“The Phoenix Symphony Chorus was outstanding—robust and riveting.” – Herbert Paine, BWW Reviews
“The Phoenix Symphony Chorus… displays an excellent sense of sustained lines with cohesive power and precision.” – Christian Dalzon, ConcertoNet.com
“The chorus, especially, has become in recent years one of the gems of Phoenix’s cultural scene. It is a great chorus.” – Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic
About the Chorus
Founded in 2001, the Chorus serves as a professional-level performing partner for Arizona’s only full-time orchestra. The Chorus is comprised of over 100 volunteers and is governed by its own members in partnership with the Chorus Master and The Phoenix Symphony. Chorus members collectively donate more than 12,000 hours of service to music and The Phoenix Symphony each year.
The Chorus joins the Symphony for numerous concerts each season with performances ranging from audience favorites such as Orff’s Carmina Burana and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 to exciting works rarely performed in the U.S. such as Estevez’s Cantata Criolla and Kodaly’s Psalmus Hungaricus. The Chorus also regularly participates in the Symphony’s pops series as well, helping bring to life music from Broadway, Hollywood, and even video games. Annual highlights for the Chorus include the Symphony’s Holiday Pops concert and Handel’s Messiah. The Chorus has twice performed with the Symphony in concert with Andrea Bocelli.
The Chorus has recently performed at Carnegie Hall, where it premiered Dan Forrest’s Psalm of Ascension, and as far away as Vienna and Salzburg, Austria. The annual solo performance by the Chorus has become a local highlight of the Phoenix Symphony season.
The Phoenix Symphony Chorus has been led by Chorus Master Dr. Thomas Bookhout since 2012, and is joined in rehearsals by Larry Loeber, a regular pianist for The Phoenix Symphony.
2022-23 Season Auditions
Visit The Phoenix Symphony Chorus website for 2022-23 audition details.
|Lisa Autrey||Darrin Bergstad||Maria Bartoli||Scott Alexander|
|Marilou Baxter||Tim Brunty||Melanie Bristol||Joel Auernheimer|
|Jeanne Bookhout||Marcus Childs||Mary Brockmeier||Jaspreet Bains|
|Jane Calhoun||Denny Coiro||Melanie Brown||Jerry Cook|
|Maria Cepeda||Tom Cunningham||Marilyn Cage||Rodale Cooley|
|Jean Cutler||Ellwood Cushman||Tia Coates||Bill Cooper|
|Annette Economides||Peter Decker||Sara Cooper||Joseph David|
|Sarah Feuerborn||Russ Ernst||Leslie Ellingson||Matt Denison|
|Amy Friesen||Joel Garcia||Erin Entringer||Stephen Donohue|
|Maria Garcia||Sean Gardner||Susan Ernst||Ben Ebel|
|Emily Hosner||David Getts||Kaylynne Fox||Lynn Havens|
|Kelsey Ishimatsu Jacobson||Dana Graybeal||Jennifer Franz||Michael Hegeman|
|Melinda Iyer||John Halliburton||Emma Giffen||Caleb Heithoff|
|Claudia Kennedy||Patrick Hartley||Wendy Gould||Steve Hwang|
|Jane Kniffen||Gary Hubart||Inice Hahnke||Lynn Jech|
|Susan Kujawski||Rodney Jee||Colleen Hickey||Joshua McCarthy|
|Erica Lewis||David Kahrs||Midge Holley||Taylor McMurray|
|Kari Litteer||Brian Matas||Gina Hupton||Michael Millis|
|Karen Martin||Casey Mickelson||Katie Jones||Gerald Palmer|
|Mindy Nolls||Vic Quiros||Lorna Kertesz||Daniel Russ|
|Karissa Noonan||Dan Rue||Joanne Lawson||Josiah Sanchez|
|Suzannah Parks||Matthew Siebert||Carah Mollerup||David Schwarz|
|Susie Phillips||Mark Sims||Marjorie Reiter||Jesse Schwarz|
|Dawn Rolland||Bill Stinnett||Jenn Schaeffer||Craig Spaulding|
|Lisa Rolland-Keith||Bill Trejbal||Rachel Schroeder||Andy Vaught|
|Jennifer Schwarz||Charles Vallelonga||Stephanie Seigla||Patrick Williams|
|Ivylyn Scott||Aaron Villalobos||Ryann Spake|
|Grace Sherman||John Vousden||Susan Starbuck|
|Diana Stocker||Rick Williams||Robin Stinnett|
|Lynne Traverse||Paula Strano Isobe|
|Kari Weldon||Katherine Stremel|