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Empowering All Women Through Music

Who We Are

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In formation since 1993, Phoenix Women's Chorus is a group of talented and united singers serving the communities in and surrounding Phoenix, Arizona. Through the power of music, we provide community-based cultural programs intended to empower women, to educate our communities regarding diversity, and to foster the elimination of prejudice and discrimination.

Our Mission: Cherishing our Lesbian heritage, Phoenix Women’s Chorus is a nurturing sisterhood, providing diverse choral programs, empowering all women, embracing inclusivity, and educating our communities through the universal language of music.

Watch our short video "Why Sing with Us in Three Words"!

About Our Sisterhood of Song

We are a diverse chorus that welcomes all women and represents wide ranges of age, voice types, and musical expertise. Our repertoire of choral works includes traditional, contemporary, and classical styles, with roots in social justice. We are attentive to include many works by female composers, and have commissioned several pieces by contemporary female composers over the years. 

As a proud member of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choirs (GALA), we perform on national and international stages. We contribute in a wide variety of community activities, such as festivals, charity events, ceremonies, and sporting events. Through this, we strive to build and strengthen a sisterhood community of like-minded women.


Phoenix Women's Chorus Staff

 Kimberly Waigwa, Artistic Director

Kimberly Waigwa, Artistic Director

 Dr. Ashley Snavley, Pianist

Dr. Ashley Snavley, Pianist


 La Dessa Coleman, Music Librarian

La Dessa Coleman, Music Librarian

 Haley Ritter, ASL Interpreter

Haley Ritter, ASL Interpreter


Board of Directors

Elected January 2018

 

Officers

Nancy Kersten, Chair

Anna Arnold, Vice Chair

Sandy Miller, Secretary

Christy McGowan, Treasurer

Members-at-Large

Cheryl Barnett

Marge Barr

Rose Pascoe

Carrie Switzer

Gail Sattler, Ex-Officio