Join the Chorale GIVING BACK MUSICALLY TO THE COMMUNITY
Practices and Commitments
Our concert year runs from September through the first week of June. In September we begin rehearsal for our Christmas concert. We break for the holidays and reconvene in January, when we begin rehearsals for our spring/summer concerts.
Timpanogos Chorale rehearses every Thursday evening from 7 to 9 pm at Historic City Hall in American Fork, Utah. The address is 31 N Church Street in American Fork. We do not rehearse June through August.
Choir members should plan to rehearse and perform with us for the entire concert year. Attendance at dress rehearsals and our main performances of our Christmas and spring/summer concerts is mandatory. We make every effort to provide the year's schedule in advance so choir members can arrange their schedules accordingly.
Dues are $50 per person per concert year. Additional family members are $30 each. Dues are due by the end of September for returning members, or within 8 weeks of joining the choir for new members.
Choir members must provide their own concert dress or tux. (Concert dress is from Stage Accent ; a tux can be purchased or rented from Tuxedo Wearhouse. Contact Brandt at 801-226-7681.) Ladies also must purchase matching jewelry. Contact Jetta Rasmussen at rehearsal. Choir members have the option to purchase or borrow their music. You must have a plain black folder for performances. Some choir members have purchased theirs here, but you are welcome to purchase yours wherever you like. It must be plain and black.
Phone: Cheri Christensen at 801-885-3409 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the ChoraleA 59-YEAR MUSICAL LEGACY
Timpanogos Chorale is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide members with vocal opportunities, to aid in the development of their musical talents and skills, to assist in the development of their appreciation for beautiful music from diverse cultures and genres, and to present such music to the community.
The Timpanogos Chorale was originally called the American Fork Civic Choir. It has also been called the American Fork Community Choir and the North Utah County Community Choir, among other names. It started back in 1963 under the direction of Kenneth J. Bird, who also directed the American Fork City Band. The local LDS stake had disbanded stake choir in order to encourage support for ward choirs. City Councilman F. Haw Durfey, later a prominent mayor of American Fork, asked the disheartened choir members if they would like to form the American Fork Civic Choir.
And thus it began. Alpine School District agreed to let them practice in the chorale room at the high school. By 1969 there were 80 members.
We have performed at the Golden Spike Centennial celebration, in the Tabernacle on Temple Square and at the Provo Tabernacle Chorale Festival, at the West Valley Multi-Choir Festival in West Jordan and in many surrounding Utah communities. Timpanogos Chorale, in many of its various incarnations, has enjoyed the directorship of Dale Rasmussen, Paul Mortensen, Annette Anderson, Kathy Jolley, Merilee Barrett Hunter, Kenna Mills, and now Brett Rasmussen, among others. It has also enjoyed the accompaniment of some very talented pianists – among them, current city Councilwoman Heidi Rodeback.
Timpanogos Chorale would like to thank the American Fork Arts Council for its continued patronage, as well as the contribution and hard work of its members – current and former – and especially the support of the members of the community.
Chorale Events2014 PERFORMANCE AND EVENT SCHEDULE
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - Auditions for 2014
6 - 7pm at American Fork Historic City Hall - 31 North Church Street
NOTE: Auditions on January 9 have been canceled due to illness.
We can accept new members to the Chorale throughout the month of January. If you miss the audition date on Jan 16, simply come attend a rehearsal. Before or after the rehearsal meet with Brett and set a time for an audition.
Thursday 16, 2014 - Start of Rehearsals
7 - 9pm at American Fork Historic City Hall - 31 North Church Street
Rehearsals are every Thursday at HCH from 7-9PM
May 10, 2014 - Spring Concert
American Fork Junior High (20 W 1120 N, Am Fork), 7:30 pm
Come enjoy a choral feast of patriotic, folk, classical, and broadway music.
May 23-26, 2014 - Concert Tour to Washington, DC
CHOIR TOUR! We are going on choir tour with Music Celebrations International! We're going to Washington, DC, May 23-26 to tour the sites and participate in the 2014 National Memorial Day Choral Festival. We'll be studying and singing with Dr. Craig Jessop who has formerly directed the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, amongst many other accomplishments.
Monday, June 2, 2014 - Concerts in the Park
At 7pm, we kick off American Fork's Concerts in the Park series at the American Fork Amphitheatre at Quail Cove, 851 E. 700 N.