choir, and he also works at Sam Hughes Elementary, working in child after-school care. In his free-time, Daniel enjoys traveling, being with his family and friends, walking his dogs, and basketball.

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