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Stroll with us through our Herstory!

Our Humble Beginning as TLC

 TLC is born in 1993 through the Lesbian Resource Project.

TLC is born in 1993 through the Lesbian Resource Project.

 A small but mighty group of women will build a sisterhood that was destined to become a Valley Treasure for decades to come.  Notice the Hidden Singers, women who remained behind the wall to protect their jobs and families.

A small but mighty group of women will build a sisterhood that was destined to become a Valley Treasure for decades to come.  Notice the Hidden Singers, women who remained behind the wall to protect their jobs and families.

 Emily Flathers was our first Artistic Director.

Emily Flathers was our first Artistic Director.

 TLC rehearsing at our first Pride event.

TLC rehearsing at our first Pride event.

 TLC performing on stage at Pride!

TLC performing on stage at Pride!


TLC Gains Momentum

 TLC Sisterhood of Singers, March 1996.

TLC Sisterhood of Singers, March 1996.

 TLC becomes a regular on the stages of Pride.

TLC becomes a regular on the stages of Pride.

 Kim McCreary becomes Artistic Director in 1995, and remains for 15 wonderful years.

Kim McCreary becomes Artistic Director in 1995, and remains for 15 wonderful years.

 TLC honors the victims of AIDS in 1995 by singing at the State Capital during the AIDS Quilt Display.

TLC honors the victims of AIDS in 1995 by singing at the State Capital during the AIDS Quilt Display.

 TLC's Concert Program from March 1996: A Rainbow of Voices.

TLC's Concert Program from March 1996: A Rainbow of Voices.

 TLC and the Grand Canyon Men's Chorus sing with Holly Near at the Orpheum in 1998.

TLC and the Grand Canyon Men's Chorus sing with Holly Near at the Orpheum in 1998.

 TLC sings at Community Church of Hope in 1998.

TLC sings at Community Church of Hope in 1998.


We Come of Age as Arizona Women in Tune

 Our new logo, our new identity!

Our new logo, our new identity!

 Our first Board of Directors

Our first Board of Directors

 Our second Board of Directors

Our second Board of Directors

 We continue to perform on community stages.

We continue to perform on community stages.

 We love performing for the community!

We love performing for the community!

 Patrick Stout becomes our Accompanist Extraordinaire

Patrick Stout becomes our Accompanist Extraordinaire

 Sandi McCullough-Jones is our first Executive Director

Sandi McCullough-Jones is our first Executive Director

 We perform a joint concert with Alix Dobkin at Community Chirch of Hope

We perform a joint concert with Alix Dobkin at Community Chirch of Hope

 Our first Pride Parade float with lots of purple balloons.

Our first Pride Parade float with lots of purple balloons.

 We got more creative with our ballon arrangements in subsequent floats.

We got more creative with our ballon arrangements in subsequent floats.

 You could see our Sisterhood blocks away!

You could see our Sisterhood blocks away!

 We win Pride Parade Awards! In 2000,2001, and 2003!

We win Pride Parade Awards! In 2000,2001, and 2003!

We Grow and Grow and Grow!

 We go to our first GALA!

We go to our first GALA!

 We perform at the Kerr Cultural Center for a performance with Elena Dodd as Eleanor Roosevelt.

We perform at the Kerr Cultural Center for a performance with Elena Dodd as Eleanor Roosevelt.

 Mamak Charepoo graces us with her talent as our Accompanist.

Mamak Charepoo graces us with her talent as our Accompanist.

 Terry Gunn becomes our new Executive Director.

Terry Gunn becomes our new Executive Director.

 Our Concert Program from June 2002.

Our Concert Program from June 2002.

 Our voices got stronger as our Sisterhood grew.

Our voices got stronger as our Sisterhood grew.

We Show Our Patriotism by Singing the National Anthem at Phoenix Mercury Games - GO MERC!

 After several years of submitting audition tapes, we finally had our big break...Arizona Women in Tune in lights!

After several years of submitting audition tapes, we finally had our big break...Arizona Women in Tune in lights!

 We looked marvelous, and we sounded marvelous, too!

We looked marvelous, and we sounded marvelous, too!

 We blended our voices beautifully as we sang our National Anthem.

We blended our voices beautifully as we sang our National Anthem.


Our Growth Spurs Us on to New Heights

 We pose for a promo shoot. 

We pose for a promo shoot. 

 Our Sisterhood grows stronger.

Our Sisterhood grows stronger.

 Talented musicians rise from the Sisterhood to perform special pieces. This is the drum ensemble, Us Gaias.

Talented musicians rise from the Sisterhood to perform special pieces. This is the drum ensemble, Us Gaias.

 Our voices become a powerful Chorus.

Our voices become a powerful Chorus.

 We transfix our audience at Trinity Cathedral with our beautiful harmonies.

We transfix our audience at Trinity Cathedral with our beautiful harmonies.

 We sing songs that bring joy and laughter.

We sing songs that bring joy and laughter.


A New Day Dawn's As We Become Phoenix Women's Chorus

 Introducing our new scarves.

Introducing our new scarves.

 Our Sisterhood dressed in style.

Our Sisterhood dressed in style.

 We are so colorful!

We are so colorful!

 We join forces (and harmonies) with Voices of the Desert.

We join forces (and harmonies) with Voices of the Desert.

 Powerful music is a gift.

Powerful music is a gift.

 Us Gaias Percussion Ensemble and Haley Ritter, ASL Interpreter, at Global Justice Teach-In.

Us Gaias Percussion Ensemble and Haley Ritter, ASL Interpreter, at Global Justice Teach-In.

 Looking sharp for our next GALA appearance in Denver.

Looking sharp for our next GALA appearance in Denver.

 Singing and Posing at GALA

Singing and Posing at GALA

 Us Gaias at GALA

Us Gaias at GALA

 Lucik Aprahamian, Artistic Director

Lucik Aprahamian, Artistic Director

 Brad Smith, Pianist

Brad Smith, Pianist

 AirForce Induction Ceremony at Luke AirForce Base.

AirForce Induction Ceremony at Luke AirForce Base.

We Leave You With This Simple Message from Our Totem Pole Tradition At The Cabin.

Inscribed Upon It Are Our Hopes and Dreams

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Where We Are Today

 Singing away at Beatitudes with beautiful scarves.

Singing away at Beatitudes with beautiful scarves.

 Once upon a time we couldn't show our faces. Now we show our pride on our shirts!

Once upon a time we couldn't show our faces. Now we show our pride on our shirts!

 Livia Gho, Artistic Director 2015-2017

Livia Gho, Artistic Director 2015-2017

 Livin' it up at the Denver GALA 2016

Livin' it up at the Denver GALA 2016

 Welcome Kimberly Waigwa! Artistic Director 2017-present

Welcome Kimberly Waigwa! Artistic Director 2017-present

 Spreading holiday joy

Spreading holiday joy

 Kimberly is either conducting or praying for a good concert

Kimberly is either conducting or praying for a good concert


We Rolled Up Our Sleeves to Pay the Bills

 Our first car wash fundraiser (we raised about $300).

Our first car wash fundraiser (we raised about $300).

 ¡Lave de coches! ¡Solo cinco dólares!

¡Lave de coches! ¡Solo cinco dólares!

 We can bring those cars in...

We can bring those cars in...

 ...scrub them clean...

...scrub them clean...

 ...and look good while doing it!

...and look good while doing it!

 Yard sale after yard sale...we moved a lot of second hand treasures.

Yard sale after yard sale...we moved a lot of second hand treasures.

 We hawk 50-50 raffle tickets during the Phoenix Mercury game.

We hawk 50-50 raffle tickets during the Phoenix Mercury game.

 We raffle goody-filled gift baskets.

We raffle goody-filled gift baskets.

 We raffle awesome prizes, like this drum.

We raffle awesome prizes, like this drum.

 Best raffle win ever for a lucky woman and her dog!

Best raffle win ever for a lucky woman and her dog!

 Our  For Good Dinner and Auction  became our greatest fundraiser ever.

Our For Good Dinner and Auction became our greatest fundraiser ever.

With Gratitude

It takes a lot to keep our Chorus financially strong. We could not do this is it were not for the gifts of our generous patrons. We'd like to express our heartfelt thanks to those who have supported us through the years. You have filled our hearts with song and filled our community with music.

Thank you, Gracias, Merci, Grazie, Arigato, Do Jeh, Danke Sehr, Khop Khn Mak Kha, Spasiba, Takk, Gamsahabnida, Mahalo, Toda, Efharisto

 

 


Other Things We've Done

We Give Back To Our Community through Habitat for Humanity

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And again with Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse

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We Had a Blast at Our Party In the Pines!

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