Wow! THANK YOU for making our 60th Season such a monumental success! To our donors, patrons, alumni singers, volunteers, in-kind donors, concert venues, outreach partners, and guest lecturers–together with your time, talent, and support–we achieved so much in our diamond anniversary year.
In our 60th Season, we hosted five guest conductors, presented four lectures, performed in two educational choral festivals, and our audiences grew overall by 32%. We saw a 53% jump in student attendance and saw our online videos viewed over 110,000 times! We held our very first reunion weekend, welcoming former Chorale singers going all the way back to 1958(!) and presented them in a beautiful moving concert in April.
And, to top it all off, we announced the appointment of new Artistic Director Christopher Gabbitas, concluding a search that lasted nearly two years. Chris’s first season is just around the corner and we invite you to be part of this exciting new chapter—you can read all about our 2019/20 Season here >
On behalf of the board, staff, and singers, thank you for your devotion to exceptional music and the Phoenix Chorale.
2018/19 SEASON SPONSORS
Dana Bender, Cora Blouch, David Brokaw, Janet Carlsen Campbell, Mark Francis, Norm Friesen, Lisa Genuit, Stephen Green, Jacob Herbert, Carolyn McClendon, Darlys Herman, Ron Kilmer, Carol Lamond-Walker, Beth Livingston-Hakes, Joy Lubeck, Rebecca Breeding Martin, Carolyn McClendon, Josie Nelson, Barbara O’Brian, Tracey Peterson, Darlene Readel, Darrell Rowarder, Mary Sievert, Gerald Sowers, Nancy Sowers, David Topping, and Robert Wilkinson
Dana Belmonte, Anne Bennett, Thomas Blackwood, Margaret Bradbeer, Nancy Browne, Charity Connor, Linda Davis, Joan Evans, Richard Ewer, Allson Geislinger, Steve Geislinger, Lisa Genuit, Michaela Hall, Annette Hannan, Mike Hegeman, Leslie Hendricks, Christine Henry, Mary Ann Kelley, Julie Kerley, Joyce Larson, Gayle Lawson, Bob Luffman, Joanne Lynch, Nadene Malo, Don McLean, Arielle Moosman, Lesley Moosman, Tilferd Muzzie, Diana Nelson, Eric Nichols, Judy Nichols, Karl Olson, Tressa Olson Bitto, Mary Jo Pitzi, Bruce Porter, Laurie Porter, Michele Ramsden (Coombs), Drew & MacKenna Ramsey, Judd Rinsema, Linda Rinsema, Jane Robertson, Zuleyma Romero, Barbara Ross, Jan & Wayne Schaafsma, Carolyn Smith, Laura Stevens, Shelley Stevens, David Stevenson, Mary Gayle Stewart, Marcela Testai, Lauren Tomasulo, Robert Upton, Lee Van Camp, and Barb Veitch
Accurate Signs & Engraving, Inc., American Lutheran Church, Audubon Arizona, Holly Beaupre, Ben Franklin Press, Cora Blouch, Jessica Bodford, Camelback Bible Church, Carly’s Bistro, Bryan Cave LLP, Central Sound, Steve & Laura Cobb, Downtown Phoenix, Inc., Facebook, Fair Trade Cafe, First United Methodist Church, Lilly & Gerry Gonzalez, Independent News, K-BACH 89.5 FM, Kevin Kriegel, La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, Local First AZ, Kevin & Kathy Murphy, Music at Trinity, Quail Distributing, Orpheus Chorus of Phoenix, Christina & Zarko Pecanac, Phoenix Community Alliance, Reflections Bingo, Lois & John Rogers, Roosevelt Row, Laura Schairer, Holly Sheppard, and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
American Lutheran Church, West Valley
Brophy Chapel, Central Phoenix
Camelback Bible Church, Paradise Valley
Church of the Epiphany-Tempe, East Valley
La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, North Valley
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Central Phoenix
Audubon Arizona, First United Methodist Church, Huss Brewery in Uptown, Music at Trinity, Orpheus Male Chorus, Phoenix Girl’s Chorus, and our lecturers: Dr. George A. Martinez, Haley Paul, Marshall Shore, Tom Peterson, and Dr. Kevin Kriegel