SAVE THE DATES: West Valley Chorale will be performing Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah on

Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 7 PM at Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church, 13658 W Meeker Blvd, Sun City West                   and

Thursday, April 7, 2022, 7 PM at American Lutheran Church, 17200 N Del Webb Blvd, Sun City


Seasons Greetings from the West Valley Chorale Virtual Choir

 Enjoy our gift to you “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.”

 

The West Valley Chorale is pleased to present its first Virtual Choir recording “I Cannot Count the Stars.”  We hope to have two more recordings done in December.   Click on the link below to view the recording.

West Valley Chorale Virtual Choir – “I Cannot Count the Stars”

Message from the West Valley Chorale President

It is such a great honor to end this year, 2021, with the beautiful Mass in C by Ludwig van Beethoven.  Of course, it was meant to be sung last year, on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of his birth, but lives worldwide became upset, to an unknown extent, by the pandemic. It has show us sadness with the loss of so many.  May their memories be a blessing.  And it has shown us what people will rise to do for other. And to say that  we are excited to perform beautiful music for you again is not sufficiently expressing our emotions.

The greatest inspiration of these 18 months during which we couldn’t sing has been the generosity of all our donors, which have been our lion’s share of income. All donations, small and large with names or anonymous have been our largest share of income, are what sustained us and our director and accompanist.  Our corporate sponsor, Sanderson Lincoln, and our advertisers stayed with us.  Thanks goes not only to them but, to everyone who contacted our advertisers and asked them for their support. Of course, we did what many did, we sang apart together, all in front of our own cameras and microphones to be melded together in in lovely carols with accompaniment from the talented Christine Kyhn, and our director Ken Goodenberger not just waving the baton but showing a thus far unknown computer savyness that helped make us a virtual choir. The remainder of the 2021-2022 beckons to us, spring will bring our second concert and we hope to see you there again. And we hope too that you will all become or remain donors. Forms are available for you in the lobby. If you prefer, you can go to our website, Westvalleychoraleaz.org where you will find not only a link for your donation but a lot of information and pictures and, to top it all off, last year’s virtual carols for you to sing along. Best wishes for the Season and for the New Year.

Iris Johnson, President, West Valley Chorale.

group activities has been difficult for all of us and we all miss rehearsing our music and preparing for a concert. But the pandemic is not gone, we have a resurgence and we all need to continue all we can do to keep ourselves and others safe. 

A shout out to all who attended our “Oh Lux – Light in the Darkness” holiday concerts.  Our audiences were large and enthusiastic.  A special thanks to season sponsor Sanderson Lincoln for their generous financial support.

 

Thank you, Sanderson Lincoln at 2121 W. Bell Road in Phoenix for your 2019-2020 Season Sponsorship.  Sanderson Lincoln has a long history of corporate and community responsibility and involvement.  We thank them for their contribution to the arts in the West Valley.

 

Click here for information on our great 2019-2020 Season and Concert sponsors and here to read about our program advertisers.

Paul McCartney

“So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it.”

Aaron Copland – Music as an Aspect of the Human Spirit (1954).

Thanks for Your Support

Concert ticket sales provide less than half of our annual revenue.  We depend on the generosity of our audience and supporters to continue to provide high quality choral concerts in the West Valley.  Your donation helps make this happen.  Click on the link below to make a donation to The West Valley Chorale.