POSTPONED Bag Size Policy: The City of Phoenix is postponing the Symphony Hall and Orpheum Theatre bag size policy until our 2023/2024 season.
“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|
|Christine Ferguson||Russ Ernst||Leslie Ellingson||Matt Denison|
|Sarah Feuerborn||Joel Garcia||Erin Entringer||Stephen Donohue|
|Amy Friesen||Sean Gardner||Susan Ernst||Ben Ebel|
|Maria Garcia||David Getts||Kaylynne Fox||Lynn Havens|
|Emily Hosner||Dana Graybeal||Jennifer Franz||Michael Hegeman|
|Kelsey Ishimatsu Jacobson||John Halliburton||Emma Giffen||Caleb Heithoff|
|Melinda Iyer||Patrick Hartley||Wendy Gould||Steve Hwang|
|Claudia Kennedy||Gary Hubart||Inice Hahnke||Lynn Jech|
|Jane Kniffen||Rodney Jee||Colleen Hickey||Joshua McCarthy|
|Susan Kujawski||David Kahrs||Midge Holley||Taylor McMurray|
|Erica Lewis||Brian Matas||Gina Hupton||Michael Millis|
|Kari Litteer||Casey Mickelson||Katie Jones||Gerald Palmer|
|Karen Martin||Vic Quiros||Lorna Kertész||Daniel Russ|
|Mindy Nolls||Dan Rue||Joanne Lawson||Josiah Sanchez|
|Karissa Noonan||Matthew Siebert||Carah Mollerup||David Schwarz|
|Suzannah Parks||Mark Sims||Marjorie Reiter||Jesse Schwarz|
|Susie Phillips||Bill Stinnett||Jenn Schaeffer||Craig Spaulding|
|Dawn Rolland||Bill Trejbal||Rachel Schroeder||Andy Vaught|
|Lisa Rolland-Keith||Charles Vallelonga||Stephanie Seigla||Patrick Williams|
|Jennifer Schwarz||Aaron Villalobos||Ryann Spake|
|Ivylyn Scott||John Vousden||Susan Starbuck|
|Grace Sherman||Rick Williams||Robin Stinnett|
|Diana Stocker||Paula Strano Isobe|
|Lynne Traverse||Katherine Stremel|
|Kari Weldon||Norma-Jean Strickland|