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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



Nancy Kersten, Chair

Anna Arnold, Vice Chair

Carolyn Lange, Treasurer


Cheryl Barnett

Christina Kinsman-Barnes

Darlene Martinez

Carrie Lorraine

Gail Sattler