About Us

Phoenix Girls Chorus is a non-profit organization, serving girls and young women through Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding areas.

Mission of the Chorus:

To cultivate, inspire, and empower young women to find their voice
through world-class music education and performance.

Vision:

Our graduates are young women who love the arts, value education,
and possess global awareness to transform their world.

Our Goal:

To empower young women through LEADERSHIP, COMMUNITY SERVICE and MUSIC.

Our History:

Founded in 1981, the international award winning Phoenix Girls Chorus has delighted audiences around Arizona and the world. This established choral organization draws girls and young women from every community in the valley who love to sing. Under the direction of Danya Tiller, Artistic Director, our top level ensemble, Cantabile, recently won first place in their choir division and was also awarded a gold diploma for their excellence in performance at the Franz Schubert International Choral Competition.

 

The Phoenix Girls Chorus is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization (#86-0621710) that offers an exemplary choral music education to girls between the ages of seven and eighteen. The focus of the Chorus is to provide a nurturing environment where singers develop their music skills to the best of their ability, form lasting friendships, develop strength and independence, and create lifetime memories. This program transforms them into outstanding young women who are skilled musicians as well as leaders who serve their community joyfully.

 

Ms. Tiller, Mrs. Kandis Tutty, Associate Director, and their artistic staff teach vocal development, performance skills, sight singing, music theory, foreign language diction, and choreography. Musical repertoire encompasses a wide spectrum of music including classical, sacred, folk, contemporary choral literature, Broadway tunes and foreign language selections. Singers perform in major concerts each year as well as public and community appearances and community service activities.

 

Locally, the Chorus has performed for the Phoenix Suns, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the AZ House of Representatives, City of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, former Governor Janet Napolitano, Academy Award winner Goldie Hawn and has made numerous radio and television appearances. In 2014, Cantabile was selected to perform Sunday Mass at the Vatican, and was invited to be the choir of choice with the internationally acclaimed “The Tenors” at Mesa Center of the Arts during their world tour. In addition, upper level choirs have joined the Phoenix Symphony for holiday performances, and have taken part in prestigious choral festivals throughout the United States, Canada, Germany, France, England, Wales, Italy, Spain, Austria and the Czech Republic.

 

In 2016 the Phoenix Girls Chorus and 150 other women of all ages from around the country premiered a performance of the newest treble edition of Antonio Vivaldi’s well-loved Gloria RV 589 in New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall, under the direction of our Artistic Director, Danya Tiller. As the Chorus enters into its 36th season this year,   a new pre-choir program for both boys and girls will be launched as well as the first annual summer music camp available to all elementary and middle school-aged children. Auditions are available by appointment in late spring and summer for membership in one of the five choirs of the Phoenix Girls Chorus.

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